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Action Movie ‘Hollow Point’ With Luke Goss Scores North American & Int’l Deals

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Lionsgate home ent genre label Grindstone Entertainment Group has picked up North American rights to completed U.S. action movie Hollow Point, featuring Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army).

The film follows a professor’s revenge after his family is killed by a Los Angeles gang. Starring are Sri Lankan newcomer Dilan Jay, who also produces, Goss, Juju Chan (Wu Assassins), Jay Mohr (Jerry Maguire), Michael Paré (The Infiltrator) and Bill Duke (Mandy).

Director is Daniel Zirilli from his script written with Chad and Evan Law. Adel Nur also produces. The North American deal was done by Jay and Zirilli with Grindstone.

International sales outfit Bleiberg has also closed a host of overseas markets including Italy (Minerva), South Korea (Jaye Entertainment), Benelux (Premiere), Eastern Europe (Daro), Turkey (Moviebox), Middle East (Eagle), Portugal and Cis (Daro), and pan-Asia (Fox Network).
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‘It Chapter Two’ Actor Jaeden Martell Joins Highland Film Group’s ‘Tunnels’ Opposite Susan Sarandon – Toronto

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‘It Chapter Two’ Actor Jaeden Martell Joins Highland Film Group’s ‘Tunnels’ Opposite Susan Sarandon – Toronto
Exclusive: Jaeden Martell, who is having a busy weekend between It Chapter Two opening and Knives Out making its world premiere here at Tiff, has just joined the Highland Film Group feature Tunnels opposite Oscar winner Susan Sarandon.

Directed by John Krokidas (Kill Your Darlings) and written by Victoria Rose, the pic is set years after a school shooting and follows a grandmother (Sarandon) who raised the shooter. She finds an unlikely but wonderful friendship in a bullied teenage boy (Martell) whose brother was one of the victims. Through each other, these two outsiders find redemption against the backdrop of a town still grieving. With their strength and ability to forgive, they help one another heal.

Colin Bates and Michael Jefferson (Son of the South) will produce under the Lucidity Entertainment banner (Southland) alongside Circle of Confusion’s Matt Smith (Maleficent) and Brad Mendelsohn (Daisy Jones and the
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Travis Fimmel to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller Zone 414

Known by many viewers for his role as Ragnar on the History channel series Vikings, Travis Fimmel is stepping out of medieval times and into the near future with a starring role in Zone 414, the feature film directorial debut from Andrew Baird that focuses on a mystery in a city of humanoid robots.

Press Release: Los Angeles – Highland Film Group announced today that Travis Fimmel has signed on to star in Andrew Baird’s feature film directorial debut, Zone 414. From a script penned by Bryan Edward Hill, the sci-fi thriller will be produced by Baird, 23ten’s Martin Brennan, source | management + production’s Jib Polhemus, and Deborah Shaw-Kolar with executive producers Mark Huffam and Bryan Edward Hill. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales, which will launch at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Set in the near future, Zone 414 is a colony of state-of-the-art humanoid robots. When its creator’s daughter goes missing,
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Joel McHale to Co-Star in New Home Invasion Movie Becky

Earlier this year it was reported that Kevin James will star as a "merciless" convict who invades a lake home in the action thriller Becky, the latest film from directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. The home invasion movie will pit James against Lulu Wilson as the teenage title character, and now Joel McHale has joined the cast as Wilson's father, along with additional cast members Amanda Brugel and Robert Maillet.

