Writer/director James Couche is still in post-production on his independently-made feature debut, Lost Phoenix. The action adventure thriller, starring Wan DraL, Eliza Kelley, and David Norton, was filmed during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and hails from Couche’s longstanding independent film banner, Gunsavior Pictures.
Several new posters and a new trailer are out for The Goldfinger, the newest crime thriller from Overheard trilogy director Felix Chong and featuring Tony Leung and Andy Lau. AMTD is partnering with distributors to shepherd the film’s release globally on December 30, rejoining Leung and Lau since garnering acclaim years ago on Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s hit film, Infernal Affairs – also co-penned by Chong.
A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive.
Director Shingo Soejima and his team have alotted weeklong screenings at Osaka’s Theater Seven venue for his latest whimsical assassin thriller, Kigurumi Blade, from November 18. Soejima, who won the crowd over during last year’s JFFH run for his feature debut, Eleven Greed, directs Kigurumi Blade from a script he wrote with Kunihiko Okamoto, and produced with Kazuki Maeda.
PENDUKO Stands Strong In The First Teaser Poster For The New Live-Action Filipino Superhero Adaptation
The 49th Metro Manila Film Festival kicks off in December, and for comic book and superhero fans attending, that means first dibs at Jason Paul Laxamana’s new adaptation, Penduko, which now graces netizens with a first look poster to catch below. The film, which began shooting in August, features Maria star Cristine Reyes with lead actor Matteo Guidicelli in the title role for the character’s latest iteration on screen based on Francisco V. Coching’s original Engkantos comic which took off in 1954.
My early Asian cinema fandom wasn’t without my enjoyment of director Kim Sung-su’s work, so it’s great to see him still at the helm. His latest is titled 12.12: The Day (f.k.a. Spring of Seoul) and rejoins him with his Asura: The City Of Madness leading men Hwang Jung-min and his Beat star Jung Woo-sung, along with Cheer Up, Mr. Lee and Emergency Declaration actor Park Hae-joon.
Fist Of The North Star is getting an animated reboot as announced by Warner Bros. Japan in time for the original manga’s 40th anniversary. The studio is says it will use the latest animation technology combined with an all-new cast and creators on the project according to the company’s press release.
After a bevy of shorts and music videos to get started, Francis Galluppi is finally ready to make headway beginning with his feature debut, The Last Stop In Yuma County. The first poster is currently making the rounds as the film looks toward its upcoming premiere at the 18th edition of Fantastic Fest this month.
New sales art is making the rounds for Lion-Girl, Kurando Mitsutake’s newest audacious cinematic team-up with mangaka Go Nagai starring Tori Griffith in the title role. It’ll be a ways until we hear any more on its forthcoming releases in the U.K. and U.S. from Cleopatra, but the film did just have a cast and crew screening of the film in Hollywood last week which ought to help stir the fandom a little more… And that’s after getting a NSFW trailer that stirred things plenty back in March ahead of its Australia screening.
Viacom18 Studios and Marflix have announced Fighter, a new Indian air force military action adventure rejoining Bang Bang! and War duo, actor Hrithik Roshan and director Siddharth Anand. The first official motion poster teaser is now running online with production signaling a January 25 release next year on the eve of India’s 75th Republic Day.
The newest official poster and trailer assets are out for Mad Cats, the latest from writer/director Reiki Tsuno and starring Sho Mineo and debut actress and rising action talent, Ayane. The film is currently making the international festival rounds following its world premiere at Slamdance earlier this year and is poised for a Japan release in September.
The campaign continues as director Scott Waugh’s September 22 release of Expend4bles now dons an official poster from Lionsgate. The film stars Jason Statham, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Randy Couture, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran with Andy Garcia and Sylvester Stallone, with a script by Kurt Wimmer, Tad Daggerhart and Max Adams.
I honestly thought this trailer would come sooner, but it’s here now at least. Indeed it’s all ado with the current campaign for Ke An Danh, the new film reuniting actor Kieu Minh Tuan and director Dan Trong Tran following their previous action comedy romp, Bad Blood. The peculiar part here is that Ke An Danh is running with an English title that also reads as Bad Blood, which is a bit confusing, and I don’t quite know how the team will work this bit out.
Toei spent a good many months running a campaign of behind-the-scenes reels to help palpitate audiences awaiting director Isao Yukisada’s latest, Revolver Lily. To that end, and with an official release date in Japan for August 11 now in place, the official trailer is finally here.
The official trailer was just revealed for writer and director Neil LaBute’s new contained home invasion thriller, Fear The Night. Quiver Distribution is finally delivering on the requisite poster art featuring none other than a fierce-looking Maggie Q which you can view below.
UNOFFICIAL OPERATION: Hitch A Ride In New Posters And Stills For The Latest South Korean Political Thriller
A title change remains in order for Kim Sung-hoon’s newest film starring Ha Jung-woo and Ju Ji-hoon. For this, we turn to the official poster art treatments, as well as a batch of stills for Unofficial Operation, which opens in South Korean cinemas on August 2 from Showbox.
Murmurs out of Vietnam have now spawned some cool new poster art for the latest reteaming of Bad Blood star Kieu Minh Tuan and director Dan Trong Tran. There’s no English title yet but family action adventure Ke An Danh translates to variations like “The Hidden Man” or “Anonymous” so do with that what you will.
KITTY THE KILLER: Lee Thongkam’s NYAFF 2023 Selectee Gets An Official Trailer For The New Thai Actioner
Thai action is coming to local cinemas with next week’s release of assassin thriller, Kitty The Killer from director Lee Thongkam. The official trailer arrived last month as well following its teaser while the film’s movement is now getting bolstered by some serious attention with a premiere at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival. I suppose a heads-up is in order with the pending official line-up. Yes? Yes.
Back to scare the living Bajesus out of anyone looking for a scare at the movies is Phone Of The Dead director Yu Nakamoto. His latest teams him up this time with Sushi Typhoon vet and notable film producer Yoshinori Chiba whose Extreme label has a new action horror slated for July 7.
Barring what awaits for director Scott Waugh’s Chan/Cena experiment in Hidden Strike, it’s what comes next that will undoubtedly be an inviting feat for Lionsgate following its brimming success with John Wick: Chapter 4. Indeed, it’s the return once again of Sly and co. for Expend4bles, and with that exact spelling and tagline as indicated at last year’s CinemaCon.