Friday, August 21, 2015

Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo in 4Got10 coming in October

Cinedigm has announced the October release date for the DVD and Blu-Ray of their upcoming film, 4GOT10.
The venerable stars of awesome action movies, Dolph Lundgren (Rocky), Danny Trejo (Machete), Michael Paré (Streets Of Fire) and Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill) team up in this hard bitten, kick ass action/crime movie.

According to Flickering Myth, the film is about a wounded man (Messner), who suddenly wakes up in the desert.
Surrounded by bodies, the mysterious stranger has no memory, but he comes loaded with three million dollars cash. On the run from the law and mob, the man with no name has to stay one step ahead from a ruthless DEA Agent (Lundgren), the Mexican Cartel Boss (Trejo) and the local sheriff (Paré). The amnesiac discovers that the more he remembers, the less he actually wants to know about who he really is.

Cinedigm says, Director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s vision created a modern, semi-western style which he’s described as “Django Unchained” meets “Memento”. In addition to his talent, Timothy is known for giving his actors the freedom to improvise, and encourages their creative input to help the scenes flow organically.

Woodward, Jr. explained how the concept came about,
"My team and I worked hard to create a stylized picture that captures the characters in this fascinating fictitious small town. The modernized western approach furthers our intention to encapsulate the grittiness of the world and the realness of the characters.”

Woodward adds, "Our use of practical effects (as opposed to CG) intensifies the grittiness of the world. When you use real effects - real fire, hot guns, true explosions - you throw the actors right into the middle of the situation, harvesting their most authentic reactions. This can be difference between a good action film and a great one.”

From us here at Dr.Action and the Kick Ass Kid we love our frequent doses of Lundgren and Trejo straight-to-video action. Yeah they can be a bit hit and miss but that only reminds us more of the heyday of video action films. The trailer and the talk from the director definitely has our interest piqued for this one.
After Skin Trade I hope Lundgren continues to pump out the interesting performances and the cool, ass kicking roles for a long time yet!

Check out the trailer below!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Busy Actress Natalie Burn joins the cast of Statham's Mechanic: Resurrection

Hot on the heels of us posting the AWAKEN trailer, it has been announced that quick, up and coming lady of action, Natalie Burn will co-star with Jason Statham, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh in the Dennis Gansel directed Mechanic Sequel, Mechanic: Resurrection.

Having done bit parts in action, B-Movie fare like In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds, she headlined the aforementioned Awaken (and wrote and produced it), appeared in Expendables 3 as Conrad Stonebanks' (Mel Gibson) wife and is set to join the globe trotting production of Mechanic: Resurrection which has so far filmed in Thailand, Australia, Bulgaria and Rio.
Statham returns as hitman Arthur Bishop, who, after the love of his life is kidnapped, must complete three impossible assassinations. Burn will play a BBC reporter who is covering the killings.

William Chartoff and David Winkler are producing the sequel with John Thompson and Frank DeMartini, while Millennium’s Tommy Lee JonesJessica Alba is serving as executive producer.

The film is set for release on Jan. 22, 2016.

New Trailer for cool, female driven, action thriller Awaken

AWAKEN is a new psychological Thriller/Action/Horror film co-written, co-produced and starring Natalie Burn. It takes place in Central America and is a prison escape, jungle survival action film in which a small band of fugitives attempt to bring down a mysterious organ harvesting ring lead by the sinister and evil Daryl Hannah.
As you can see from the trailer it has some great action sequences, some strong photography and a killer cast that includes Daryl Hannah, Vinnie Jones, Edward Furlong, Robert Davi, Natalie Burn & Jason London.
More on this as we find out!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Expendables 3 Teaser Trailer #2 and 16 Character Photos

So there it is, the second teaser trailer for The Expendables 3 which is due in August. I love the look, the cast and, of course, I'm excited, it's an Expendables film! but the marketing for it has been, so far, a little weak for my taste. In this teaser, for example, we have the Fast and the Furious font and the worrying 'One Last Ride' mention, which is odd as The Expendables 4 is already, supposedly casting and far from a sequel all about the new young members of the team, the latest news about Ex4 is that Pierce Brosnan has been cast! (We here at Action Inc headquarters would've preferred T-Dalt out of all the Bonds but Brosnan's not a bad pick.)

Anyway, whatever happens, in Sly we trust!

To complement this trailer, yesterday, they also released 16 individual cast photographs which are both cool but a little odd. Why do these pictures show lighting equipment? why are there no backdrops? why are they lazy? why are the lights in the photos not doing anything useful? How do these advertise an action film? I love the cast and the photos of the people directly are good but these look like out-take posters, it just makes me want to take these pics and make my own EX3 posters with them on photoshop! 
Maybe that's the point! 

