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BLACK SITE Broods With Menacing Villains And Brutal Fight Action In The First Teaser

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Pandorica helmer Tom Paton's latest sci-fi thriller, Black Site, recently wrapped filming following production start in June. Actress and martial artist Samantha Schnitzler makes her lead debut in this, Paton's own inspired genre push honing in on The Raid and HP Lovecraft - a combo now available to sample from in the first official teaser ahead of its 2018 release. BLACK SITE is the story of REN REID, orphaned as a child when a member of an ancient race known as THE ELDER GODS killed her parents. Twenty years have passed and a fractured Ren now works for the covert group ARTEMIS, an organization set up to capture, contain and deport these ELDER GODS back to the dimension that they came from.When the ELDER GOD responsible for Ren’s childhood tragedy, Erobos, is caught and brought to the BLACK SITE for deportation, Ren must partner with an unlikely ally, Sam, as the last line of defence against a wave of zealots, worshippers of the ELDER GODS, hell bent on releasing their deity …

Sony Lands A May 2019 Release Date For MEN IN BLACK Spin-Off

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More than twenty years later and well over $1.6 billion dollars in its wake, the hit Men In Black franchise is gearing up for a new spin-off with the involvement of Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight scribes Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. A May 17, 2019 release date has been stamped for the film as a search for a director goes underway following years of efforts that have since led to the currently-shelved ambitious Jumpstreet crossover, MiB 23 which is reportedly still being developed.
Barry Sonnenfeld directed the earlier trilogy headlined by actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as members of a covert organization of black-clad agents who mitigate and monitor Earth's unseen coexistence with aliens while battling extraterrestrial foes. The two actors who have gone on to star in recent titles (i.e. Smith in Suicide Squad and Jones in Jason Bourne) are unlikely to return while the film sets out for a story of its own with new characters and a scope that spans as exemplary a…

Stewart, Nyong'o Among Those Circling CHARLIE'S ANGELS For Sony

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It's been a few years since we last learned that actress/director Elizabeth Banks would helm a theatrical reinstatement of classic television property, Charlie's Angels. This week, casting is reportedly underway and several names are in the mix for roles, including those of actresses Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong'o.
Banks, director of the hit musical comedy sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, will also produce the film for Sony Pictures with her husband Max Handelman. Based on the popular ABC series from 1976 to 1981, Charlie's Angels centered on three women, accompanied by their associate, Bosley, who work various assigmments as private investigators for the Townsend Agency at the behest of actor John Forsythe's speakerphone voice.
McG directed two quirky feature contemporary film adaptations in 2000 and 2003 which transitioned the same narrative whilst paving the way for "Destiny's Child" music fandom and riding the coattails of Hong Kong crossover fight a…

THE TREASURE: High Seas Epic Adventure Ensues In The New Teaser Trailer

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I don't know the full history of the upcoming action adventure comedy, The Treasure, save for its previous title and its expected 2015 release at the time. Beyond that, what we at least now have is a completed film aiming for a local November 2 release from Distribution Workshop, marking the latest directorial paring between Gordon Chan and Ronald Cheng, the latter who also stars. Jau (Ronald CHENG) is transported back to the Qing Dynasty to rewrite his unsuccessful life via time machine. He sets off on his treasure hunting adventure in South China Seas as the legendary notorious pirate, CHEUNG Po Tsai. Joining him on screen are Dayo Wong and actress Fala Chen, all in a 3D setting to augment the swashbuckling spectacle to come. The latest teaser trailer is here as well, so take a look!


