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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.
2013 saw the genesis of an ambitious and original new endeavor from Canadian martial arts film and stunt troupe, Team 2X. That project, from industry stuntman and coordinator James Mark (Wolves), hails this week from Raven Banner with forthcoming release, Kill Order, aiming to spark a new wave of feature length martial arts movie fandom with stuntman and martial artist Chris Mark (Scott Pilgrim VS. The World) setting the stage for his own feature acting debut. When David, a troubled high school student who appears to suffer from mental illness, finds himself in a situation where he is about to be taken captive for reasons unknown, a dark power takes over his body opening the doors to a world of superhuman abilities and a past kept secret.Also starring are Dan Park, Denis Akiyama and Jessica Clement along with the mind-blowing feats of Team 2X for its November 24 premiere at the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival. Raven Banner will then follow suit with a U.S./Canada release on F…
Friday night marked another big event weekend in which I had the opportunity to partially partake. A night of festive dining, laughter and comeradery that felt all too short for me, though I managed to fend off the sleep deprivation for a whole day to write about it. Feel free to check it out of you fancy it.
Of course, the work doesn't stop there. This week's installment of the Hit List is packed with a fresh new load of film, stunt and screenfighting talent and much more.
As such, it was actress and martial artist Geneviève Doang(STUDIO+ series Dragon Race) who left a striking impression on me a few Winters ago with one of the best action comedy short you'll ever see involving two heroes kicking NAZI ass, Le Aventures De Tranh Et Nowak. The short, also starring actor Quentin d'Hainaut, was intially meant as a pilot for a hopeful series that never came to pass but you can still catch the short online. And, in pairing fashion, you will find that footage visible in thei…
Next year will soon see the premiere of the CW's latest superhero serial adaptation, Black Lighting. That hasn't hindered actor and award-winning filmmaker Choice Skinner from installing his own seal of approval on the popular DC Comics character and as it stands, lending a spotlight to two major superhero IPs in the same universe.
For this, Skinner's own independently-produced and non-profit fan film project, Black Lightining: Tobias's Revenge, is finally set to air its finale on Tuesday at 9:00am PST/12:00pm Eastern. The news comes following the release of the first part back in April from Darkan Entertainment, LLC., and self-funded with sponsorship by Action VFX, with Skinner directing as well as starring and sharing writing duties with actor James Moten Black. Ex-Mayor and crime Lord Tobias Whale has returned to Suicide Slums to exact revenge against local famed superhero Black Lightning. Tobias gathers gang members from the local gang 100 and several other super v…