Netflix has greenlit a third season of hit series Alice In Borderland, just a few days after teasing the news on social media. Casting details are currently unknown apart from the returns of series regulars Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya in their respective roles.
Production is set to kick off in Ireland next month under SAG-AFTRA’s interim agreement for sci-fi thriller The Astronaut which just added (A Teacher, The Martian, “House of Cards”) and Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate, “The Last Of Us”), and Laurence Fishburne (John Wick films, The Matrix trilogy). Jess Varley (Phobias) will debut-direct the pic per announcements over the weekend out of Toronto’s TIFF market.
OFFICER BLACK BELT Announced As Latest Netflix Action Comedy Flick From Hit ‘Bloodhounds’ Series Director
On the count that as you’re reading this then you’re already familiar with the hit Netflix series “Bloodhounds”, be advised to take director Jason Kim’s next offering into consideration as casting is announced for Officer Black Belt, with Kim Woo-bin (Alienoid) and Kim Sung-kyun (Seoul Vibe).
If you’re bewildered any about what director Timo Tjahjanto (The Night Comes For Us, Headshot) is up to these days, I totally get it. I reckon as much that we can just about deduce all of his priorities down to the project he has at his disposal following his deal with Netflix, and for all intents and purposes, it’s been a worthwhile journey to follow.
XYZ Films is setting crime thriller Lips Like Sugar from director and Grammy-winner Brantley Gutierrez. Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson have been cast as leads in the film with a script by Anthony Tambakis (Gringo, Warrior).
I’m late to the party on this but film fans can now take a gander at Cinderella’s Revenge and the latest casting news announcing Lauren Staerck who will join Natasha Henstride for the new horror/fairytale flick currently in production in England. Andy Edwards (Zombie Spring Breakers) is directing the pic which hails from Sobini Films
Martyn Ford (F9, The Machine, Boyka: Undisputed) has been cast to play Emperor Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 2, according to trade reports on Thursday. Roster additions on the sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line will also see Desmond Chiam in the role of King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen as Sindel and Damon Herriman as the sinister Quan Chi.
Boss Level and The Grey helmer Joe Carnahan is on set in Malta for Not Without Hope, the new survival drama starring Shazam: Fury Of The Gods actor Zachary Levi. Rounding out the latest round of casting made on Thursday are JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill), and Josh Duhamel (Blackout), along with Carnahan’s Copshop co-star Marshall Cook, and actors Quentin Plair (Hulu’s Tiny Beautiful Things), and Terrence Terrell (Netflix’s Obliterated).
He has the beard of Chuck Norris; the physique of Sylvester Stallone; the lethally stoic demeanour of Dolph Lungren; the handsome Eurasian looks of Keanu Reeves, Mark Dacascos and the late Brandon Lee, and what’s more, he kicks like Jean Claude Van Damme and Phillip Rhee. Who is he exactly? Well, it’s none other than David Kurzhal aka the popular Viking Samurai on YouTube who is the recent addition to ‘THE LAST KUMITE’ which is due to start filming in Europe in the coming weeks.
PENALTY LOOP: Yusuke Iseya, More Round Out Cast Of Supernatural Mystery Crime Thriller From Shinji Araki
The film marks the second directorial effort from Shinji Araki who debuted at the helm with 2020 mystery drama, The Town Of Headcounts. He directs from his own script which sees Wakaba in the role of Jun Iwamori, a grieving man who after successfully carrying out the perfect plan to avenge his murdered girlfriend, Yui (Yamashita), finds himself mysteriously repeating the same day and killing Yui’s murderer, Mizoguchi (Iseya), over and over again. The details of Jin’s character are under wraps.
Casting continued on Tuesday with THR’s Borys Kit reporting on Resident Evil series actress Adeline Rudolph for Mortal Kombat 2. The news confirms that she will play Kitana, a staple in the franchise since first appearing in the original Midway game sequel.
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE: Jeremy Piven Leads Supernatural Action Thriller Underway Australia, S&R Leads World Sales
Production is already underway for Fight For Your Life, the new action thriller starring Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”, The System). The film also features viral video star Jamie Costa.
Highland Film Group is proudly unveiling a first look at Spectre actor Christoph Waltz and Cooper Hoffman of Licorice Pizza in Old Guy, the new action comedy from director Simon West. Hoffman joined Shazam! Fury of the Gods actress Lucy Liu in casting announcements on Friday for the film which recently wrapped in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Tati Gabrielle (You, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina) is reportedly in final negotiations to play Jade in Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat sequel for New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures. The actress is the latest addition to the film following the casting of Dredd 3D and “The Boys” star Karl Urban in the role of beleaguered movie star, and franchise favorite, Johnny Cage.
Nearly a year after its announcement, Polar sequel The Black Kaiser is set for sales at the Cannes market. Derrick Borte (Unhinged) will replace Polar helmer Jonas Akerlund as director for the pic based on Victor Santos’s 2012 Dark Horse graphic novel publication.
Movie projects get announced all the time, and some get left on the backburner for years only to circle other directors and stars or never get made at all. That too, has been the case for action star Donnie Yen, and so as always, time will tell if the three action films revealed by Mandarin Motion Pictures at the Cannes market said to feature Yen will come to fruition.
Maika Monroe and Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur have been cast as leads in the crime thriller, In Cold Light. Maxime Giroux (Félix et Meira, The Great Darkened Days) will make his first English-speaking feature, with Kotsur debuting in his first feature role following Sian Heder’s Coda.
THE ROUNDUP: PUNISHMENT Announces ‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’ Reunion Casting Kim Moo-Yul, ‘The Roundup’ Stunt Coordinator Debut Directing
If you enjoyed the brutal melee of bludgeoning fists and retribution delivered by Don Lee in last year’s The Roundup and you’re ready for impending threequel The Roundup: No Way Out, you’d be wise to stay the course for its fourth outing, The Roundup: Punishment.