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JOHNNY Z: Get A Fresh Look At Martial Arts Mastery In A New Still
I've recently put The Hit List to temporary rest but I still have my eye on certain individual projects and gems hailing from the auspices of DC Stunt Coalition. On the feature film front however, I'm also definitely looking forward to whatever lies ahead in the coming months, and Johnny Z is certainly one of them. Billed as an action horror feature that nods to films like Land Of The Dead and The Raid, the project hails from a concept pitched earlier on through crowdsourcing with Johnathan Straiton directing from Black Mandala and Hurricane Bridge Entertainment.
The latest update being offered now lends us a clear look at actor and martial artist Felix Cortes who plays a martial arts master sought by one of his pupils, a half-human zombie seeking vengeance on the evil corporation that created him. Actor Michael Merchant leads the film with David McMahon, Jason Delgado, Elle Church and Wayne Johnson with a script by Ron Bonk and action sequences by Film Combat Syndicate favorite, Dylan Hintz and DC Stunt Coalition.
If you're at all new to Cortes, then you're more than welcome to open up to his craft in the coming months. Master Instructor and Founder of (FCG) Filipino Combatives Global aka FC Kali Method, Cortes is a staple in the martial arts community having trained in multiple styles, and having previously become first-ever to earn the title of Tuhon in Sayoc Fighting System.
Click here to check out a taste of Cortes in action. Otherwise, check out the pic below and follow the fan page!
Fantasia 2018's second wave of titles arrived on Thursday and the first thing that stood out to me in a social media post was the name Cynthia Rothrock. That said all I needed to know to look further into the raft of titles, segments and events made public before the full line-up announcement on July 7 and as expected, the programme is turning out to be quite the feat.
Erik Matti's hotly anticipated BuyBust is pretty much an all-in factor for the hardcore action fans already lined-up for its August 10 North American release from Well Go USA. The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion starring Kim Da-Mi was another surprise in recent weeks showcasing a rather awesome trailer for I Saw The Devil writer Park Hoon-Jung's latest feature directing effort.
Also in tow are Sam Elliott in The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Searching starring Jon Cho, and awards and celebrations of the aforementioned Rothrock as well as other screenings like Victor Vu's Loi Bao which I'…
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…
The latter end of May through early June saw the emergence of a promo campaign for a project now shaping up be quite the festival favorite. The project in question hails actress Sonalii Castillo in her latest electrifying role in Mamba, a new revenge shortfilm thriller from actor and filmmaker Sam Puefua.
"Sonalii brings a level of authenticity to her character," says Puefua who also co-stars as Sam, a former soldier who applies his skillset aptly as Kali's right-hand man. "She's a hard worker and very passionate about her role, and having created this character, there's no one better than her to bring this character to life!"
Heralded as a cross between John Wick and Colombiana, Mamba is currently garnering acceptances and praise from multiple territories in North America and Europe with Castillo having recently won the Gold Award for Best Actress at the Independent Shorts Awards. The project also earned Honorable Mention as well as Best Thriller Short…