There’s no way we’re not including five more beefed up reasons to look out for more action titles to come in 2018. Here’s the latest Five-A-Day round-up!…
Keep in mind what lies ahead from multifaceted actor and producer Alexander Nevsky who made a steady and feasible effort in the past year with Black Rose. His biggest project thusfar, Mark Dacascos’s Showdown In Manila aims to top it having already been a reported hit in Russia and now stakes a U.S. release from ITN with Nevsky and actor Casper Van Dien who summon a team of badasses to tackle a terrorist organization upon uncovering a murder. January 19 is the limited theaters date followed by a Digital and VoD rollout on January 26.
Romeo Must Die and Cradle 2 The Grave helmer Andrzej Bartkowiak’s new film, Maximum Impact, is still a bit of an anomaly. The project doesn’t yet have a trailer but it is completed and has since garnered screenings at the American Film Market back in November with none other than Nevsky starring and producing for an ensemble cast. With a premise that sees agents for the CIA and Russia’s FSB joining forces to thwart an assassination attempt that could light the fuse for World War III, it’s a project that reads rightly for the kind of films that Nevsky expresses interest in making, and I look forward to the final product.
Long before Showdown In Manila had a release date and with Maximum Impact still waiting to have some…well…impact, Alexander Nevsky made public his intentions toward the production of Savage Attack. Currently in development, Nevsky is producing along with Maximum Impact helmer Andrzej Bartkowiak producing with a concept that sets in Asia and mingles Assault On Precinct 13 with Gareth Evans’s The Raid. The search for a director aside, let’s hope actor and fight choreographer Yayan Ruhian will be on board as well.
Actor and action star Sylvester Stallone is actually still surprising some people with the existence of sequels to the 2013 thriller, Escape Plan. Thus, we have Escape Plan: Hades, foreseeing the return of protagonist Ray Breslin forced to fight his way through an elaborate, evolving and computerized prison when one a member of his team gets kidnapped. Steven C. Miller directs with Curtis Jackson reprising, and actors Dave Bautista and Wes Chatham also starring from a release date pending from Lionsgate.
On location filming EXCAPE PLAN 2 HADES WITH Dave Bautista and Jesse Metcalfe … The scene was interesting challenge and turned out great … the film it really has a lot of energy and action Very glad to be part of it. I got a feeling they may be wanting to do a third one pretty soon… Count me in.@davebautista #Lions gate #EscapePlan2
John Herzfeld takes the reigns thereafter with Escape Plan: Devil’s Station, bringing back Stallone, Bautista and Jackson once more for a story that sees Breslin engaged in a new prison setting in order to rescue the woman in his life from the son of one of his former enemies. One other cast member listed is actor Max Zhang who has been hitting it big in Asia and with titles like this and the upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising, Zhang is bound to hit bigger.
Stay tuned for the next five on Monday!