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Hot off its 31 Primetime Emmy nominations, Netflix has unveiled the premiere date and a set of images for the brand new original series, Marco Polo. The show is based on Marco Polo’s exploits in Kublai Khan’s court in China and will feature newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as the title character and The Man with the Iron Fists’ Zhu Zhu as Kokachin, Marco Polo’s love interest. Kon-Tiki’s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed the first two episodes and executive produce the season alongside show creator John Fusco as well as Dan Minahan and Harvey Weinstein. Hit the jump to check out the first five Marco Polo images. All ten episodes will debut on Netflix on December 12th at 12:01am Pst. The show also stars Joan Chen, Benedict Wong, Remy Hii, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Uli Latukefu and Tom Wu. Here’s the official description of Marco Polo »
- Perri Nemiroff
A24 has released the first poster and trailer for the Martin Scorsese-produced Revenge of the Green Dragons, which is directed by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Andrew Loo (It Had to Be You!) and stars Ray Liotta (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Justin Chon (Twilight), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Kevin Wu (Hang Loose), Jin Auyeung (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs of a Geisha). Take a look…
In the vein of crime classics like Mean Streets and Infernal Affairs, Revenge Of The Green Dragons follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out »
- Gary Collinson
Dave Bautista is best known as former WWE Superstar Batista, four-time World Heavyweight Champion and two-time WWE Champion, but that's all about to change with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend. The massive actor takes on the role of Drax the Destroyer, a warrior whose sole existence revolves around his quest to avenge the death of his wife and child, who were killed by the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). While stuck in the high-tech Kyln Prison, Drax meets up with Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), as these intergalactic misfits join forces to become the Guardians of the Galaxy, in order to stop Ronan from destroying their entire universe.
Much like his Marvel counterpart, athlete-turned-actor Dave Bautista is a soft-spoken, surprisingly (and quietly) funny man. You wouldn’t expect it, of course, given that Bautista is a former WWE wrestler, 6’6” and 278 lbs. Dubbed the “Leviathan” during his wrestling days, Bautista has moved on to acting, starring in films such as The Man with the Iron Fists and Riddick.
This weekend, Bautista brings his large yet affable presence to the character of Drax, a warrior with superhuman strength, dry humour, and a whole lot of vengeance on his mind. Joining him in his pursuit of the villain Ronan (Lee Pace) are Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel). Together, they are the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
- Sasha James
If there is any cast member in "Guardians Of The Galaxy" whose work can be categorized as a genuine surprise, it's Dave Bautista. I've actually spoken to him before this film, when we talked about his work in "The Man With The Iron Fists," and he struck me there as a very thoughtful guy who has this warmth that may not be immediately apparent when his primary job is to beat the hell out of opponents in the wrestling ring. Now that I've seen the finished version of "Guardians Of The Galaxy," I'm prepared to say that Bautista is a serious actor, a genuinely gifted and funny performer who just happens to also be a gigantic dude who looks like he could kill you with his hands. There is a sweetness to him that comes through loud and clear in the movie, and there is also a tremendous comic timing »
- Drew McWeeny
This afternoon, Legendary Pictures took the opportunity to showcase director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) showcased footage from his forthcoming fantasy epic Warcraft, and while that footage probably won’t see the light of day online, Legendary has released an incredibly brief title teaser video, which you can watch here…
And via Screen Rant, here’s a brief description of the footage that was shown today:
The Warcraft teaser that followed was narrated by both a human and an Orc from the film (each seemed to be reading from their war diaries), indicating that the movie will very much examine what leads to the conflict between the two races from both of their perspectives (think Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). Most of the footage was focused on depicting the various environments and landscapes of Azeroth, there was also some material teasing actual battle sequences involving the two clans. »
- Gary Collinson
This may not be the most exciting thing to come out of San Diego Comic-Con today, but the official logo for Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones’ Warcraft adaptation has been revealed. The logo was on display at the Legendary Pictures booth, along with some weaponry. Take a look at the logo here…
Jones finished shooting Warcraft a few months ago, so hopefully we’ll be seeing some teaser footage or images from the film as Sdcc continues.
