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Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn/Birds Of Prey Movie Lands A Director
Screenwriter Christina Hodson is currently penning Batgirl for Warner Bros.. In the meantime, she's also been busy with the studio's efforts toward more female-centric DC filmlore following Margot Robbie's own performance in David Ayer's Suicide Squad.
That film would be inspired by Birds Of Prey, a female-centric culmination of DC characters from the Batman universe in which Robbie is producing as well as possibly star. For this, we turn to an exclusive at Deadline that now states a deal is on the way for Robbie's attachment along with that of former Wall Street Journal reporter-turned-filmmaker Cathy Yan to direct.
The film would be Yan's own sophomore turn at the helm for a feature following her debut, Dead Pigs, starring Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) and for which Yan earned a World Cinema Dramatic Award For Ensemble Acting at Sundance last year. It also makes her the first Asian director of a superhero adaptation at Warner Bros., as well as the second director of late to helm a DC film following Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman and further asserts Robbie's own will to have a woman director on board.
Robbie's LuckyChap is joined by Sue Kroll who just established her own shingle, Kroll & Co Entertainment, and Robbie's fellow I, Tonya producer Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.
The studio is separately overseeing Harley Quinn vs. The Joker, Gotham City Sirens and a Suicide Squad sequel.
Right about now you're waiting news over any and all pertaining to Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter Three which is still in production. This week, some of the best news to arise now sees word that Tiger Chen, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman have all joined the production starring opposite Keanu Reeves who returns to star.
A few photos have gone viral in recent weeks seeing Chen merely hinting a presence on set but this latest update is official. The three are said to play opposite Keanu Reeves according news over at The Hollywood Reporter with Chen back on set following a starring role in the 2014 kung fu spiritual drama, Man Of Tai Chi.
It's an update worth noting as it hopefully sets up for a larger Hollywood screen presence for all three martial arts stars who've seen their rise in all of the last nine years collectively, including that of Chen whose friendship dates back to production on The Matrix trilogy. Ruhian and Rahman have been earning their claim to…
Well this is spiffy. Who Taffy Edwards is remains a mystery while said individual sits in the directors chair for upcoming independent crime pic, English Dogs. The film is set to arrive sometime this year and has Time Rush actors Byron Gibson (Only God Forgives) and martial arts sensation, action actor Ron Smoorenberg (Asura) leading the cast.
Plot details are nil as things stand, save for what we can extrapolate from the official trailer that premiered on Wednesday in addition to the film's doughty tagline: "There are 340 breeds of Dogs on the Planet but there can only be one Alpha". And that's about all we got to work with along with what the trailer offers in its ambitious British gangster tropes with Thailand as the backdrop, and watching Gibson throwdown along with shots of Smoorenberg in his element on top of chewing some scenery as a crimeboss, which is always welcome.
Check out the trailer below!
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…