Archive for March, 2017

Scott Adkins Kicks Ass in Outer Space: “Incoming”!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2017 by Michael S. Moore


That’s right, Scott Adkins is tired of whooping ass on planet Earth. It’s time to crack some heads in space. I am stoked as hell for this, and low budget or no, I’m gonna rock this film when it comes out! It all about zero-G asskickery, everyone. Check out the press release below!

LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2017) – Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) is set to star in the new sci-fi action thriller INCOMING from prolific indie producers Benattar/Thomas Productions. Production is underway in Belgrade, Serbia.

XLrator Media will distribute the film in North America. Foreign sales will be handled by Premiere Entertainment Group. The film is financed by the UK’s Sharp House.

INCOMING marks the feature directorial debut of longtime Benattar/Thomas collaborator Eric “Z” Zaragoza and is written by Jorge Saralegui, based on an original story by Rick Benattar, Nigel Thomas and Jorge Saralegui.

The International Space Station is now a prison — the ultimate black site. No one’s getting out. And no one knows it’s there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and turn it into a missile aimed at Moscow, only a shuttle pilot and a rookie doctor can stop them. Their task is complicated by a rogue CIA agent (Adkins) who has his own plans for the station and the terrorists within.

Producers are Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas. Premiere’s Elias Axume also serves as producer as does Milos Dukelic of Belgrade production service company, Red Production. Executive producers are XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and Michael Radiloff, and Sharp House’s Ian Sharp, Rebecca Joerin-Sharp and Emma Dutton.

Scott Adkins’ deal was negotiated by Joe Hutton of London’s BWH Agency and Brett Norensberg at Gersh. 

“We’re thrilled to be working with Scott on this exciting new project. It’s a science fiction film but rooted in the realities of our world today. It explores familiar themes and looks at what could be our world in the not-too-distant future,” said producer Rick Benattar.

“We are excited to work with Scott Adkins again after our collaboration on CLOSE RANGE. He is one of the best action heroes and martial artists in the world today,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

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Bryan Sloyer has a trick up his sleeve with The Magician! (2017)

Posted in Amy Sturdivant, Bryan Sloyer, Jay Kwon, Jerry Quill with tags , on March 23, 2017 by Michael S. Moore

Directed by Bryan Sloyer

Fight Choreography by Bryan Sloyer.

Starring Jay Kwon, Jerry Quill, Amy Sturdivant, Bryan Sloyer, Kiera O’Connor, Katie O’Donovan, Kyle Potter,  Trevor Logan, Andrew Franklin, Narayana Cabral, Allen Quindiagan, Yoshi Sudarso, Mark Miscione, Graham Hooper, Lee Chesley, Yavuz Topuz, Armand Rabanal, Nick Krawiec, Jonathan Wong Just Vancho

 

Bryan Sloyer does it again. He’s really growing as a filmmaker/stuntman right before our eyes. I think it’s only a matter of time for this guy to get a feature film, and I would be the first in line for it! This film, takes place in a single room, but I guarantee you can’t take your eyes off of it. The camera work is tremendous, particularly with the “magic” tricks the fighters pull off. Major props to all involved! The action is fluid despite the camera cuts, and has a great flow. Such an original way to approach a fight scene. I need to watch this again. So you do. Click, watch, pick up jaw, repeat.

 

Kiai-Kick’s Grade: 10

It’s that good, everyone. Sloyer keeps on raising his own bar. And it’s a glorious thing to see.

Donnie Yen is Wei Shen in Sleeping Dogs!!

Posted in Donnie Yen on March 3, 2017 by Michael S. Moore

As if the film gods answered my prayers, an adaptation of one of, If not my favorite game of the PS3/Xbox era, and was a perfect homage to Chinese action cinema, particularly martial arts films, wrapped in a great story of Triads and cops. Donnie Yen is perfect, and if the film can somehow get Max Zhang (IP Man 3) to play the baddie things would be perfect! My only fear here is that Yen already paid homage to kung-fu films with Kung Fu Killer, so I’m not sure an American production can top that. That and we all know about video game adaptations and how they often fail, even though the game story is already tailor made for a movie. My excitement meter is definitely up. Only Donnie is attached t the moment. Let’s hope they pick the right director. Anyone associated with John Wick 1 and 2 would do nicely. I want my Donnie Yen vs Daniel Bernhardt fight. Make it happen, movie gods.

Hey, wasn’t Donnie supposed to be retiring?!

Source: JoBlo

Remember this awesome trailer for the game? Template’s already in place!