Press Release: Los Angeles – Highland Film Group announced today that Emmy® nominated Joel McHale, Amanda Brugel and Robert Maillet have joined Kevin James and Lulu Wilson in Becky. From directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, the action-thriller is produced by Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman and Russ Posternak of Yale Productions alongside Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz of BoulderLight Pictures. Highland Film Group is handling international sales, which will continue at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. UTA Independent Film Group
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Awesome Trailer For Netflix's Martial Arts Sci-Fi Series Wu Assassins with Iko Uwais and Summer Glau

Netflix has released a trailer for you to watch for a badass-looking new martial arts sci-fi series called Wu Assassins and it looks like a blast! I love martial arts films and shows and this is gonna be good! It stars The Raid actor Iko Uwais and Summer Glau and this is the synopsis that was released:

He’s on a mission to save Chinatown, even if it means killing his own father. Kung Fu meets sci-fi meets Asian street food in Wu Assassins

Wu Assassins follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the "Wu Xing." After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.
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Why Jiu Jitsu could be a B movie fan’s dream come true

Tom Jolliffe runs the rule over the potentially brilliant upcoming sci-fi action film Jiu Jitsu

Occasionally a film escapes my attention that really shouldn’t escape my attention. It’s been green lit for a while now but there’s a certain martial arts action sci-fi film that has the distinct conceptual feel of a late 80’s, early 90’s video special from Albert Pyun (in a good way).

For fans of straight to video shlock, and B movie brilliance, there’s an enticing amount of promise in every fibre of Jiu Jitsu. The plot is as follows:

‘Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious alien in a battle to protect Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules…until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes (Alain Moussi) is defeated by Brax, the Alien invader, the
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China’s Bona Film Group Lines Up Big Movies Through 2020

  • Variety
Distributors and producers frequently bemoan the difficulty of understanding fast-moving audience trends in China. Affecting the outcome is the scale of country and all are affected by word of mouth driven by ubiquitous social media.

For the tech giants encroaching on the film sector, such as Tencent, the response to such uncertainty is to draw on big data for insight and help in making production, distribution and marketing decisions. For more traditional distributors, such as Bona, the problem is how to strike a balance between having a slate wide enough that it stretches across different genres, and one that has enough tentpoles for the Chinese calendar’s four or five main holiday periods.

Box office in January this year dragged along at levels below 2018’s take. But the Chinese New Year holiday in February was highly competitive and produced the biggest B.O. numbers on record. Bona scored strongly with “Pegasus,
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Tony Jaa and Frank Grillo Join Nicolas Cage in the Film Adaptation of the Sci-Fi Action Comic Jiu Jitsu

We’ve got some cool new casting new regarding the big screen adaptation of the sci-fi action comic book Jiu Jitsu. Nicolas Cage was previously cast in the film along with Alain Moussi. Now they are being joined by Tony Jaa (Ong Bak, Furious 7, Monster Hunter) and Frank Grillo.

I’m sure many of you aren’t familiar with Jiu Jitsu, so I have a synopsis here to share with you that I think will get some of you excited. This actually sounds like it could be a pretty radical sci-fi movie! Check it out:

Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious alien in a battle to protect Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules…until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes (Alain Moussi) is defeated by Brax, the Alien invader, the future
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‘Jiu Jitsu’: Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Tony Jaa & Others Joins Nicolas Cage Martial Arts Pic

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The Jiu Jitsu battle just got bigger. Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos and JuJu Chan have joined the martial arts actioner starring Nicolas Cage and Alain Moussi from writer-director-producer Dimitri Logothetis.

Here’s how it plays out: Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious alien in a battle to protect Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules…until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes (Moussi) is defeated by Brax, the Alien invader, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from amnesia, Jake is rescued by Wylie (Cage), Keung (Jaa), Harrigan (Grillo) and his team of fellow Jiu Jitsu fighters. They must help Jake to regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will once again determine the fate of mankind.
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Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo Join Nicolas Cage in 'Jiu Jitsu'

Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo Join Nicolas Cage in 'Jiu Jitsu'
Tony Jaa and Frank Grillo have joined Nicolas Cage and Alain Moussi in the martial-arts action feature Jiu Jitsu.

Also added to the cast are Rick Yune, The 100 actress Marie Avgeropoulos and JuJu Chan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny).

Dimitri Logothetis will direct Jiu Jitsu, which is based on the comic book of the same name and which Logothetis wrote with Jim McGrath. The film features Moussi as a Jiu Jitsu fighter who every six years must face off against an alien invader, Brax. Cage’s character teams up with him in a battle to defeat Brax.