Warcraft is an adaptation of the incredibly popular video game franchise, and arrives in theaters on March 11, 2016. It sports a great cast that includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (Misson: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, X-Men: The Last Stand), Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Daniel Wu (The Man with the Iron Fists), and Clancy Brown (Starship Troopers, »
- James Garcia
For the man who directed Snoop Dogg's "La La La" and co-wrote RZA's directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists, the relationship between hip-hop and film runs deep. "The only people who know more about movies than directors are rappers," Roth tells Rolling Stone. "All Snoop »
A kung fu TV show on “AMC”? Hell, why not. They could fight zombies, too. Minus the zombies, that’s apparently what former “Smallville” producers Al Gough and Miles Millar are bringing to American TV, along with Hong Kong mainstays Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung. Wu is a long-time Hong Kong actor who has broadened his career to Western work with “The Man with the Iron Fists” and “Europa Report,” and Fung is an actor turned director, recently responsible for the “Tai Chi Zero” trilogy of kung fu films. The duo is teaming up with Gough and Millar for “Badlands” (the show’s current working title), which has already been given a first season, 6-episode greenlight by cable net AMC, home of “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.” “Badlands” is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, »
With Guardians of the Galaxy due to hit theaters next month, Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer, continues his transition from the world of professional wrestling to becoming a formidable big screen actor. He recently starred as "Brass Body" in The Man With The Iron Fists and co-starred with Vin Diesl (Fast And The Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy) in Riddick. In this exclusive clip for L.A. Slasher we see him go toe-to-toe with veteran Danny Trejo. Trejo, best known for his Machete character has been busy lately as well. His singing and dancing routines for Muppets Most Wanted stood out as one of the most memorable moments of the movie. At 70 years old, he doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down. He currently has 13 films in post-production. How many other actors can still play a bad ass at 70 years old? The L.A. Slasher publicly abducts »
Despite the fact that it’s finished shooting, Legendary Pictures has done a great job of keeping director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft under wraps. Very little is known about the epic fantasy, but now actor Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) has offered up some details about his character, the mage Medivh…
“The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh. He’s a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer,” Foster tells IGN. “He came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic. As peace returned to this land he took a break. He hung up his staff, so to speak, or let his guns get dusty. We meet him as his friends are returning asking for his help in a battle. What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this video game is that »
- Gary Collinson
Mull this over: Eli Roth hasn’t made a film in seven years. Seven years! That’s a long time to go without making a movie for any director, especially when the director in question was, when he made his debut, seen by some as the horror genre’s anointed messiah. That’s not to say Roth hasn’t kept busy, mind, but he’s put most of his energy into writing and producing bottom-barrel projects and well-meaning misfires ranging from Aftershock to The Man With the Iron Fists. That’s a long ways to fall after climbing Olympus.
If you’re a fan of Roth’s feature work, though, there’s good news: the Hostel auteur is back at the helm with The Green Inferno, a movie that sees him working in territory that’s as familiar as it is foreign. Even better than that, there’s a full »
- Andy Crump
Principal photography has just wrapped on Jean Claude Van Damme's latest martial arts thriller, Pound of Flesh, which was filming at Ace Studios in Nanhai, China under the direction of regular collaborator Ernie Barbarash (6 Bullets, Assassination Games). Jcvd stars alongside British actor Darren Shahlavi, familiar to many from his work in Ip Man 2 and Mortal Kombat Legacy, as well as Hong Kong's Jason Tobin (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift), Andrew Ng (The Man With The Iron Fists) and veteran performer Aki Aleong. The film also stars John Ralston, Charlotte Peters and Marsha Yuen. Produced by Kirk Shaw and Henry Luk, with Mike Leeder as co-producer, Pound of Flesh features fight choreography from John Salvitti, whose work with Donnie Yen has been highly praised in films...
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Japanese legend comes to life when Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return in the epic action adventure 47 Ronin. A visually spectacular story of revenge, love and honour, 47 Ronin is based on the fictional story of the forty-seven Ronin, a real-life group of master-less samurai who in 18th-century Japan choose to avenge the murder of their master.