DEADLY CLASS: SYFY Orders Graphic Novel Series Adaptation

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Adam Targum (Banshee) is officially tapped to helm the pilot and serve as showrunner for forthcoming SYFY action drama, Deadly Class. The new series hails from Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions and has wrangled a team of writers and executive producers to shepherd the pilot, including Rick Remender who co-created of the graphic novel from which the show is being adapted with Wes Craig.
DEADLY CLASS follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal. Set against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, DEADLY CLASS is a coming of age journey unlike anything you've ever seen. Targum and Remender are joined by Miles Feldsott in executive producing along with Russo Bros. Productions' own Joe and Anthony Russo (The Avengers, Captain America) and Mike Larocca (Spy), and with execut…

SWORD ART ONLINE TV Adaptation Adds Showrunners/Exec Producers

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Skydance's forthcoming live-action television adaptation of hit Japanese IP property, Sword Art Online (SAO), now comes attached with award-winning writer/producer duo Patrick Massett and John Zinman (Friday Night Lights, The Blacklist,  Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). The move signals the start of a multi-year deal between the parties following last year's announcement. Skydance’s SAO series will follow brilliant young beta tester Kirito and his group of friends when they are trapped, along with 10,000 other people, in a next-generation virtual reality online role-playing game filled with swordfighting, monsters, and mystery. Masset and Zinman will serve as showrunners, and will also share writing duties on the pilot with Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Altered Carbon) who first shepherded the project to the studio. All three are executive producing the new series along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. “Patrick and John have shown incredible range in their storytelling c…

Fox Is Bringing KUNG FU Back To Television With A Female Asian Lead

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Longstanding hopes for a film adaptation of the classic martial arts series, Kung Fu, now come full circle with a reported pilot commitment for a sequel drama at Fox. Executive producers Greg Berlanti and writer Wendy Mericle (CW series Arrow) are shepherding the new take that will bring a female Asian protagonist front and center. The new Kung Fu follows the adventures of Lucy Chang, a Buddhist monk and kung fu master who travels through 1950s America armed only with her spiritual training and her martial arts skills as she searches for the man who stole her child years before. When she teams with JT Cullen, a charming Korean War vet with his own secrets, the two form an unlikely alliance that allows Lucy to continue her search while also coming to the aid of people in need. The original TV series from Ed Spielman, Jerry Thorpe and Herman Miller lasted three years with actor David Carradine who continued the iconic role of Kwai Chang Caine in a feature film follow-up with Brandon Le…

RV: RESURRECTED VICTIMS Reanimates With A Killer U.S. Teaser

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Though its taken nearly two years to release after finishing production in late 2015, Friend and Friend, The Great Legacy helmer Kwak Kyung-Taek's new thriller, RV: Resurrected Victims, is finally on deck for a South Korean October release. That leaves room for planning over at Well Go USA with a U.S. rollout now preceded by a newly branded trailer for North American audiences.
In the near future, murder victims have begun coming back to life with the sole purpose of avenging their deaths. Jin-hong (KIM Rae-won) is a cold-hearted prosecutor who’s obsessed with catching the man that killed his mother- but when she returns home, intent on killing him, he quickly becomes the lead suspect. Don't miss the new trailer announcement below!



Cinemax/Sky Series STRIKE BACK Season Five Teaser: "We're Back, Motherf*ckers!"

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A return to action-packed television is exactly what the doctor ordered for fans keen on the hit Cinemax series, Strike Back since announcing a fifth season late last year. A 2018 premiere date will likely be the case as things usually go while we now have an official teaser to whet the appetite with a new set of badasses shepherding the heroic counterterrorism unit of Section 20.
Disavowed and disbanded, the Section program is restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity. As the team journeys across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy that threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever. Headlining are actors Warren Brown and Daniel MacPherson, and actresses Roxanne McKee and Alin Sumarwata with Nina Sosanya, K…

BEYOND SKYLINE: Liam O'Donnell's Sci-Fi Action Sequel Scores Multi-Platform U.K. Releases This Winter

