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Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results

23 February 2015 7:12 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

According to Algerian newspaper l’ (I love that I can access any newspaper from almost anywhere in the world, on the web, even though they aren't always in a language I understand), comes what is being called the first Algerian martial arts film, from French director Jean-Marc Mineo, titled "Gates of the Sun." It stars Algerian actors Ahmed Benaissa, Mourad Khan, French actress Loris Pester, as well as French singer Lorie, and Algerian comedian Smaïn. Mike Tyson also co-stars, playing what looks like a hired goon. Previously titled "Algeria Forever," the film centers on a plot »

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Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel writes music for Mike Tyson film

6 February 2015 4:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Daft Punk member Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo has written new music for an upcoming Algerian film.

Thriller Gates of the Sun is directed by French filmmaker Jean-Marc Minéo, and features Mike Tyson among its cast.

De Homem-Christo has written music along with Eric Chedeville, with whom he co-founded the record label Crydamoure.

The pair also released several tracks in the late 1990s and early 2000s under the name Le Knight Club.

Chedeville told French culture magazine Les Inrocks: "Guy-Man has made music in this film. Initially it had to be for a fight scene with Mike Tyson, but now it's the final scene inside a club.

"It should not exceed two minutes, I think. At least 80% of the soundtrack was made by the two composers Matteodo Patrick and Jean-Jacques Ipino."

He added: "And the piece will not be signed 'Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo' but 'Knight Club', the nickname »

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