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Directed by Prachya Pinkaew
Thai martial-arts star Tony Jaa started the current renaissance in South Asian action cinema alongside director Prachya Pinkaew with the 2003 film Ong-Bak, but eleven years on, the warts in their style are starting to show. None of Jaa’s subsequent films has had a comprehensible plot, and Pinkaew’s later attempts to employ computer-generated effects have not matched the down-and-dirty practical stunts in Ong-Bak. Jaa’s latest, The Protector 2,has those same problems, but it also understands the elemental appeal of a balletic fight scene.
The first Protector film (also known by the title of its uncut international version, Tom Yum Goong) had Jaa playing a rural Thai elephant tender, assaulting everyone in Sydney to find one of his kidnapped charges. The best plot summary that one can provide for The Protector 2 is, “the same elephant gets taken again. »
- Mark Young
Brick Mansions, 2014.
Directed by Camille Delamarre.
An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.
District 13 was a fairly popular French film released in 2004 and gained cult status due to the prominent inclusion of parkour, or freerunning, in the film’s stunts and for its casting of parkour founder David Belle. After ten years, the film has finally been remade for western audiences as Brick Mansions: a fast, frantic and sometimes erratic piece of popcorn cinema.
Set in a near future Detroit, the eponymous Brick Mansions is a walled off section of the city that has succumbed to crime, drugs and poverty. Belle reprises his role as Lino, a one-man »
- Luke Graham
Despite a release date of November 7th 2014, we still haven't seen or heard much from Disney and Marvel's first animated collaboration, the adaptation of the lesser known superhero team Big Hero 6. We've only gotten some teases of concept art and settings, but we don't know what any of the characters look like, and so far only comedian T.J. Miller has been tipped to lend his voice to the project. But now one more voice has been revealed by way of NBC (via ComingSoon) as they list the animated flick in the screen credits for Jamie Chung, who has been in the network's show "Believe." But we don't know her role yet. Chung has been seen in plenty of less family friendly fare like Sucker Punch, The Hangover Part II, The Man with the Iron Fists and has a role in this summer's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. »
- Ethan Anderton
RZA may play a dangerous slum lord in "Brick Mansions," but talking about the action film, he was quite gracious, especially when it came to talking about his late cohort Paul Walker. The "Fast & Furious" star died in November last year, and since then the rapper/actor/director has been reflecting on the movie medium. "The beauty of film is that it captures you. While none of us will be able to physically break bread with Paul anymore, we will be able to go see his smile and see his blue eyes and see his energy on the screen and enjoy him through his art. That's the blessing of it," he told HitFix during the press junket for "Brick Mansions." "It's not easy being out here promoting a film without him, we actually talked about when the press comes up," the "Man with the Iron Fists" creator explained, mentioning he »
- Katie Hasty
It may not be arriving until March 2016, but Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have wasted no time in giving us our first look at Duncan Jones’ (Moon, Source Code) adaptation of the smash hit video game franchise Warcraft, with Empire dropping a glimpse of the fantasy epic with a behind-the-scenes photo in 300th latest issue. Check it out here courtesy of Buzzhub….
Warcraft is set for release on March 11th 2016, with a cast that includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (2 Guns), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Daniel Wu (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption).
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- Gary Collinson
Actor/filmmaker Eli Roth has kept busy in recent years by producing lower-budgeted horror fare like The Last Exorcism movies and The Sacrament, as well as RZA’s passion project kung fu throwback The Man with the Iron Fists (which Roth co-wrote), but because of that he hasn’t released a feature as director since Hostel: Part II in 2007. That changes this year, with the arrival of Roth’s latest original gore-ific addition to the horror genre, titled The Green Infero.
Green Inferno, based on a script Roth co-penned with Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock), follows a group of New York-based student activists who travel to the Amazon, in order to provide care for a dying native South American tribe. However, as the first trailer (see above) so eloquently teases, that scheme doesn’t exactly go according to plan, when it turns out said natives have ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
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