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'Kickboxer' Remake Adds Gina Carano

8 December 2014 5:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mixed martial arts fighter and actress Gina Carano has signed on to star in the Kickboxer remake. The actress will portray a fight promoter, alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista and Alain Moussi. The remake is currently filming in New Orleans.

The story follows Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi), a gifted martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn kickboxing secrets to avenge the death of his brother. Dave Bautista is playing the villainous Tong Po, who killed Kurt's brother. Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played Kurt Sloane in the original 1989 film Kickboxer, signed on last week to portray Master Chow, replacing the initially-attached Tony Jaa. The cast also includes Georges St. Pierre, Scott Adkins and Sara Malakul Lane, who is playing Kurt's love interest.

John Stockwell (Turistas) is directing from a screenplay by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath. Ted Field is producing for Radar Pictures alongside Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. »

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'Kickboxer' Remake Gets Thai Model Sara Malakul Lane

4 December 2014 8:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just days after Jean-Claude Van Damme signed on to the Kickboxer remake, the project has found its female lead in Thai supermodel Sara Malakul Lane. The story centers on Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi), who travels to Thailand to learn how to become a kickboxer, in order to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of the villainous Tong Po (Dave Bautista). Sara Malakul Lane is playing Sloane's love interest, a detective who is investigating his brother's death.

Ufc welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre also stars, alongside Scott Adkins. Jean-Claude Van Damme is playing Master Chow, replacing the previously-attached Tony Jaa. Jean-Claude Van Damme played Kurt Sloane in the original 1989 martial arts action classic Kickboxer, a role which, along with 1988's Bloodsport, helped launch his acting career.

Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Hero) is directing from a screenplay by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath, with Radar Pictures' Ted Field »

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Ryan Reynolds closing a deal to star in 'Deadpool'

4 December 2014 4:25 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

We're moving closer to the reality of a Deadpool movie. EW has confirmed the Deadline report that Ryan Reynolds is close to signing an official deal to reprise his role as superpowered mercenary Wade Wilson. Well, "reprise." Reynolds briefly played Wilson in the first act of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The character reappeared in the movie's climax, but that version of "Deadpool" only bore a vague resemblance to the comic book character—and he was also played by a heavily made-up Scott Adkins. »

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Kickboxer Remake Does the Right Thing and Hires Jean-Claude Van Damme Himself; Starts Shooting This Week

1 December 2014 4:56 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few months we began to get some casting news in regard to the Kickboxer remake.  Stunt man/martial artist Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past) was onboard to play the lead alongside George St. Pierre (Bartoc from Captain America: The Winter Soldier)  and Dave Bautista (Riddick, Guardians of the Galaxy).  They were to be joined by Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tony Jaa (Fast & Furious 7).  The Kickboxer remake was to follow Kurt Sloan (Moussi), a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother's death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista). All of that stuff remains the same.  Well, except for Jaa.  Why?  He's fallen out of the picture and mother*cking Jean-Claude Van Damme has taken his place!  That's right, Jcvd is back for the Kickboxer remake.  But not in the same role he portrayed in the 1989 original. »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Returning for Kickboxer Reboot, Plus Poster

1 December 2014 3:53 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Kickboxer movie reboot is still moving forward and we have a bit of good news and bad news. Let's start off with the good: Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to return to the franchise! The bad news: Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa (Ong Bak, Furious 7) had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Van Damme is taking Jaa's place, and in this version of the story Van Damme is the master, not the student. He will play an updated version of the original film’s Master Chow.

The actor joins Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), and George St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).

The reboot is being directed by Stephen Fung, who is known for films such as Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero. The story follows Kurt Sloan (Moussi), "a talented »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme to Return in 'Kickboxer' Remake

1 December 2014 12:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ted Field from Radar Films, has announced that Jean-Claude Van Damme (Jcvd) joined the Kickboxer cast. He will be taking over the role of Master Chow, replacing Tony Jaa. The film is being produced by Ted Field of Radar Films, Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer will executive produce.

The Exchange is selling Kickboxer worldwide. The remake of the 1989 cult classic, Kickboxer started production this week. The film is shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana and Thailand. The high-octane remake of the world famous Kickboxer stars WWE superstar Dave Bautista (Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy), former Ufc welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Solider), and introduces Alain Moussi (X-Men: Dats of Future Past) to lead this franchise back into action.