Anyway, here they are, ENJOY!
Tell us what you think!

- The Kick Ass Kid

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Statham finds his funny bone with Susan Cooper

Source: Variety
Jason Statham has finally signed on to appear in the Melissa McCarthy action spy comedy Susan Cooper which will be written and directed by McCarthy's frequent collaborator Paul Feig, the man behind Bridesmaids and The Heat.

There were rumours last year that Statham was circling the project and indeed he had indicated in interviews that he would like to tackle the action comedy or buddy cop genre that, in the 80s, spawned things like the Beverley Hills Cop and Lethal Weapon franchises.

McCarthy is riding high off the back of some high profile successes and I, personally, think the pair up could be an interesting one. Of course I'd also love to see Statham do a more traditional style buddy cop pairing too, with the emphasis on the action over the comedy, but until then I will be first in line to see Susan Cooper.

Statham has shown his comic chops in the Guy Ritchie films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and, of course, in the Crank films, so there is precedent. We here are, of course, huge fans of Statham and anything that continues his run of big screen ass kickery is all good by us.

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts!!

-The Kick Ass Kid

Darren Shahlavi to co-star in new Jean Claude Van Damme film 'Pound Of Flesh'

Source: Impact Online
One time guest of the show Darren Shahlavi will be squaring off against none other than Jean-Claude Van Damme in upcoming revenge action flick 'Pound Of Flesh'
Directed by previous Van Damme collaborator Ernie Barbarash (Assassination Games and Six Bullets), the action sees JCVD heading back to China playing
"a former military man forced to walk the road of vengeance when a chance encounter with a beautiful woman ends with him waking up in a bathtub full of ice... and the kidney he had planned to donate to the dying daughter of his estranged brother, on its way to the hands of the highest bidder."

The exciting news is that the high-impact fight choreography will be done by longtime Donnie Yen mainstay John Salvitt and that the main villain in the film will be played by our very own Britkicker, Darren Shahlavi!

Darren had this to say about the film:
"I've wanted to work with Jean-Claude Van Damme for so many years and I'm very excited to be finally getting to work with him on such a great project as Pound of Flesh. I love the script and the team that Director Ernie Barbarash and the Producers have put together for this film, including fight choreographer John Salvitti who I am also a huge fan of.
I look forward to working hard with everyone to make an awesome action thriller that will make the fans very happy and deliver on all levels.
I'd like to thank Mike Leeder for bringing me to the attention of Jean-Claude, Ernie and the rest of the Producers and pushing for me as always.'

The film will also feature John Ralston (Degrassi The Next Generation) as Van Damme's onscreen brother, William B Davis (cigarette smoking villain from the X-Files) as the mysterious Rants, Charlotte Peters as Anna and Kris Van Varenberg/Kris Van Damme as Marcello.
It starts shooting at the end of March.

You can hear our interview with Darren Shahlavi HERE

More on this as it comes in!
-The Kick Ass Kid

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tony Jaa's The Protector 2 NEW Poster

Directed by Prachya Pinkaew 
Starring Tony Jaa, RZA, Mum Jokmok, Marrese Crump, Jija Yanin Wismitanan, Ratha Pho-ngam, Kazu Patric Tang, Kalp Hongratanaporn and David Ismalone 

Boss Suchart is the influential owner of a major elephant camp. When he was murdered in his own home – the killer delivered three fatal blows on his body – all evidence points to KHAM (Tony Jaa), who was present at the crime scene and was seen with the victim the moment before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launches a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Jija Yanin Wismitanan and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham’s side when he runs into Sergeant MARK (Mum Jokmok), an Interpol agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission.

As Kham is hunted by several parties, he’s also desperately searching for KHON, his elephant, whose disappearance is involved with Boss Suchart’s death. In another twist, Kham is drawn into an underground fighting ring run by LC (RZA), a crime lord who’s obsessed with collecting top-class martial artists from around the world. LC’s fighters are branded only by numbers, such as the lethal, beautiful TWENTY (Ratha Pho-ngam) and the diabolical NO.2 (Marrese Crump). These fighters are ordered to defeat and capture Kham for a special mission that LC has in mind.

A sequel of the global smash-hit “Tom Yam Goong” (or “The Protector”), TYG2-3D is an extreme fight movie, an endlessly intense, nerve-racking film full of fists, elbows, kicks and daredevil stunt scenes and amazingly choreographed fighting moves that will pump hot blood through the body of all action fans. All in the in-your-face 3D spectacle!

For more info: Official Site: 
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