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Signature Entertainment has dibs for the upcoming U.K. release of Liam O'Donnell's long-awaited sci-fi sequel, Beyond Skyline. A Digital HD release is in tow for December 15 followed by Blu-Ray and DVD on January 8, 2018 while the best and earliest place UK fans can screen the film will be at the Horror Channel Fright Fest on October 28, provided that tickets are still available!
In the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2010 breakout blockbuster hit SKYLINE, tough-as-nails detective Mark (THE PURGE star Frank Grillo) embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his embittered rebellious son Trent (INSURGENT/ALLEGIANT star Johnny Weston) from a nightmarish alien warship as the extraterrestrial menace continues its human harvest. Set concurrently with the original sci-fi shocker, with Mark and Trent trapped on a subway train as the intergalactic invasion begins, THE RAID franchise martial arts star Iko Uwais joins the thrilling turbo-charged action adventure as a disparate group of su…

TOKYO GHOUL: Creepy Girlfriends, Crawlers And Creatures In The Gory U.S. Trailer For The Live-Action Horror Manga Adaptation

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As expected, a full trailer is here for the upcoming horror manga adaptation, Tokyo Ghoul. Funimation Films is gearing up for a limited theatrical engagement slated from October 16 through 22.
Riddled with gripping fight scenes and tasteful gore, this adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul brings the popular manga series to life like never before.Buried in books and a quiet life, Ken Kaneki is all but dead to the world in an age where flesh-eating ghouls live among us. But when his only chance for survival is an organ donation that turns him into a ghoul-human hybrid, he finds sanctuary at Anteiku—a café run by the people he once considered monsters. Targeted by anti-ghoul forces, this safe house is up against a hunger more sickening than their own. When their most innocent members are threatened by humanity’s taste for vengeance, Kaneki will risk life and limb to protect the very world that changed his own.Actor Kubota Masataka (High & Low: The Movie film saga) leads the film based on Ishida …

THOR: RAGNAROK Gets A Glorious Final International Trailer

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Hope remains for all things Akira-related with the most recent spurt of optimism welcomed by the possible addition of director Taika Waititi into the mix. As it stands, his touch on the property wouldn't likely be very distant and equally characteristic of the tone and texture we've been acquainting with in the various trailers for his next big feat, Thor: Ragnarok which opens on November 3.

It's an exciting time for comic book fans and for an equally rousing spectacle with actor Chris Hemsworth starring opposite Cate Blanchett as the villainess Hela. Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum make up the remainder of the cast for the film's release in all its dazzling, nostalgically tethered fantasy action glory with Avengers: Infinity War arriving next year as well.

Comic Book released an exclusive international trailer which you can view below. It's the final trailer so take it all in along with all the current and forthcoming TV …

VAMPARIAH: Catch The Trailer For Matthew Abaya's Action Horror Feature Debut

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Aswang film lore takes center stage this year with writer and director Matthew Abaya for his newest debut feature, Vampariah. The film has screened at festivals aplenty with four wins under its belt while going largely quiet in marketing, although ITN Distribution has long since nabbed the rights to the independent action horror with streaming availability live at Amazon over the summer.
Mahal is a part of an elite squad of skilled hunters responsible for keeping the world safe from vampires and other creatures of the night. Her mission to rid the world of this undead threat becomes compromised when her fate intertwines with an aswang (a vampire of Philippine folklore). Kelly Lou Dennis (Fist 2 Fist: Weapon Of Choice) stars along with Aureen Almario, Arlene Boado, Scott Matthison and Roberto Divina among the cast. The film's social media handlers are currently pushing a Netflix release campaign so feel free to follow Vampariah on Facebook and weigh in. Otherwise, check out the lat…

Hit Fantasy Sci-Fi, YOUR NAME, Is Getting A Live-Action Adaptation

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Distributors like Funimation, Huaxia and Madman sure found themselves in great straits since late last year with the rollout of Shinkai Makoto's hit anime feature, Your Name. The latest release is coming on Blu-Ray and DVD on November for U.S. audiences following its successful limited theatrical run back in April - a terrific prospect in light of news that broke on Wednesday for the latest pairing of Paramount and Bad Robot for a live-action adaptation.