Shooting is ...
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Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, JuJu Chan join Nicolas Cage martial arts thriller 'Jiu Jitsu'

Highland Film Group represents international rights; production to commence June 24.

Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, JuJu Chan, Rick Yune and Marie Avgeropoulos have joined Nicolas Cage and Alain Moussi on the martial arts thriller Jiu Jitsu.

Production is scheduled to begin on June 24 and Highland Film Group represents international rights on the story about an ancient order of elite fighters who battle a vicious alien every six years to protect earth.

When celebrated war hero Jake is defeated by the alien Brax, the future of humanity hangs in the balance, until a team lead by Wylie (Cage) rescues Jake, now suffering from amnesia,
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Bleiberg reports brisk trade on Efm title 'Hollow Point' (exclusive)

Bleiberg reports brisk trade on Efm title 'Hollow Point' (exclusive)
Luke Goss leads ensemble action thriller set to open this year.

Los Angeles-based Bleiberg Entertainment has announced a flurry of sales on action thriller Hollow Point led by deals in the UK and Latin America.

Dazzler Media has acquired UK and Global Media has picked up Latin American rights to the story about a college professor who teams up with a vigilante lawyer and a band of underground avengers to take on criminals after his wife and daughter are killed in a botched heist.

Bleiberg is selling Hollow Point through its Compound B genre label and has concluded deals in
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Femme Fatales: Seen & Unheard – An Independent Documentary on Asian Action Cinema

Femme Fatales: Seen & Unheard – An Independent Documentary on Asian Action Cinema.

Maria Tran is back and this time digging deep into the world of Femme Fatales, to speak to the kick ass women in Asian Action Cinema and those trying to make a name for themselves in the film business. Maria is traveling to Hong Kong, Vietnam and the Philippines on a journey to understand the hardship and sacrifices each person makes to get to the top. Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima were some of the female fighters Maria looked up to, the Tiger Cop mini series (Dedication to 80’s Asian Action Cinema), is a prime example of Maria’s love for the genre.

Mike Leeder with Jean Claude Van Damme

Also on board is Mike Leeder (associate producer), who has worked with some of the very best such as Jackie Chan, Jean Claude Van Damme,
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Netflix’s Wu Assassins adds Mark Dacascos and JuJu Chan

Netflix’s upcoming supernatural martial arts crime series Wu Assassins continues to add to its cast, with Deadline reporting that Mark Dacascos (John Wick 3: Parabellum) and JuJu Chan are the latest names to join the show.

Written by showrunner John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Wu Assassins will see Iko Uwais (The Raid) starring as Kai Jin, a wannabe chef and last in line of Chosen Ones, who teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.

See Also: Why Mark Dacascos is the best piece of casting in John Wick: Chapter 3

Also featuring in the cast of the series are Byron Mann (Altered Carbon), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Lewis Tan (Into the Badlands), Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy) and Tzi Ma (Meditation Park).

Wu Assassins has a 10-episode order from Netflix, and is slated to arrive on the streaming service in
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‘Wu Assassins’: JuJu Chan & Mark Dacascos To Recur In Netflix Martial Arts Drama

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JuJu Chan and Mark Dacascos (John Wick 3: Parabellum) have booked recurring roles opposite Iko Uwais and Byron Mann in Netflix’s Wu Assassins, from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures.

Written by Wirth, who also serves as showrunner, Wu Assassins, set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, is a martial arts crime series with supernatural elements. It stars Uwais as Kai Jin, who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again. Mann plays Uncle Six.

Chan will play Zan, a lieutenant in the Triads and elite martial artist, Zan is the bodyguard and sole confidant to Byron Mann’s character Uncle Six.

Dacascos will portray an extremely fit and strong monk who can take
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Wu Assassins: Release Date and Trailer for Netflix Martial Arts Series

Kayti Burt Joseph Baxter Jul 23, 2019

The Raid's Iko Uwais will star and do fight choreography for Netflix series Wu Assassins.