Said Ted Field:

"We are so excited to have Kickboxer roll into production and to have Jcvd in the role of Master Chow, »

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Mechanic: Resurrection, Starring Jason Statham, Set For January 2016; Criminal Also Dated

10 November 2014 7:09 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even as EuropaCorp prepares to relaunch the Transporter series, with the Ed Skrein-led Transporter Legacy set for next summer, the original Transporter himself is gearing up for a new action franchise. Jason Statham has been confirmed to reprise the role of Arthur Bishop in Mechanic: Resurrection, a long-planned follow-up to the rather forgettable 2011 actioner The Mechanic.

Shockingly, Statham will be joined in the sequel by the likes of Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh. Resurrection finds the main character, a hit-man, pulled back into the business after the love of his life is kidnapped by a formidable enemy. Determined to rescue her, he embarks on a mission to “complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.”

Dennis Gansel (The Wave, We Are the Night) is directing the film, which kicked off production in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this week. So far, Resurrection »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Mechanic 2' and 'Criminal' Get Release Dates

8 November 2014 7:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Summit Entertainment has set release dates for two of it's upcoming Millennium Films releases, including the sequel Mechanic: Resurrection starring Jason Statham and the thriller Criminal with Kevin Costner.

Criminal will open on August 21, 2015. In this action drama, the memories and skills of a CIA agent are implanted into the brain of a dangerous criminal in order to stop an international terrorist. Appearing along with Kevin Costner are Gary Oldman, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Ryan Reynolds. As of now, the film is set to go up against the horror sequel Sinister 2 and the romantic drama Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.

Mechanic: Resurrection is set to open January 22, 2016. Jason Statham returns as Arthur Bishop, aka the Mechanic, in a sequel to the 2011 global hit The Mechanic. When someone from his past forces him back into the business, Bishop has to complete an impossible »

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Wu Jing May Not Be Returning To Action Movies Due To Serious Leg Injuries

17 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing has suffered from serious leg injuries and may not be able to return to action films, local media is reporting. Wu was recently admitted into hospital and had surgery on both of his legs. Following the operation, he told reporters that the surgery went well but the risk of his injuries recurring may prevent him from working in action movies again, and he is looking forward to spending more time with his wife and young son. Wu has recently worked on Spl 2 and Wolf Warrior, a film that he has written, directed and starred in (alongside Scott Adkins)....

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TV’s Metal Hurlant Chronicles is being rebooted

7 October 2014 12:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Doctor Who series eight writer Jamie Mathieson is leading new Metal Hurlant Chronicles series for Syfy...

Métal Hurlant Chronicles (Heavy Metal Chronicles to many an English-speaker) is a French sci-fi comic book brand which dates back to 1974. It was first brought to TV by France 4 in 2012. These two series were later aired by Syfy in the Us.

Given the cult following for the comics, the orginal TV version had appearances from lots of celebrity fans including Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White and - ahem - Kelly Brook.

Now, Doctor Who series eight writer Jamie Mathieson is bringing the show back for a new rebooted series Métal Hurlant: Origins. Mathieson has written the next two Doctor Who episodes (Mummy On The Orient Express and Flatline), as well as being a regular for Being Human before its cancelation, if you were wondering.

Mathieson’s new version of Métal Hurlant Chronicles will predate the original narrative-wise, »

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Scott Adkins And Dolph Lundgren Together Again In 4 Towers

24 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

News from a couple of sources, including the Scott Adkins Facebook Page (so you know it is true!), is that Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren are joining Gianni Capaldi on an upcoming action flick 4 Towers. Actress Kelly Overton (True Blood) is rumored to be a part of the production. A Serbian ex war hero, Viro, (Dolph Lundgren), takes hostages at a powerful company's dinner in an 11th century castle in a bid to capture the legendary stolen gold of Mussolini. Taking on Italy's tactical swat teams and an Interpol unit (Scott Adkins and Gianni Capaldi), he may have captured a hostage who could prove too much to handle. Intense combat, thrilling knife fighting and explosive action follows Viro as he attempts to escape with the...

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Dolph Lundgren Takes On 4 Towers, War Pigs and Sharks

23 September 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the third Expendables film behind him, Dolph Lundgren has a busy line up on the horizon. Filming will commence on 4 Towers in November, High Five Films and Imago Films have announced. Co-starring with Dolph will be Scott Adkins (who has already appeared in three films with Lundgren) as well as Gianni Capaldi (who has also appeared with Lundgren three times).