Obviously something like this will hit a sour note for anyone who's paid attention to the dialogue on the treatment of Asian IPs and films like Ghost In The Shell and Death Note are all recent examples of this. The choice to do an adaptation of this nature does bring some interest, however, and so one can only hope that the film will acquire all the right ingredients needed to make it work. I still need to see Shinkai's film and I'll be sure to do that before long.

At any rate, peep the announcement below:
HOLLYWOOD, …

Spy Thriller Adaptation THE RHYTHM SECTION In Talks To Add Jude Law

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With production set to commence this Fall, actor Jude Law is now in the running to join Blake Lively for the forthcoming production, The Rhythm Section. Reed Morano is directing with the participation of Paramount in partnership with EON Productions and IM Global, taking from Mark Burnell's series of "Stephanie Patrick" spy novels published from 1999.
Lively will play the Patrick heroine who ventures on the warpath with a new sense of purpose as a trained assassin when she learns that the airline crash she was supposed to be on that killed her family wasn't so much an accident. EON's Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are producing with financing from IM Global whose co-founder Stuart Ford will executive producing along with Greg Shapiro and Mark Burnell.
Paramount will handle worldwide distribution while the producers attempt to plot a potential franchise around the IP. Production locations currently span as far as tje U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Spain, and Sw…

Cameron And Miller Discuss The TERMINATOR Reboot; Plots A Summer 2019 Release

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I'll be the last person to invest in any upheaval between filmmakers as much as those keen on what sci-fi auteur James Cameron has to say this week pertaining to Wonder Woman - except that I absolutely had fun seeing it this summer and I'm looking forward to the sequel. For this, we turn to more pertinent news regarding the current progress he's now making with director Tim Miller on the future of the forthcoming Terminator trilogy finale.
Cameron is currently at the helm for a slate of Avatar sequels through 2025 but is also assisting Miller for the ambitious new Terminator trilogy starring actor Arnold Schwarzenegger whose title portrayal of the time-traveling cyborg killing machine from the future made him a household name between 1984 and 1991 with The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He'll be joined once again by actress Linda Hamilton who will reprise her role as Sarah Connor as seen in battle ready succession in the 1991 sequel with a story that will…

BEYOND FEST 2017 Adds TRIPLE THREAT: A NIGHT WITH JACKIE CHAN For October 6!

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Aren't buzz words amazing?

But yeah. Beyond Fest is kicking off this Friday and the festival has just added a major feature with the addition of Triple Threat: A Night With Jackie Chan and hosted by none other than the man himself.

The event hails at the festival one week before STX Entertainment shakes up the U.S. with Martin Campbell's new revenge action thriller, The Foreigner. Three hit films will headline the event which are discussed below - all of which are classic Chan and will more than likely get the crowd transfixed accordingly. Read on and get your tickets now:
In honor of Jackie Chan’s epic return to the big screen on Friday, October 13th in STXfilms’ THE FOREIGNER, Beyond Fest have partnered with STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, and SR Media, to present a very special triple bill featuring an uber-rare, in-person Q&A with the legend himself, the Cannonball, Jackie Chan.

Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan consists of three films personally selec…

SENSE8: Netflix Hit Series Cast Signals The Start Of Production

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It's the sequel special that the world of Sense8 fandom asked for in response to the third season cancellation nobody wanted. Indeed the road is rough and often paved with unknown intentions but with all certainty, the next and likely last installment of Netflix's hit action sci-fi series is finally underway with plans to release in 2018.

Actor Miguel Alan Silvestre posted the photo beneath on Instagram signaling attention to the Wachwoskis's current production, executive produced by J. Michael Straczynski. The three created the series prior to its initial premiere in 2015 as it centered on a "cluster" of eight strangers from around the world who find themselves psychically connected and in search of answers in the wake of a deadly corporate conspiracy involving other "clusters".

Silvestre is joined by a cast that includes Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Max Riemelt, Toby Onwumere, Brian J. Smith and Tuppence Middleton.

