8 items from 2015
Close Range, 2015.
Directed by Isaac Florentine.
A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.
The kicks and fisticuffs get started right away in director Isaac Florentine’s latest action film Close Range, starring underrated action star Scott Adkins from Florentine’s films Special Forces, The Shepherd: Border Patrol, Undisputed II, Undisputed III: Redemption, Ninja, and Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear. They’ve already shot their next film Boyka: Undisputed IV, so it’s more than obvious that these two guys are a match made in “B” movie heaven. It’s almost criminal that Adkins hasn’t been able to reach beyond his core, niche audience, and the same »
- Amie Cranswick
Ah, splendid. The finest action movie star to hail from the Midlands, Mr Scott Adkins, is set to join the Marvel cinematic universe.
The Wrap reports that Adkins, who hails from Birmingham, is the latest addition to the cast of the now-shooting Doctor Strange. His casting hasn't been confirmed, and thus we don't know quite which role he is playing. The Wrap does note though that "insiders suggest he'll have several major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat". As is correct.
Doctor Strange has been on location in Nepal over the past week or two, but the bulk of the shoot will take place here in the UK. The film moved back to England at the end of last week.
Ahead its Us release next week, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming actioner Close Range which reteams Scott Adkins with director Isaac Florentine, whose previous collaborations include Undisputed 2 and 3, The Shepherd, Ninja and Ninja:Shadow of a Tear. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
After rescuing his kidnapped niece from the powerful cartel, Colton MacReady (Adkins) begins a relentless fight to save his family who are now being targeted. The cartel has descended upon his secluded ranch with a thirst for revenge – in tow is a corrupt local sheriff and his crew of deputies, ensuring that help won’t be coming any time soon. What ensues is a non-stop assault on the ranch, a blow-by-blow survival marathon for Colton to protect his loved ones and save his life.
- Gary Collinson
In independent action cinema there likely is not a combination as lethal as director Isaac Florentine and action star Scott Adkins. Their efforts on two Undisputed (Last Man Standing and Redemption) and the two Ninja (original recipe and Shadows of a Tear) films are adored by action fans around the world. XLrator Media will be releasing their latest effort, Close Range, in theaters, VOD and iTunes on December 4th. Twitch has your first look at the key art. After rescuing his kidnapped niece from a powerful drug cartel, Colton MacReady (Scott Adkins) begins a relentless fight to save his family. The cartel has descended upon his secluded ranch with a thirst for revenge. In tow are a corrupt local sheriff and his crew of deputies, ensuring that help won't be coming...
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Always a film festival that prides itself on giving its audiences a hell of a lineup, filled to the brim with standout titles every year and world premieres for films that are greatly anticipated, the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival has now revealed its final lineup. Like we’ve all come to appreciate, this year is no exception, with films such as Tales Of Halloween, Ant-Man, the greatly anticipated Cop Car (which will be screened with Kevin Bacon in attendance!!) and Jeruzalem all being standout films to look out for, along with a pretty epic list of other films that are sure to leave viewers entertained and excited throughout the entire event (July 14th-August 4th).
If the full lineup wasn’t already enough to make your horror loving heads explode, the new announcement that Fanstasia will host the July 30th premiere of Cody Calahan’s sequel to 2013’s Antisocial, Antisocial 2, »
- Jerry Smith
The 19th Annual Fantasia Film Festival is only a week away, beginning July 14 and running through August 4. And as promised for today, they’ve revealed their full line-up of films screening at 2015’s festival in Montreal.
This year’s line-up boasts 22 World Premieres, 13 International Premieres, and 21 North American Premieres. Both Marvel’s Ant-Man and the animated Miss Hokusai were previously announced, but now they’ve added the much anticipated Attack on Titan movie as their closing night film. Other highlights include the Sundance darlings Cooties, starring Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson, Cop Car, starring Kevin Bacon and directed by the upcoming Spider-man director Jon Watts, and a trio of films from horror auteur Sion Sono.
See the full line-up announcement of films below via Fantasia’s Facebook page, and be sure to check out their website at fantasiafestival.com for additional information.
36 Countries, 135 Features, and Nearly 300 Short Films
- Including 22 World Premieres, »
- Brian Welk
The English actor and martial artist, Scott Adkins, has expressed his desire to work with bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal. Scott is reportedly impressed by Vidyut’s action scenes and wants to collaborate with him on a project.
In an recent meeting with Sunil Rodrigues, one of B-Town’s action directors, Scott made a reference to Vidyut and revealed that he had seen Vidyut’s film Commando and his videos online. The surprised action director took Twitter to share about Adkin’s reference to Vidyut.
Jammwal is also looking thrilled to be on Scott’s radar. He says, “It feels great to have my action scenes recognised and appreciated by an incredible international action star like Adkins. He has one of the best bodies in the business and some amazing action sequences to his credit in films like Undisputed II and Ninja (2009) among others.”
“Having him follow my work after seeing »
- BollySpice Editors
Exclusive: Blue Box International closes key territories on Scott Adkins action-thriller.
Bleiberg Entertainment licensed the Us to XLrator Media and Canada to Vvs. Blue Box has closed deals with Latin America (California Filmes), Eastern Europe and Africa (Daro), France (Ab Groupe), Benelux (Dutch Filmworks), Spain (Second Gen Pictures) Turkey (Moviebox), China (Hgc), India (Sgn Mediaworks) and the Middle East (Eagle Films).
Adkins, whose credits include The Expendables 2, Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning, Zero Dark Thirty and the upcoming Criminal, reunites with Isaac Florentine, who previously directed him in the Ninja and Undisputed franchises.
Blue Box International also represents at Efm The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty, the dark fairy »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
8 items from 2015
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