Wednesday, November 30, 2016
We saw the first official teaser trailer for Dean Isrealite's Power Rangers back in October ahead of its forthcoming release in March of next year and prior to this, most of the costumes thusfar look fantastic. That said, up until now the only gripe I've had was Poison Ivy look of villainess Rita Repulsa as depicted in costume with actress Elizabeth Banks.
If there were ever an actor worthy of big screen appeal as a villain, instantly it would be actor Louis Koo as the heinous, murdering son of a General in Benny Chan's latest home release prospect, Call Of Heroes. Action legend Sammo Hung himself directed the action headlining the riveting drama telling of a group of skilled warriors uniting against a coming threat with actors Eddie Peng, Wu Jing, Sean Lau and Liu Kai Chi delivering even more of the film's best performances.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Welp, fact is that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is pretty much selling itself much like any other event title I usually taper off from. How? Well you needn't look further than the reports citing the need for "waiting rooms" with Fandango and Movietickets boasting their biggest first day sales ever, beating out Deadpool and Suicide Squad.
Actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (The Grandmaster, See You Tomorrow) is set to stake his claim in the now-filming Monster Hunt 2 from Edko Films. Raman Hui is currently rolling cameras for a 2018 release with little plot details known while Leung is said to play a role that stands pivotal for our its principal lead CG character from the first film.
Monday, November 28, 2016
We were thoroughly excited when Hong Kong stunt veteran-turned-filmmaker Bruce Fontaine began circulating markets earlier this year for his latest directorial debut, Beyond Redemption. In the months since then we were also pleased that the film landed at Well Go USA for its forthcoming home releases, as such now reportedly dated for February 7, 2017.
If there were ever a film to arrive in time for the holidays, it appears it would be director Derek Yee's latest 3D endeavor, Sword Master. The film is releasing theatrically this Friday in China and is now bound for screens in North America and Canada on December 9 as per Well Go USA's latest announcement which now comes branded with a fresh new U.S. poster. Peep it below along with a small batch of stills from the film!
My own off-time has allowed me to catch up on a bunch of South Korean film gems this year and so I plan on taking in some more going into 2017. Cooperation, CJ Entertainment's latest feat from sophomore director Kim Sung-Hoon certainly looks like a worthwhile treat with an odd couple twist about two cops from both sides of the DMZ working to bring down the boss of a North Korean refugee crime organization.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Watch The New Music Video From The HEADSHOT OST, "Impostor Heart" By Andre Harihandoyo & Sonic People
The new 'Mo Bros action flick, Headshot, is just over ten days away as of this piece and a lot of us are already sold on it. For this, many of us still get to relish in all the hype for the film's campaign, likely taking in gobloads of teaser footage - I don't really know how much there is of that though since all I've seen were the first two official trailers and a snippet of the first behind-the-scenes video which you can view here as we wait for more featurettes.
Friday, November 25, 2016
There's a lot happening in the next few years and especially with actor and martial artist Wu Jing who is still in production with his latest sequel offering, Wolf Warriors 2. The film follows up last year's hit in the wake of a lengthy post-production, thankfully landing the film a nearly $90 million dollar gross in China, making it a Spring blockbuster.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
STEP UP: CHINA: First Teaser Poster Signals Ron Yuan's Directorial Dance/Martial Arts Hybrid Debut For Lionsgate Co-Production
It was going to happen eventually, I reckon. Indeed, pick almost any dance movie in recent memory and you're bound to see some choreography blending a dose or several of martial arts. Such is what appears to be happening now over at Lionsgate who, joined by China’s Infinity Pictures/CMC and Yue Hua Entertainment Culture Communications, are now signaling their latest movement with the first teaser poster for a sixth installment of the Step Up franchise to begin on December 9 with locations in Beijing and Los Angeles.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
2014 was a real milestone year for John Wick debut directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. The hit film has since become the continuing reference point for both veteran stunt professionals and second unit directors as the two grew more and more prolific over the past couple of years with both names being in the mix to helm several titles.
