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FilMart Banner And Poster Images Arise For 'Ip Man 3' Spin-Off, CHEUNG TIN-CHI
Perhaps one of the biggest prospects coming out of FilMart last week was the addition of actor and martial artist Max Zhang's upcoming role in Cheung Tin-Chi, spinning off lead actor Donnie Yen's opposite in the 2016 hit, Ip Man 3. And it's pretty big, too, for Zhang's current career progression now landing him roles in several noteworthy projects to date from Asia through Hollywood, including The Invincible Dragon for Pegasus Motion Pictures, and Pacific Rim 2: Uprising for Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
Front and center though is our title character, as seen in the aforementioned Ip Man 3 who learns of the legendary Wing Chun grandmaster's skillset. Cheung, a struggling rickshaw driver working hard to feed his family, eventually sees an opportunity to captialize through his own proficient Wing Chun fighting prowess with the launch of his own school, and in doing so, forming his cordial friendship with Master Ip into a vociferous rivalry that consumes the local media. Ip, otherwise aware of the current events, tends to the needs of his wife, Wing-sing (Lynn Hung), until they come to terms with Ip's destiny as a martial artist in lieu of a private one-on-one duel between masters.
Cheung Tin-Chi, untitled at the time was announced last May and with its further confirmation at FilMart from Pegasus, the film reportedly confirmed a cast currently rounding out with actress Michelle Yeoh (Marco Polo) and actor Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume Two), bookending with an expected guest starring role from international action star Tony Jaa (xXx 3). Action maestro Yuen Woo-Ping is helming the pic which is expected to start this summer.
Seperately, Yen, currently on deck to star in an adaptation of the game, Sleeping Dogs, will commence the production of a fourth Ip Man movie with Wilson Yip at the helm beginning next year.
The preliminary artwork below for Cheung Tin-Chi was previously seen at FilMart and have since gone viral with clear scans you can check out for your own viewing.
Chaos and Extraction helmer Tony Giglio is back and pretty much confirming just shy of a year after posting this teaser pic that actor and martial artist Michael Jai White does, in fact, get to fire that big ass gun. S.W.A.T.: Under Siege is the name and a likely direct-to-video a la sequel in name to its predecessors with no relation to its current TV form.
White plays the point man of this latest roster led by Sam Jaeger (American Sniper) and Adrianne Palicki (GI Joe 2: Retaliation) with a story that tells of a raid gone wrong and an international terrorist who (Matthew Marsden) descends on a S.W.A.T. compound in pursuit of White's character - marked conveniently by a Scorpion tatoo. Crave Online broke the exclusive with an official synopsis on Monday: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall (Jaeger) seizes a mysterious prisoner and takes him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave after wave of as…
Having had a stellar festival run throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. with last year's Fantastic Fest premiere, director Shimomura Yuji's new film, Re:Born, has seen quite the journey to its praise. The same can amply be applied to the resurgence of its star, actor Sakaguchi Tak who, given personal career circumstances, essentially had to keep off radar and thankfully, that dry patch is now over and done.
How so? Well, despite intial speculations of Re:Born being his last film, it has instead been noticeably buzzed as his return and one that stands deservedly on ceremony. Together with WAVE innovator, close quarters fighting expert Inagawa Yoshitaka and host to a story sampling from the inspired dark, reclusive tales of real-life commandos, Sakaguchi stars as a small town clerk forced to adhere to his bloodlust once again following a string of military murders and the emergence of a squad of clandestined soldiers and assassins led by his former commanding officer now seeking…
Honorary Oscar winner Jackie Chan is in Shanghai stirring a ruckus for attendees and fellow stars at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. More news on this will rollout eventually and there will be plenty to sift over amid the buzz for Chan and his upcoming titles, and the same goes for the Fall release of the new thriller, The Foreigner, which is getting an October 13 release from STX.
The film takes its cues from Stephen Leather's novel, The Chinaman and is adapted for the screen by David Marconi with Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell directing. Chan is joined by Pierce Brosnan, Liu Tao and Katie Leung for the story of a South London restaurant owner who reverts to the lethal skillset built in his dark past, paving his own way for vengeance after an IRA terrorist attack that kills his family and the justice system fails him.
The film has already made itself a share of festival appearances with a few gamey one-sheets but we now have an official first poster for its …