Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dolph Lundgren is Invincible (but then we knew that, right?)

Dolph Lundgren is officially the hardest working man in action. With a TV Show and 8 films (that's 8 films!!!) in the pipeline, it seems that, over the last 2 or 3 years Lundgren is, wisely, capatalising on the success of The Expendables by hurriedly making and appearing a ridiculous amount of films in '11, '12 and now 2013 and we here at The Doc and The Kids underground action cave couldn't be happier. We wish Van Damme was doing the same thing!

Now not all of these 9 movies are going to be stone cold classics of course but with one of them being a Kung Fu western with Tony Jaa (A Man Will Rise), one of them being another pair up with Scott Adkins (Tomb of the Dragon), one of them being a Red Heat style buddy cop film that he helped write (Skin Trade) and one of them being Expendables 3 you can't fail to be excited and fist bump the nearest action fan and say YEAH!

To add to this impressive roster of films is the news today that Lundgren will be starring in a film as an invincible super soldier going up against Ving Rhames's cop. In what sounds like Universal Soldier meets Robocop, Rhames gets gunned down but is given a second chance when the government then make him a super soldier too and they have to go head to head.

Filmed in Canada, written and directed by Daniel Zirilli and produced by Richard Salvatore the film is currently in pre-production and I am sure Lundgren will get to it when he's finished his 8 other features!!

Now seriously Van Damme, you and Dolph were the best things in EX2 and were both given your time to shine! with only the upcoming 'Swelter' that even seems a remote cause for excitement, you really need to be doing more right now!

- The Kick Ass Kid

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

EXPENDABLES 3 Finds its director... down under!

In a series of tweets that excited the fans, Sylvester Stallone had made it clear recently that, after Mel Gibson dropped out, his next idea was some new blood. To find someone hungry, like Stallone was when he started out, someone new.
Well it looks like the search is over and the new blood, who will be thrust into the explosions, guns, earth, grit, gore and quips, will be Australian Patrick Hughes!
His first film, Red Hill (2010), was the story of a young, na├»ve sheriff, who is wounded in the city and decides to move to a small quiet, outback town only, of course, to have the hardest criminal of them all break out of prison and start bumping off his police force.
Trailer for Red Hill
Well we here, that's The Doc & The Kid, trust Stallone and although it would've been epic to see Gibson, John Woo or even Stallone himself direct, I think him giving this newbie a chance is just awesome and inspiring.

Stallone tweeted:
I would Direct it myself , but I want my HANDS free to fight!!!

Found an EXCITING director... Things sometimes happen for a Reason....Okay?

Rent RED HILL. Great Movie!! 500,000 budget 20 day shoot, Amazing - ROCKY was 850,000 and 25 days , Good OMEN!!!

Hey , Everyone should go look at Patrick Hughes short film on U-Tube It is called SIGNS . It will move you in a GOOD WAY. You will LOVE it!

It's a good omen that you endorse the guy, Sly, that's all we need - now get shooting the damn thing sharpish!

Thank you to Snoog from WAFU who alerted us to this news!
- The Kick Ass Kid

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Do the Expendables have a brave heart?

So how do people feel about Mel Gibson now then? Do people still loathe him? or has his recent turns in Edge of Darkness, Get The Gringo and the upcoming Machete Kills softened audiences and reminded them of his awesome action history?
It is a question that Sylvester Stallone seems to want answering. Taking to Twitter a few hours ago he wrote:
What about Mel Gibson directing EXPENDABLES FIVE???
and then
No , I was kidding about , but seriously , what about Mel Gibson directing EXPENDABLES 3? Opinions anyone ? Curious.....
Well so are we. We want to know! What do you think?
Personally, while I am 99.9% sure that, if I was in a room with the man, we wouldn't get on or agree on very much, I think it would be a very interesting idea.
Gibson has a great action star heritage, his directed films, while not exactly action, are big enough in scope that he could take on an Expendables film, he is also a very successful director with his films having high grosses and I, also, wouldn't be adverse to him having a cameo either.