Check out the post below and follow …

Wiseman Set To Tackle DIE HARD: YEAR ONE; UNDERWORLD TV Reboot In The Works

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Len Wiseman is the man being tapped to helm the forthcoming fifth installment of the Bruce Willis-led Die Hard franchise. Plans for a sixth film have been developing since 2013 upon the release of John Moore's A Good Day To Die Hard.
The film was tentatively titled Die Hard: Year One a few years later by Wiseman on Twitter upon news of the director's deal with Twentieth Century Fox and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the film as a prequel set in 1979 focusing on a young iteration of New York City police officer Jon McClane. The Die Hard franchise launched in 1988 with each film adapted from respective novels, articles and screenplays, with the additional involvement of helmers such as John McTiernan and Renny Harlin. Wiseman would helm the 2007 installment that would also re-introduce McClaine's all grown-up daughter, Lucy, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
The most known draft for a sixth installment was a speculative script from screenwriter Ben Trebilcook whose s…

ACTS OF VENGENACE: Antonio Banderas Narrates Silent, Brutal Redress In The First Trailer For Isaac Florentine's Revenge Thriller

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He's built up to 27 film and television directing credits to his name in all of thirty years as one of the foremost leading filmmakers in the action genre. Most recently, more prolific efforts there have been a string of genre titles and faves like the Undisputed sequels, Ninja movies and Close Range all headlined by actor Scott Adkins whose career took a greater turn eventually appearing in Scott Derrickson's Marvel adventure, Doctor Strange.
Nowadays and in the wake of a brief producing stint with Todor Chapkanov's direct-to-video tournament martial arts action hit, Boyka: Undisputed, Florentine's time in the director's chair now furthers him some more long-awaited growth into the mainstream. This time, he's got actor Antonio Banderas (The Expendables 3) taking the mantle and bringing his seasoned gravitas for a role peppered and spiced with heavy, meaty fight action from choreographer Tim Man (Boyka: Undisputed, Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear) with the new movie,

BRAVESTORM: Catch The Latest Trailer For Okabe Junya's Dual Sci-Fi Mecha Hybrid Film Adaptation

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Looking to hone in on his VFX talents with appealing results, writer director Okabe Junya has been taking to classic toku and mecha properties for his inspiration. That drive has since brought us to his emerging two-part action sci-fi epic, BraveStorm, the hybrid result of adapting Nippon Gendai and Senkosha's classic IPs, Silver Mask (1971) and Super Robot Red Baron (1973) with new characters at the forefront. In the year 2050 mankind is extinct on Earth.The last survivors, five Kasuga brothers, plan to use a time machine and exterminate invader the Kyrgyz before he starts to invade Earth.They travel back in time to 2015 with the design data of the Kyrgyz’s giant robot Black Baron and their three powers: a device for identifying aliens, psychic powers, and powered suits.When the brothers arrive at the past, they contact roboticist Kenichiro Kurenai and start to build a giant robot Red Baron.However, Kenichiro cooperates in the manufacture of the robot on one condition.His younger…

GARO: KAMI NO KIBA: Catch The Trailer For Amemiya Keita's New Chapter In The Toku Franchise

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Tokusatsu auteur Amemiya Keita continues onward with the longstanding popularity of the Garo franchise. The latest iteration now heads to the big screen with a 2018 release for Garo: Kami No Kiba which continues the story left off from the original Garo series in 2005 with actors Kuriyama Wataru, Ikeda Junya, Aoki Tsunenori and Inoue Masahiro starring.

The Garo franchise is a wide-spanning one that branches out with a number of stories and characters but don't fret if you're interested in catching up; Among swarms of other inbound film and TV products, Section23's genre film licensing shingle, Kraken, has since nabbed U.S. rights to the original hit series and will release it on Blu-Ray on October 17.

