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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.
I could go on and on until I'm blue in the face about how excited I am for the new action thriller, Triple Threat. I won't, but I will throw my hat in with some words for seasoned stuntman and filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson who, in the wake of a stagnant directing career salvaged by the appeal drawn from his latest release, Savage Dog, has risen above expectations in opportune fashion.
It truly is something to be proud of... a succession accompanied, no less, by a line-up of some serious, prominent action starpower; Names like Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen as well as Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping and Jeeja Yanin are all but what one would dream of seeing in a single movie together on the big screen, which, at least until starting late last year, almost felt like an impossibility.
Then again, there were people who thought that Jaa would never appear in a movie with Donnie Yen dating back twelve years ago as the Thai action star took the mantle with groundb…
You've seen him play the Game Of Death opposite Bruce Lee in the late martial arts star's final film. You've watched him go down in the iconic bar room brawl as "Sticks" in Out For Justice. You might have even caught him in a heartfelt and defining moment in the finale scene of David Mamet's 2008 martial arts drama, Redbelt.
Or, if you're immersed in the martial arts niche enough then you've likely given a glance at martial arts legend, Dan Inosanto, in various viral self-defense videos online or in segments from the many documentaries he's been featured in within the last few decades, namely Jay Ignacio's The Bladed Hand: The Global Impact of the Filipino Martial Arts or Pete McCormack's I Am Bruce Lee. For certain, the actor and ardent teacher and FMA mainstay's relevance is guaranteed this week with the news of a new biopic based on the Guro's little-known life and history which includes helping the Dallas Cowboys win Super Bow…
If you think Lionsgate is done blowing your collective minds into the stratosphere and beyond with all things John Wick, you couldn't be more wrong. Point in fact, with a comic book and a television series spin-off brewing, it turns out that the studio is ready to make the world of the titular assasin a whole lot bigger.
The word now is Ballerina - such is the title of the script acquired by Lionsgate in a bidding war against other studios last week. The project is described as a tonal nod to Luc Besson's 1990s action movie fervor with La Femme Nikita, but with a more pulpy, hyper-stylized treatment akin to the work of Quentin Tarantino or Matthew Vaughn.
Story details haven't been made public, save for the plot generally centered on a young woman raised as an assassin and subsequently sets out to murder her family's equally trained killers. The sale of the script is a milestone success for fledgling screenwriter, 23-year old Shay Hatten, a Loyola Marymount's Scho…