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Carrie Fisher's Scenes Have Been Completed For The Next STAR WARS Film
Fans concerned with whether or not actress Carrie Fisher finished her scenes for her slated appearance in the next Star Wars movie which wrapped this past summer, can put their minds at ease. The latest trade news according to The Wrap reports that Fisher will, indeed, reprise her role as Leia, formerly a rebel princess and now an active general of the Resistance against the First Order as seen in last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The news comes hours after Fisher's death was confirmed on December 27, four days after the actress's plane landed in Los Angeles inbound from London amid suffering a stroke, prompting her admittance to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where her condition reportedly improved. Fisher's career launched with Hal Ashby's Shampoo (1975) and has worked with stars such as the Beatles's Ringo Starr, The Blues Brothers, Tom Hanks, Mike Myers and comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob - Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. Fisher is also a multiaward-winning activist and author having earned her acclaim with her outspoken gravitas and comedic allure, and shedding light on issues such as mental health and drug abuse.
To date, her biggest stake in film is accomodated by director George Lucas co-stars, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew among others, and a worldwide fanbase that accumulated in nearly four decades with the premiere of Star Wars in 1977 launching a franchise that would embed itself as a contending bookmark in sci-fi history for years to come. Fisher, who was 60, will be seen in the tentatively titled Star Wars VIII from director Rian Johnson on December 15, 2017.
Fantasia 2018's second wave of titles arrived on Thursday and the first thing that stood out to me in a social media post was the name Cynthia Rothrock. That said all I needed to know to look further into the raft of titles, segments and events made public before the full line-up announcement on July 7 and as expected, the programme is turning out to be quite the feat.
Erik Matti's hotly anticipated BuyBust is pretty much an all-in factor for the hardcore action fans already lined-up for its August 10 North American release from Well Go USA. The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion starring Kim Da-Mi was another surprise in recent weeks showcasing a rather awesome trailer for I Saw The Devil writer Park Hoon-Jung's latest feature directing effort.
Also in tow are Sam Elliott in The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Searching starring Jon Cho, and awards and celebrations of the aforementioned Rothrock as well as other screenings like Victor Vu's Loi Bao which I'…
Another headlining rematch is on deck for Wilson Yip's Ip Man 4 with Jackie Chan apparently set to appear opposite star Donnie Yen. This little detail, by way of a report on Wednesday at Jaynestars cites local news sources, confirms that filming has wrapped for the fourth installment in which Chan will play a respected Chinatown Big Brother amid the story setting that lands our title hero in the U.S. alongside martial arts progeny Bruce Lee.
Yen and Chan have shared the screen together a few times in Shanghai Knights (2003) and The Twins Effect 2 (a.k.a. Blade Of Kings) (2004). The two are joined by Paradox co-star Chris Collins and Vanness Wu of Star Runner fame, both who share respective screen history with actor Scott Adkins who also stars.
Oddly enough and despite viral posts, the report also suggests Ip Man 3 co-star and Kung Fu League headliner and most-noted Bruce Lee persona in recent memory; Danny Chan may be sitting out the role this time around.
A late 2018 or early 20…
Here's a little something to bare in mind for a potemtial future Hit List entry: Enter John Fallon of The Shelter, American Muscle and upcoming Heretic helmer, and newcomer, actor and martial artist Marc Natoli who've since completed their work on Paul Allica's new feature venture, The Siege Of Robin Hood on which Fallon served as co-star and producer.
Going forward, they now turn their attention to the forthcoming July shortfilm production, The Proposal. The two are joined by Neighbors actress Kahli Williams with a script from Fallon, and Ben Whimper, best known for producing projects like shortfilms Quanta and Arrowhead, and now staking his claim at the helm to direct. When gun for hire and all around tough customer Mason Stone (Marc Natoli) takes his long time girlfriend Emma (Kahli Williams) out on the town with the intent of popping the big question, he finds his proposal plans rudely interrupted by a group of highly skilled assassins who want him dead. What's a …