CROWDFUNDING ALERT: Help Keep The Dorans Together In Their Time Of Need Following Last Week's San Leandro Shooting
|From L to R: Paul and Susan Doran, daughter Kaitlin and wife, Bridger|
Monday, November 21, 2016
|Photo: Arnold Wells|
Thankfully, friend and one of Canada's best stuntmen, Alex Chung took to this year's Toronto International Film Fest to screen Headshot for a review on our site. I also recommended it as a chance for him to meet Pang and the cast and unfortunately their meeting was too brief in the midst of the electricity in the room for them to have a proper chat, and I, for one, hope that gets rectified before long.
Sunny Pang: This year has been good to me, all thanks to 'Mo brothers for giving me to play a leading role in Headshot as Lee! I couldn't thank Timo Tjahjanto enough for giving me this opportunity, and I also feel fortunate to work with Iko Uwais and his team, and the other cast members as well! Aint it cool! [laughs]
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
THE CROW REBORN: Production Lands At Davis, Highland And Electric For 2017 Start; Momoa And Hardy Attachment Uncertain
Jesse V. Johnson's Comic Book Adaptation, ACCIDENT MAN Confirms Its Roster With Martial Arts Star Scott Adkins Leading
The past few weeks have been brewing something under the radar in a modest effort to surprise action fans before several details about Jesse V. Johnson's latest film, Accident Man, were leaked online via IMDb. At this point it pretty much makes the best sense to report it all know and thus, the latest trade news via Deadline confirms most of the suspected cast along with a few surprises as follows.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Having been the more well received of the trilogy now in progress, the Aaron Kwok-starring second chapter, The Monkey King 2 is finally headed to U.S. audiences following limited theatrical releases earlier this year. December 6 is the date for its Digital HD offering prior to its DVD/Blu-Ray release on January 3, and with any luck we'll be holding a giveaway for three lucky winners between now and then!
PANDORA Signals A Race Against Mother Nature's Clock In The Latest Trailer For The New Park Jung Woo Disaster Thriller
Without question in my own collective up keep of live-action anime/manga-adapted feature titles to come, Fumihiko Sori's take on the sprawling epic, Fullmetal Alchemist, is sure to be on radar for many an otaku. It's also been one of the more tedious animes to follow with there being two versions - the latter being Irie Yasuhiro's Bones-produced Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood providing a more complete telling of the Arakawa Hiromu manga.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Needless to say we'll still be getting more official black-and-white stills stemming from the forthcoming release of James Mangold's new film, Logan. That said, the poster and trailer side of things will be sure to color it up some and the latest poster started rolling out with international captions, and on Tuesday with an English version of it featuring actor Hugh Jackman and actress Dafne Keen.
Ringo Lam Actioner, SKY ON FIRE, Ignites Its Way To Theaters In The U.S. And Canada From Well Go USA
Certainly one of the more stellar looking films as of late, the trailers for Ringo Lam's upcoming action thriller, Sky On Fire, have been nothing short of eye-popping. The stunts, action and pacing for the film's story in whole feel truly fitting with the emboldened nature of Lam's leagcy as one of the greatest in his field and with none other than actor Daniel Wu front and center of it all.
'Warrior' Helmer Gavin O'Connor Is Readying A More 'Badass' THE GREEN HORNET Reboot At Paramount Pictures!
Relativity, Storyoscopic Announce Production Deal; Sequels To IMMORTALS, THE NOVEMBER MAN And More In The Works
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
A Barrage Of Fisticuffs And Bloody Knuckles Signal The First Look Teaser For Indie MA Thriller, BOUND BY DEBT
Long overdue for an explanation good enough to adhere to the protest, the release of live-action manga/anime thriller, Ghost In The Shell, now arrives with its first trailer following a spate of micro teasers and a recent behind-the-scenes look. Undoubtedly this one has an otherwise lush and slick look to it in many of the shots, accompanied by sequences respective to some of the original material.