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Gang Dong-Won Hits The Ground Running In 2017 With Fugitive Thriller, GOLDEN SLUMBER
Actor Gang Dong-Won is currently enjoying his box office reign along with Lee Byung-Hun and Kim Won-Bin in the new action thriller, Master. As it stands now, the actor is now poised to carry over the momentum into the start of 2017 for his newest gig, Haunted Obsession director No Dong-Seok's Golden Slumber which will release later in the year from CJ Entertainment.
Taking cues from Isaka Kotaro's 2007 novel from Shinchosa and following Nakamura Yoshihiro's own 2010 adaptation for Toho, Gang will play Gun-Woo, a deliveryman wrongfully accused and entraped in a conspiracy that now sees him as a wanted fugitive for the assassination of the newly-elected prime minister. Actress Han Hyo-Joo will play Sun-Young, his college friend who now works as a radio reporter.
Joining the two are Gang's The Priests co-star Kim Eui-Sung, Han's The Beauty Inside co-star Kim Dae Myung, and Phantom Detective co-star Kim Sung-Kyung.
An exasperating wait, no less, for folks like myself who live in the U.S.. Still, it's nice to know that a Blu-Ray/Digital HD release of the new tournament martial arts thriller, Boyka: Undisputed, is well on its way with an August release, while it's even nicer to know that the film's star, actor and martial artist Scott Adkins wants to do a fifth.
He says so at around the 11:40 mark in his latest interview now online following his recent appearance at MCM Expo in London this week to discuss the role and the film as a whole - And not for nothing either as he continues to pound away at fans who enjoy his movies, but insist on stealing them online which will otherwise kill any chance of the film happening before 2030 if we're lucky (my words, not his).
Adkins also shares several new images from his latest, Accident Man, and some gems on Michael Cuesta's American Assassin, working with Tony Jaa on the recently-wrapped ensemble action thriller, Triple Threat, and muc…
Production I.G.'s longstanding Blood saga has been a mainstay in manga and on film and TV, save for Chris Nahon's own less-than-stellar effort nearly a decade ago. Since then, the animated franchise has seen its own evolution despite bearing some controversy which forbade it in both Japan and even China despite positive reviews.
That legacy extends further to Blood-C: The Last Dark, as its 2015 live-action stageplay, Blood-C: The Last Mind from director Shutaro Oku who has since moved on to a live-action setting for the upcoming spin-off, Asura Girl: Blood-C from Production I.G. and all-female animation group, CLAMP. Fujisaki Junichi, whose shared credits with the entirety of the Blood franchise date back to the 2000 Playstation game, wrote the script which will expand on the principal villain, Fumito, from the 2011 Blood-C anime now in a prequel setting. The story takes place in prewar-period Japan under the military government. The bloody battle between the tyrannical Specia…
Some great and surprising news came out of Cannes over the weekend and I've been busy like hell covering as much as I could. Those pieces are still up and so feel free to check those out, otherwise, you're more than welcome to enjoy yourself for this week's installment of The Hit List which, to say the least, finishes stronger than I even imagined.
We kick things off with a brand new playlist of stunt reels featuring some amazing work by Robert Bennett, David Russell Graham, Jazzy Ellis, Alex Del'Aquila, William Asbury, Maria Thomas, Brandon Alan Smith, Michael Carey, Gina Kessler, Benjamin Hinnant, Joseph Roark and Califf Guzman.
As far as promotiomal items go, there are a couple of bits and the first is a promo video by stuntman and fight choreographer Rustic B who has been hosting his own miniseries of film fighting tutorials for up-and-comers. He's stepping it up this month with the Fight Scene Challenge, and not without some promising perks for those who make t…