It was in the months leading up to a Five-A-Day piece I did back in December 2017 when I shared a bit of what found online regarding a film I didn’t think would ever see the light of day. This pertains to Crazy Fist, a film I did manage to catch floating around in market news with All Rights Entertainment repping the project, all whilst having heard nothing about its movement or any acquisition whatsoever.
The casting of Steve Yoo, who’s been a rising star of sorts featuring opposite Xing Yu in 2013’s The Wrath Of Vajra, Jackie Chan’s CZ12 and Little Big Soldier, and cameoing in Keanu Reeves’s Man Of Tai Chi, I felt would’ve been a motivator for this film to catch some momentum. Alas, seeing that Well Go USA Entertainment has snagged the rights to this heavy-hitting action thriller probably doesn’t surprise anybody considering their expertise in this field. Honestly, I didn’t see this coming. Surprised AND delighted.
After an opponent dies mid-match, a prominent MMA champion swore never to fight again, instead retiring to run his family’s international business. However, when his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances during another tournament, he has no choice but to step back in the ring to help uncover the truth.
Crazy Fist will hit Well Go USA’s Hi-YAH! streaming service beginninf August 6, ahead of a disc and digital release from September 14.
Guo Qing (Run) directs in addition to starring next to Yoo and The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions and Marco Polo actor Collin Chou. Also starring are Xiaoming Huang (The Thousand Faces of Dunjia, Ip Man 2, The Crossing, League of Gods), Wang Wei, Liu Mengke and Zhao Wei, and retired professional bodybuilder Kai Greene (Stranger Things).