Garo: Kami No Kiba will first get its world premiere at this year's 30th Tokyo International Film Festival which kicks off on October 25 through November 3. An official date remains pending but the official website is live as is an official trailer. Check it out below. (An…

IN PRODUCTION: Louis Serkis Leads Joe Cornish Action Adventure, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, For Fox

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Attack The Block helmer Joe Cornish is has hit the pavement this week with the start of production for the new action adventure, The Kid Who Would Be King for Twentieth Century Fox. Cameras are rolling in London with Louis Serkis (Alice Through The Looking Glass) starring opposite Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation).
THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING tells the story of Alex, a twelve-year-old British schoolboy whose everyday problems are dwarfed by his discovery of the mythical sword Excalibur.Now, with the most powerful sword in history in the hands of the most powerless schoolboy in Britain, an epic adventure begins as Alex and his friends must thwart a medieval villain named Morgana (Ferguson), who is hell-bent on destroying the world.
Rounding out the cast are newcomer Dean Chaumoo who plays Alex's best friend, Bedders, along with Tom Taylor (The Dark Tower) and Rhianna Doris (Secret Life of Boys) in the roles of Lance and Kaye, who complete Alex’s band of would-be warr…

THE HIT LIST: September 25, 2017

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I had some great downtime this weekend despite working. It definitely gave me something to do apart from relaxing a little bit more, which reminds me...



It's time to get back to the biznazz of helping great stunt professionals and creatives become a little more famous and this week's installment of The Hit List is here to do just that. Aaron "The Ginger Ninja" Gassor starts it up in the new stunt reel playlist followed by the talents of Braxton McAllister, John Nania, Cameron Okubo, Ilana Collins, William Greenburg, Kyle Glenn Thomas and Jason Triplett.

Wrapping it up is a stellar sell by Marcus Shakesheff(Wonder Woman, Kamikaze) for his YouTube channel followed by stunt coordinator and choreography reels from Andrew Carlisi and Jessica Erin Bennett, and a YouTuber's new fan reel featuring Fabien Garcia (Die Fighting) which I'm sharing because...well, I miss the guy and I hope he comes back with something even more badass in the months and years to come.

Enj…

Action Romance Thriller DIE IN A GUNFIGHT To Commence Next Month; Hutcherson, Scodelario, Munn And Hunt Star

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Josh Hutcherson and Kaya Scodelario are set to light up the screen in the forthcoming action romance thriller, Die In A Gunfight. The film marks the latest move for Colin Schiffli who will direct from a script by Antman And The Wasp scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari with Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games franchise, The Kids Are All Right, Future Man) and Kaya Scodelario (Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Maze Runner franchise) leading the cast. DIE IN A GUNFIGHT tells the story of two star-crossed lovers – Ben (Hutcherson) and Mary (Scodelario). The two share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families.Full of invigorating, raw emotion and colorful, larger-than-life characters, DIE IN A GUNFIGHT shows that true love conquers all…but if it can’t, it’ll at least ensur…

THE MONKEY KING 3: Legends Return In New Character Banners

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It'll be another bustling holiday release for Soi Cheng's The Monkey King 3: Kingdom Of Women. Aaron Kwok is back in character and costume and readying for an early 2018 release as usually inspired from the pages of Wu Cheng'en's "Journey To The West", taking off from last year's hit sequel in which Kwok reprised Donnie Yen's own 2014 portrayal, and all of which have been box office hits in some capacity.

The film is now rolling out some new character banners in a campaign that will likely profuse further with more and more artwork as the months pass. The ones below are just the start of it so feel free to take a look at the cast in full-tilt threequel mode with Kwok joined by William Feng as the Monk, Tang, actors Shen He and Him Law respectively starring as Zhu Bajie (the pig demon) and Sha Wujing (the water buffalo), and Mainland TV star Zanila Zhao who plays Queen of the Womens' Kingdom as well as Tang's romantic pursuant.

