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SNAKE EYES: G.I. Joe Spin-Off Taps 'Bright' Sequel Writer
Anyone's guess outside the studio circuit is as good as mine at this point regarding what lies ahead with a third G.I.Joe film; Murmurs of Dwayne Johnson circling working title, Ever Vigilant, may ring a bell for those keen on recent news over at That Hashtag Show which should keep fans of The Rock amply pleased.
It's worth noting Hasbro's recent efforts toward IP expansion on its various properties other than Transformers, and we've yet to hear more than what we've been given with respect to current scripting and development efforts. Clearly they've got their work cut out for them, although that's not stopping them from striking while the iron is hot.
Thus, now comes word of a new G.I. Joe spin-off courtesy of an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit which will focus on key team member, Snake Eyes. Actor, martial artist and comic-con favorite Ray Park (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, X-Men, Accident Man) has prolifically portrayed the role of the silent, black-clad ninja opposite Korean superstar Lee Byung-Hun in the rivaling role of Cobra Commander's killer elite, Storm Shadow, in both live-action films from Stephen Sommers in 2009, and Jon M. Chu's 3D-converted hit in 2013 which also saw Johnson's entrance as Roadblock.
Evan Spiliotopoulos, who penned the latest live-action Beauty And The Beast as well as The Huntsman: Winter's War and is penning the sequel to Netflix fantasy hybrid, Bright, is circling to write the script with Brian Goldner serving as one of the producers.
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…
Events at Cannes have been a turning point for some film fans highly keen on all things ado with action star, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Having made a splash this year with buzz for the launch of his Rodin Entertainment sales banner and announcing another slate of film prospects, his latest offering now brings us a pulsating look at Braqueurs helmer Julien Leclerq's new thriller, Lukas, otherwise hailed in our territories as The Bouncer. Lukas, a nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8 year old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter gets placed under the care of social services. But things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter's custody.
The first official teaser and accommodation poster have both arrived and very befitting with one anoth…