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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.
Having extensively covered Universal Pictures's famed Fast franchise, this week's latest bit of coverage has to be the closest I've come. It's primarily attributed to the forthcoming live show which kicks off in London in January and obviously with a film saga so action packed, of course it's going to need a crew of some very talented stunt performers to take to task the very feats attendees can expect.
For this, it is with great pleasure to have been able to share an auspicious chat with Adam Brashaw, someone whose work thusfar in stunts, film and television have been all but impressive. He's only appeared in The Hit List a few times having done three shortfilms (two of which I have seen), and you need only to see the results for yourself apart from his exceptional work reel just above.
Brashaw is going nine years strong in his field with multiple credits to his name, including at least one upcoming film project which he discusses a bit about later in this in…
Among many of the film, TV and independent projects I've followed up on, one stood out as something worth following in its early days as I had known of the folks working on its action for its director, Charlie Dennis. Fast forward three Winters later and we were introduced to the world of gritty martial arts short, Deep Pan Fury, with UK actor Andrew Koji, whose extensive TV and film acting and stunt credits include 2007 Muay Thai flick, Fighting Beat, Justin Lin's Furious 6 and as the voice of Hien in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.
Conclusively, I couldn't be more proud of Koji this week, and that brings us to the longstanding developments of Cinemax's upcoming ten-episode martial arts drama, Warrior which is set to go before cameras in South Africa on October 22. Netflix series Fauda helmer Assaf Bernstein is directing from a script by Banshee creator Jonathan Tropper, in turn inspired by the unproduced work of late martial artist multihyphenate, entertainer and fil…
I still plan on catching Magnet's U.S. release of Miike Takashi's hit manga adaptation, Blade Of The Immortal next month. Folks in the U.K. still have a bit of a wait though and in all likelihood it won't stall any excitement that has already been drawn from the rave press reviews in the last six months, including this month at Sitges. Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine...
Arrow Films is releasing the film theatrically on December 8. The trailer looks something a bit similar from the international pitch from months earlier but still delivers the desired effect. Enjoy, and set the date!