Lundgren stars as Viro, a Serbian war hero who takes hostages at a powerful company’s dinner in an 11th century castle in a bid to capture the legendary stolen gold of Mussolini. Taking on Italy’s tactical swat teams and an Interpol unit (Scott Adkins and Gianni Capaldi), he may have captured a hostage who could prove too much to handle. Intense combat, thrilling knife fighting and explosive action follows Viro as he attempts to escape with the cursed gold and treasure.

Lundgren is apparently undergoing knife training for the blade based combat. »

- Gary Collinson

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News Briefs: Deadpool Movie Is Finally on Its Way; Watch Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Trailer

19 September 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Deadpool: Five years after making his movie debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fox has finally greenlit a solo spin-off for the "Merc with a Mouth." Deadpool will be released just in time for Valentine's Day on February 12, 2016. It's expected that Ryan Reynolds will reprise the role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool, and we'll see if his version dons the character's trademark mask (Scott Adkins took over for Reynolds in the 2009 movie when he became known simply as the...

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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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X-Men Spinoff Deadpool Set for February 2016 Release—Will Ryan Reynolds Reprise His Role?

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Deadpool isn't dead after all. The long rumored X-Men spinoff has been given a release date of Feb. 12, 2016. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news Thursday. It's likely that Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role, although no deal is set. Tim Miller will direct the Marvel Comics movie. Reynolds played human Wade Wilson in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (co-starring Hugh Jackman), while actor Scott Adkins played Deadpool after Wilson was transformed into a fast-healing mercenary. The talkative and humorous anti-hero first appeared in Marvel Comics' New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991) Twentieth Century Fox hired Miller in 2011. He's done visual effects for X-Men, X-Men 2 and Daredevil. »

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'X-Men' Spinoff 'Deadpool' Gets Winter 2016 Release Date

18 September 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Comics are moving ahead with their long-gestating X-Men spinoff Deadpool. On Thursday, the studio announced that the movie will hit theaters Feb. 12, 2016. Tim Miller is set to direct the film, with Ryan Reynolds long rumored to star, although no deal is set. (Bets are that he will.) The beloved Marvel character Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson, is a talkative mercenary with a host of powers, including the ability to heal rapidly. Reynolds played Wilson in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, while Scott Adkins played the character of Deadpool after Wilson had transformed. News of

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Podcast #128: Sir Roger Moore, George MacKay

12 September 2014 1:32 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

"Which shop from the history of cinema would you most like to visit in real life?" is just one of the questions the Empire Podcast team tackle this week, with guests Sir Roger Moore and George MacKay dealing with posers like "When was the last time you wore knitwear?" and "How exactly is your name pronounced?" and handling both with aplomb.Elsewhere, we say goodbye to Richard Kiel, the British Expendables are assembled, and Scott Adkins gets another shoutout. Plus! Terrible Welsh accents, just the way you like them. Unless you're from Wales, in which case we can only apologise.P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »

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Will Drax Play a Significant Role in 'Avengers 3'?

9 September 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has long been rumored that the Guardians of the Galaxy team will finally meet-up with Marvel's The Avengers in The Avengers 3, following their own solo efforts in next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2016's Guardians of the Galaxy 2. A new report claims this to be somewhat true, stating that Dave Bautista, who stars as Drax, will have a significant role in the impending Marvel ensemble that will be The Avengers 3, which will serve to bridge the two Marvel franchises as Phase 3 moves into Phase 4.

Wrestling site PWMania claims that Marvel is in the process of restructuring Dave Bautista's contract, which should bring him more money as the fan-favorite Drax who managed to steal quite a few scenes in the original Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only is this contract for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but it includes a role in The Avengers 3 as well.

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The birth, death and regeneration of the Universal Soldier movies

20 August 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Universal Soldier began in 1992 before suffering from some tawdry sequels. Then John Hyams revived the franchise in spectacular fashion...

The Universal Soldier films are a strange case of life imitating art. Much like how series protagonist Luc Deveraux is killed in action then resurrected into something post-human, Universal was a pretty standard 90s action film which crashed and burned when it came to sequels, but became something unique and beautiful when it was reanimated for the straight to DVD market.

It’s a hushed secret among genre fans, but Universal Solder 3 and 4 (or possibly 5 and 6, it’s complicated) are some of the most remarkable action sci-fi films of the 21st century so far. Yes, really. I actually watched the series backwards when I first saw them, after being blown away by Universal Solder Day Of Reckoning and deciding to work my way back, and Roland Emmerich’s perfectly acceptable 1992 blockbuster »

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