The Monkey King …

INFERNAL AFFAIRS Is Getting An Indian Remake From WB, Azure

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Azure and Warner Bros. India are currently forging a line-up of titles for local production, including a number of remakes and the latest on the roster is one of Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's 2002 crime thriller, Infernal Affairs. The film was the first of a trilogy offset with a role reversal tale centered on two men from both sides of the law working as moles infiltrating the triads and the Hong Kong police.
Martin Scorsese adapted the tale for 2006 crime drama, The Departed starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga and Mark Wahlberg and eventually earned an Oscar for Best Picture Oscar among its accolades. WB TV was attached to that film's advancement as a series for Amazon a little over a year ago with Jason Richman developing a script and while there's been nary a word since, that doesn't mean it's not happening.
However, an Indian remake wouldn't lose its appeal with audiences given the right cast and a look that will undoubtedly …

Yamazaki Takashi's DESTINY: KAMAKURA STORY Tells Of Supernatural Wonder And Intrigue In The Latest Trailer

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Yamazaki Takashi immediately became a favorite of mine upon with his 2002 sophomore outing, hit sci-fi action thriller, Returner. Since then, he's built the brunt of his work on his bolstering ability to engage some purely epic storytelling with ample results on projects like Parasyte: Part 1 and Part 2 as well as sprawling war drama, The Eternal Zero, and his newest, Destiny: Kamakura Story, aims to further continue the trend. Isshiki Masakazu, a mystery writer living in Kamakura who is also a skilled detective. Together with his wife Akiko, he interacts with the demons, spirits, gods, buddhas, and aliens of Kamakura. His acquaintances and friends range from affiliates of the Police to mysterious animals. Adults and children will enjoy this work of mystery as he solves difficult and strange cases with a variety of characters as his side. Hailing from Toho with a release planned for December 9, Yamazaki directs from his own script inspired by the work of author Saigan Ryohei's…

THE CLEARING: Zombie Survival Thriller Now Filming; McIntyre, Noel Star

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Spartacus: War Of The Damned alum, actor Liam McIntyre now brings forth progress with Netflix series GLOW co-star Sydelle Noel on Dave Matalon's feature film debut, The Clearing. The film is now reportedly shooting in Los Angeles and with newcomer Aundrea Smith and actor Stephen Swadling also starring.

Matalon is directing from his own script which sees McIntyre as Tom, embroiled in tensions with his wife over the time he spends with his young daughter Mira. To resolve things, Tom takes Mira on a camping trip only for the two to find themselves swept in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, trapped and fighting for their lives.

Mark Mathias Sayre and Jonathan Piumelli are producing alongside Christopher Wolfe and Swadling. Ryan O'Quinn, Wes Halula, and Michael Davis serve as executive producers. (Deadline)

Wes Ball's MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE Journeys Back To Enemy Territory In The Official Trailer

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YA novel action adventure comes full circle next year on January 26 with 20th Century Fox's new release, Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Wes Ball returns to the helm for the latest ensemble cast reprisal led by American Assassin star Dylan O'Bryan who shepherds our heroes on screen based on author James Dashner's dystopian sci-fi novels.
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.Kaya Scodelario, Aiden Gillen, Will Poulter, Ki Hong-Lee and Rosa Salazar also star with Giancarlo Esposito, Walton Goggins and Patrica Clarkson. View the trailer below!


Chiba Seiji's NINJA HUNTER Gets A U.S. Blu-Ray Combo Release This November!

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I don't know what Alien vs. Ninja and The Kunochi: Ninja Girl helmer Chiba Seiji has up his sleeve after this. I do know that I am as interested as I am in his latest stateside arrival, Ninja Hunter with Koga Mitsuki, Kurokawa Mei and Mimoto Masanori starring and its North American trailer still has my interest peaked.
Tao, a ninja from the Iga clan, wakes up in a cave surrounded by dead bodies, including a beautiful female ninja. Suffering from amnesia, he can’t remember how or why he’s there, or if he’s the one responsible for this massacre. As Tao fights various other ninja, he begins to piece together his memories with their stories. But instead of solving the enigma, a web of betrayal unfolds. Check out the trailer below and Pre-order your Blu-Ray copy ahead of its November 14 release today!