The Expendables films are all about nostalgia and Gibson is a huge part of that 80s/90s action landscape (like an Aussie Bruce Willis almost) and also I am not the biggest fan of Simon West's directing of part 2. I think if they don't get a surprise, interesting director choice like a John Woo, a Mel Gibson or even someone weird like a James Glickenhaus then Sly himself should get back into the Director's chair. He's the best man for the job. Definitely.

We want to hear from you though - are we ready to forgive Gibbo or not?
- The Kick Ass Kid

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Tomb becomes Escape Plan and gets here sooner than expected

Just some quick news, the Schwarzenegger and Stallone starring The Tomb is now called Escape Plan and Lionsgate have moved it forward two weeks to Sept 13th and it will now go up against Machete Kills.
No real explanation as to why but if I don't have to wait as long then that's great.
We here are still reeling from our wish that 2013 would be a year for action and the audiences keep letting us down and choosing to see remakes, found footage crap and bad sequels instead.
When Escape Plan comes out DON'T let us down again and go see it!!
- The Kick Ass Kid

Statham and Sofia on the set of Heat Remake

Jason Statham, not slowing down for a second, was snapped on the set of his Heat remake yesterday in New Orleans and boy doesn't he look happy about that fact!

Before there's any confusion, this is a remake of the 1986 film Heat starring Burton Reynolds (not the Robert De Niro, Al Pacino shout fest from 1995). The film concerns a security man from Las Vegas having to go up against the mob after a friend of his is badly beaten.
Both the original and this remake are written by renowned screenwriter William Goldman, knowing The Stath a bit by now I would say this is one of the reasons for taking the gig.
Another reason he initially signed on was the supposed presence of Brian DePalma as director. As that fell through it is now being directed by action maestro, Expendables 2 helmer and probably Stath pal, Simon West.

Jason is seen here on the left wearing a "fuck off paparazzi cunt" look that's very in right now.

His co-star, pictured above, is, as we reported earlier, Modern family's Sofia Vergara who will also be seen this year stretching her action muscle (which is probably located somewhere in the thighs) in Machete Kills.
In Heat she plays the character DD, originally portrayed by Deborah Rush.

Are you excited about this film dear reader? We want to know!
Source: MailOnline
-The Kick Ass Kid

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

First Trailer for Sci-Fi Actioner Elysium

If you weren't aware we are big fans of District 9. The Kick Ass kid believes it to be one of the best films of the last 10 years and a near perfect action, sci-fi, horror. Well finally Neill Blomkamp's follow up film is just around the corner and with Jason Bourne himself, Matt Damon, sporting the Statham look, Jodie Foster and the wonderful Sharlto Copley (returning having played lead in D9) in the cast, it looks set to be another damn fine film.
Blomkamp knows how to do effects, knows how to do action and can craft a damn fine story. Let's hope he's 2 for 2 when Elysium reaches our screens on August 9th in the US.

What do you think? We want to know!
- The Kick Ass Kid

Monday, April 8, 2013

No longer Jean-Claude Van Damme now Dolph Lundgren Joins Tony Jaa and A Man Will Rise

We reported on the site, a while back, that there were rumours JCVD and Tony Jaa would be working together soon. Well, we sincerely hope that still happens but, in the meantime, we are also happy to report that, another favourite action hero of ours, Dolph Lundgren has stepped into the fray for a new film, retitled from Local Hero to A Man Will Rise.
We have some EXCLUSIVE pictures from behind the scenes of this film which looks to be from the small, rare but always fun genre mash-up East meets Western. Which span films the likes of The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe from 1973 and The Good, the Bad and The Weird (2008).

Here's hoping Van Damme picks up some good roles soon and starts to monopolise on being the best thing in Expendables 2.

-The Kick Ass Kid
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