Are you ready for a TV show's worth of martial arts drama? Netflix is set to unveil a martial arts crime drama TV series starring Iko Uwais, who parlayed impressive cinematic combat in The Raid and The Raid 2 into a role in mega-franchise relaunch Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Brandishing the title, Wu Assassins, the series launches with a 10-episode inaugural season.

Wu Assassins Trailer

The first trailer for the long-awaited Wu Assassins is finally here. Check it out in all its mystical-martial-arts-imbued glory!

Video of Wu Assassins | Official Trailer | Netflix Wu Assassins Release Date

Wu Assassins makes its deadly, stealthy streaming arrival on Netflix on Thursday, August 8.

Wu Assassins Cast

Joining star Iko Uwais in the Wu Assassins cast are the following:

Byron Mann

Katheryn Winnick – Sidenote: Winnick holds
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Movie Review – Savage Dog (2017)

Savage Dog, 2017.

Written and directed Jesse V. Johnson.

Starring Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Cung Le, Juju Chan, Vladimir Kulich, and Keith David.

Synopsis:

A story set in Indochina in 1959, a land beyond rule and a time without mercy and the birth of a legend.

Scott Adkins is busy these days. He seems to have had about 100 films out this year already, and in the UK alone fans have been treated to the double whammy release of Savage Dog and Boyka: Undisputed on the same day. Adkins is stepping up as the undisputed king of straight to video action. That crossover to the big screen as a leading man still alludes him, but he’s still found his own market and kept his standards mostly high.

Savage Dog marks the first of Adkins triple bill with director Jesse Johnson (well established already as a stuntman turned director, and nephew of legendary stuntman,
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Fantasia Review: Vengeance is Slowly Enacted in ‘Savage Dog’

When a film opens with Scott Adkins rising from the mud with a scream in Indochina circa 1959, you begin cultivating expectations. You forgive the ham-fisted voiceover narration and the quick slow motion cuts disorienting place and time. You forgive the lack of context as to why this man (and a woman too) was trapped under mud in the first place because you’re re-situating yourself in your seat to brace for the impact of the actor’s fists against the flesh of whomever put him there. Maybe the woman is a love interest. Maybe she won’t survive. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I hoped she wouldn’t so the bloodlust could increase further towards revenge. Sadly, vengeance — why I sat down at all — is still an hour away.

Ex-stuntman Jesse V. Johnson’s Savage Dog rewinds six months to show us how Martin (Adkins) got trapped there after all,
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Fantasia 2017: ‘Savage Dog’ Review

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Stars: Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Juju Chan, Cung Le, Keith David, Vladimir Kulich, Matthew Marsden, Charles Fathy | Written and Directed by Jesse V. Johnson

Ok, let’s all just say it together. Scott Adkins is the saviour of Dtv action movies. Charismatic, skilled and just a downright badass (and likeable) actor, whatever Adkins seemingly touches turns to gold – the Universal Soldier franchise was improved by his addition, as was the Undisputed series: in fact he made that particular fighting franchise Better with each and every sequel. Even the football-themed series Green Street was made watchable by the appearance of Adkins in the third installment, and that coming from someone who, typically, refuses to watch movies based on idiotic football hooligans.

Hold on… Turns out I may have a man-crush on Scott Adkins! And that’s not a bad thing.

Adkins has single-handedly kept the direct to market action genre alive,
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This Kickass Action-Packed Trailer For Savage Dog Looks Like It Came From The 90s

You've gotta watch this trailer for the upcoming action thriller Savage Dog, which features Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables II) kicking ass as he embarks on a mission for revenge.

The movie looks like it came straight out of the early 1990s, which is why I'm kind of looking forward to watching it. I've seen a few trailers for upcoming action films recently that reminded me of movies from the 90s. Are 90s-style action movies making a comeback!? Yeah, it looks like a very low-budget flick, but sometimes it's just fun to sit back, relax, and watch a fun movie like this. Here's the synopsis:

Indochina, 1959. A Wild West town controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war criminals. The worst prison in the land, it is here that a European, former-champion boxer Martin Tilman (Scott Adkins) has made a name for himself fighting tournaments. When Tilman is due for release,
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