ICHI THE KILLER Gets A Digitally Restored 4K Bloodbath From Well Go USA Starting This November

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It was back in May ahead of the Cannes Film Festival that news broke of a forthcoming remastering and re-release of film auteur Miike Takashi's manga adaptation hit, Ichi the Killer. The controversial ultra-violent crime horror scored a cult following after its 2001 and having only been shot on Betacam and only coverted 35mm film at the time, new technology now deems it possible for a more crisp and pristine finish.
Restoration of the film was handled by L’Immagine Rittrovata Asia, the Hong Kong offices of Davide Pozzi's Bologna, Italy-based film restoration lab which opened to a lucrative streak of restoring Asian film in the wake of bolstering online video demand. Since then, the long-awaited announcement of its acquisition news was made over the weekend with word that Well Go USA have officially acquired distribution rights to the new 4K restoration now dubbed Ichi The Killer: The Digitally Restored Director's.
Asano leads the film as a sadistic Yakuza enforcer whose s…

AJIN: DEMI HUMAN Gets An English-Subbed Trailer For Its Singapore Release

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I've seen some okay signs with respect to release news regarding live-action adaptations. Sakurai Gaimon's 2012 sci-fi action horror manga publication, Ajin: Demi Human, is one I'm amply hyped for in its latest treatement from Bayside Shakedown film series and Shaolin Girl helmer Motohiro Katsuyuki and so I'm compelled to help keep the excitement going on my end with the film's Singapore release on October 12.

For this, the latest trailer from Encore Films comes nice and English subbed for not-so-fluent types like myself in lieu of its September 30 release in Japan. The subs lend much more context here so you're not entirely lost in the imagery and spectacle, although the imagery and spectacle aren't don't exactly come dead last. It's an explosive story to follow from start to finish; I speak of the anime with respect to what we're offered in the trailers that have rolled out but Motohiro looks like he's handled himself pretty well on this. …

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Rules In CG In A New Set Pic

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Paving the way for more monster madness is director Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. A March 22, 2019 release date is in tow from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures as this next foray into cinematic MonsterVerse inches forward, and the helmer just teased a new progress image in his latest tweet below.

Day 69. @GodzillaMoviepic.twitter.com/fy4BvBTeic — Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) September 22, 2017The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, and a cast that includes Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga, and Ken Watanabe and Sal…

DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS: Heroes, Villains And Monsters Emerge In The First Teaser

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Mark Chao is back on the case next summer for legendary auteur Tsui Hark's Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings. Kicking things off is a brisk new teaser to get the mood going and promising of the usual mystery and eerie intrigue to accomodate the ensuing action and adventure.
In the third film of the critically acclaimed and popular Detective Dee franchise, Detective Dee is called upon to investigate a series of strange events during the Tang Dynasty in China. While he is defending himself against accusations of wrong-doing from his most formidable opponent Empress Wu, a crime wave has overtaken the city, marked by strange occurrences where warriors are wearing totem masks, foxes are speaking in human language, the palace’s dragon sculptures are coming to life, and the Heavenly Kings in the temple are showing angry faces - all of which conspire to give the resourceful and cunning detective his most difficult case ever.Chao is joined by William Feng, Kenny Lin and actress Carina …

SAMURAI JACK: THE PREMIERE MOVIE EVENT: Fathom Event Teases The Ultimate Theatrical Fan Experience Set For October 16

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If you can help clearing your schedule for October 16 and you're a fan of Genndy Tartakovsky's hit animated brainchild, Samurai Jack, you may be in for an exclusive treat. Fathom Events is holding the Ultimate Fan Experience with Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event only on the aforementioned date at 7:00 p.m. local time, remastered in high definition with exclusive extras from Samurai Jack: The Complete Series Box Set and for attending fans along with other surprises.
“Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” follows a young Samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. Determined to undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. Gathering allies and combating other villains along the way, Jack battles to accomplish his mission and restore the peace of the past. The screening takes place just a day before the complete box set, packed with all 62 episodes and much more, arrives courtesy of Warne…