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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, »

- rleane

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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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Podcast #124: Wesley Snipes, Terry Crews

15 August 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Things get explodey in the Empire Podcast this week, what with Expendables 3 in cinemas, and Terry Crews and Wesley Snipes in the booth. Look forward to the former talking about his love of Nando's, the robot dance and pec-popping, as the latter does the Blade voice and imagines what an Expendables character called "Jazz Gumbo" would sound like.Elsewhere, Empire Podcast fan (and martial artist / Expendables 2 star) Scott Adkins gets a special shout-out-cum-apology, Timur Bekmambetov and David Michôd get their names horribly mangled, and petrol stations in the movies get their chance to shine (and hopefully not catch fire).  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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The top 25 greatest Jason Statham films

14 August 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

How do you rank perfection? Duncan has a go, as he lists the top 25 Jason Statham films...

For regular Den Of Geek readers, it will come as little surprise to see this list come round. We've chosen our favourite Statham films before, but such is the productivity of the great man, it was decided that a mere top ten was no longer large enough to contain his ever growing body of work. Last time I mentioned updating this piece to the man himself back in 2012 due to his insane workload, he cracked up and responded, “My productivity is overwhelming! 'Have a fucking day off!'”

Since this list has now expanded to encompass 25 of his movies, it seemed only right to include multiple sequels, with his big trio of action franchises all spawning some thoroughly entertaining fare worthy of mention, though I’ve tried to exclude the personal bias that »

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KickBoxer Reboot: Given Major Boost With Castings?

8 August 2014 8:10 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When i first heard the news that Kickboxer was to be remade, i wasn’t very happy. The original movie starred a younger Jean Claude Van Damme and has a cult following around the world, but do hollywood really need to reboot it?

The latest version will star Alain Moussi as the lead role, Ufc champion George St. Pierre and the villain Tong Po will be played by wrestler Bautista. But now we are hearing that Martial Arts icon Tony Jaa will play the role of Alain Moussi’s trainer and also Scott Adkins. The movie will be directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero) and be released sometime in 2015.

The original 1989 version had Van Damme showcasing some excellent skills, the villain of Tong Po was perfectly cast with Michel Qissi doing a terrific job. They are some great training sequences in the original and lots of fight scenes throughout, »

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Update: Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa join Kickboxer reboot

7 August 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The upcoming reboot of the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle Kickboxer has added a couple of martial arts experts to its cast, with Scott Adkins (The Legend of Hercules) and Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak) signing on to appear in the new film.

The remake is being directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero) and will follow Kurt Sloan – played by Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past) – as he travels to Thailand to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of Tong Po, who will be played by Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy). Also featuring in the cast is George St-Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).

Kickboxer will display a style of acrobatic, rapid-fire martial arts action that Scott Adkins is increasingly becoming synonymous with,” said Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange. “Along with Tony Jaa, Kickboxer has compiled a talented cast to push the boundaries of the martial arts form. »

- Gary Collinson

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Tony Jaa and Scott Adkins will face off in ‘Kickboxer’ remake

6 August 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) The "Kickboxer" remake just pulled in some next-level talent. Directed by "Tai Chi Zero‘s" Stephen Fung, the 3D action film has added Thai muay thai master Tony Jaa and British martial artist Scott Adkins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jaa gained international fame after starring in "Ong-bak" and "The Protector." He took a break to become a Buddhist monk, but is back making films, including his first American feature performance in "Fast & Furious 7." Adkins has made a name for himself in the "Ninja" films, and appeared alongside original "Kickboxer" star Jean-Claude Van Damme in "The Expendables 2," "Assassination Games" and "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning." “'Kickboxer' will display a style of acrobatic, rapid-fire martial arts action that Scott Adkins is increasingly becoming synonymous with,” producer Brian O’Shea said. “Along with Tony Jaa, 'Kickboxer' has compiled a talented cast to push the boundaries of the martial arts form. »

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'Kickboxer' Reboot Adds Tony Jaa And Scott Adkins

6 August 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

English Martial artists Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa have been added to the cast of Kickboxer, a remake of the 1989 cult classic starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Chinese director Stephen Fung is set to direct.  

Adkins is best known for his work in The Bourne Ultimatum and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear; Jaa is famous in Thailand and is also known for Ong Bak.

Ufc welterweight champion George St. Pierre, stunt man Alain Moussi, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista are already set to star.

Moussi will star as Kurt Sloan, a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he learns the secrets of the kickboxer to get revenge for his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista). Adkins will play Kurt’s older brother, while Jaa plays a Muay Thai master who trains Kurt to beat Tong Po.

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Further Proof That the 'Kickboxer' Reboot Will Be Glorious

6 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to replace the Muscles from Brussels, but the reboot of Jcvd's cult classic "Kickboxer" sounds more fun than Jason Momoa in a top hat. Scott Adkins ("The Legend of Hercules," "Ninja: Shadow of a Tear") and "Ong-Bak" star Tony Jaa are in talks to join an already jam-packed cast of fightin' folks. That includes Dave Batista from "Guardians of the Galaxy," Alain Moussi from "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and former Ufc champ Georges St-Pierre. Stephen Fung ("Tai Chi Hero," "Enter the Phoenix") is directing.

Kurt Sloan (Moussi) is hell-bent on avenging his brother's death. Naturally, he heads to Thailand to learn kickboxing, just so he can kickbox his brother's killer, Tong Po (Bautista), to kingdom come. Adkins might take on the role of Kurt's older bro, while Jaa is likely to play Kurt's Muay Thai mentor.

"Kickboxer" is still in pre-production limbo, with no slated start date. »

- Jenni Miller

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3D Kickboxer Remake To Star Tony Jaa And Scott Adkins

6 August 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two top-tier action stars have been added to the upcoming Kickboxer remake, with word that Tony Jaa (pictured above, Ong Bak, Fast & Furious 7) and Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2The Bourne Ultimatum) are in negotiations for two key supporting roles. Both stars have gained a rabid following in the martial arts community over the years.

Stunt man Alain Moussi is starring in the remake of the Jean-Claude Van Damme classic as Kurt Sloan, a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he learns the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Guardians of the Galaxy breakout and professional wrestler Dave Bautista). Former Ufc welterweight champion George St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) also stars in Kickboxer, which is being helmed by Chinese Tai Chi Zero director Stephen Fung.

If talks result in a deal, Jaa will be taking on »

- Isaac Feldberg

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