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2013's Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear had its fumbles. I rant about them here in this link while I will also add that, towards its credits, the film stands somewhat terrific as a martial arts action piece from a filmmaker who has grown prolific over the years. Moreover, it's been years since a film franchise became prevalent as did ninja movies in the 70's through the early 90's, a thought that comes to mind when I think of Scott Adkins and both Ninja films dating back to 2009, and for all intents and purposes, I think another installment is in order.
Surely enough, people said the same thing after Undisputed 3: Redemption and though it took a fight lasting nearly five years, a fourth is finally pending with a release, and some seriously sick footage proving its mettle. That said, should there be a third Ninja film in the works, I certainly hope it won't take as long - even though its been more than two and a half years since the release of the second film.
Thus, leave it to the film's star to help leas the charge for the cause! Apparently there's an official fan page for the movie with the goal of helping the film progress forward and earn the approval of investors. Adkins recently shared the hopeful film's page on his own social media with the goal of doing so and you can click here to help build its momentum and voice your call for a third. In addition, the screenfighting-gifted co-star of the upcoming Marvel's Doctor Strange shared a fan-edited video from a few years ago by user Maska 411, featuring the sounds of Linkin Park and Page Hamilton, and highlights of the second film directed by none other than Isaac Florentine, and also starring Tim Man and Kane Kosugi.
The past few weeks have been stirring the fan fervor a bit between Wu Jing's current Hong Kong run with hit sequel, Wolf Warrior 2, as well as Donnie Yen in lieu of his upcoming crime drama, Chasing The Dragon. Both names circulated the rumormill in hyperbolic fanboy fashion next to that of action star Jet Li (League Of Gods) who himself scaled back substantially on physically demanding roles in recent years due to his own health.
Whatever the case may be now, of course there's a photo flying around on social media with no context to it whatsoever, and doing nothing to ease the curiousity with specifics. For this, we now have some much-needed clarity with news of the new shortfilm, Master, now in production with Yen, Wu and Li involved. Unknown are the respective degrees of involvement while it is also reported that Jack Ma invited the trio to work together on this project.
Regarding the above photo, it was taken with congratulations to Yen in the wake of his recent fourteen-…
With the upcoming rollout or Jesse Johnson's The Pay Up, Accident Man and Triple Threat in his wake, leave it to action star Scott Adkins to help carry the mantle with word on the upcoming action thriller revisal, Sinners & Saints: Vengeance. Adkins will reunite once more with Chad Law-penned Jarhead 3: The Siege helmer William Kaufman who, in turn, reunites with actor Johnny Strong who led the initial 2011 revenge cop thriller.
The film aims as a stand-alone sequel which tells of a New Orleans detective who journeys to Moscow to avenge the murder of his partner at the hands of a syndicate enforcer with the help of an old war buddy, and the enforcer's lover. Law, whose writing credits also include Kaufman's zombie hit thriller, Daylight's End and Isaac Florentine's Adkins-led home invasion action pic, Close Range, is scripting with Saints And Sinners scribe Jay Moses ahead of the film's Bulgarian shoot this Winter.
Three years, two films and more than a global gross of $171 million dollars later, the fact is there's no way that the John Wick film saga was not getting third installment. That became clearer last October as well as back in June with reports of Derek Kolstad returning to pen the script; Chad Stahelski's involvement was still being ironed out even after sharing the helm with 87Eleven partner David Leitch for the 2014 original and debuting as a solo director on the sequel.
For this, we have new trade updates over at Deadline officiating Stahelski's return for John Wick: Chapter Three which now has an official release date set for May 17, 2019. Casting remains pending while the most obvious of the reprising bunch will be that of actor Keanu Reeves whose portrayal of the title character - a stoic hitman forced to violently broker his wishful exit from the highly-organized criminal underworld regulated by a self-sustaining global syndicate known as The Continental, which its…