Great news! My book #LifeOfAction II: Interviews with the Men and Women of Action Cinema feat @TheRealZoeBell @MichaelJaiWhite @tonyjaaofficial @KellyHu and many more is SHIPPING NOW! Author signed books available exclusively from https://t.co/e3lRDuDA5j and all good retailers pic.twitter.com/k8XpYIw6I2
— Mike Fury (@TheMikeFury) March 23, 2020
When Mike Fury isn’t on set performing stunts or prepping his next fight sequence, off set, he’s an action film fan like any other of his ilk, and with a keen sense of the craft and how to engage it.
Having taken it a step further with the premiere launch of Life Of Action in 2015, Fury has since followed up with Life Of Action II, continuing his extenuating journey of acquainting with some of today’s highly-regarded in the stunt world.
“Much like the first volume, this book is a real labour of love and I know there are hugely passionate film fans who admire these artists and their work just as much as me,” says Fury. “Having worked in the film industry for many years now, in a variety of roles, I’ve witnessed and come to understand the incredible hard work, creativity and often great personal risk that goes into entertaining an audience. Many of these stories are funny, sad, moving and inspiring, and hopefully give an insight into this crazy and unusual business.”
Life Of Action II hails from Fury’s Bench Press imprint, and is available in UK bookstores and online, including limited edition hardcovers and softcovers, and kindle formats, and contains exclusive images within each interview. Peep the interview list below, and then click to get yours at MikeFury.net or at Amazon.co.uk.
Vic Armstrong (American Assassin, Indiana Jones trilogy, Superman I & II)
Zoë Bell (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Death Proof, Kill Bill)
Clayton J. Barber (Black Panther, Creed, The Guest)
Daniel Bernhardt (Atomic Blonde, John Wick, Bloodsport 2)
JuJu Chan (Wu Assassins, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny)
Gareth Evans (Gangs of London, The Raid, The Raid 2: Berandal)
Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Wheelman, The Purge: Anarchy)
Kelly Hu (X-Men 2, The Scorpion King, Martial Law)
Tony Jaa (Fast & Furious 7, Triple Threat, Ong Bak)
Amy Johnston (Lady Bloodfight, Female Fight Club, Accident Man)
Luke LaFontaine (The Debt Collector, Savage Dog, Hook)
Chad Law (Close Range, Six Bullets, Daylight’s End)
Cung Le (Tekken, The Grandmaster, Into the Badlands)
Tim Man (Triple Threat, Accident Man, Acts of Vengeance)
Louis Mandylor (Rambo: Last Blood, The Debt Collector, My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
Scott Mann (Final Score, Heist, The Tournament)
Steve McQuillan (Guns Akimbo, Hellboy, The Gunman)
Heidi Moneymaker (Mulan, Avengers: Endgame, John Wick: Chapter 2)
Alain Moussi (Kickboxer: Vengeance, Kickboxer: Retaliation)
John Salvitti (Flash Point, Kung Fu Killer, Blade II)
Cale Schultz (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Atomic Blonde, Logan)
Larnell Stovall (Titans, Altered Carbon, Ride Along)
Jerry Trimble (Heat, The Master, Breathing Fire)
Simon West (Stratton, The Expendables 2, Con Air)
Michael Jai White (Arrow, The Dark Knight, Spawn)
Marko Zaror (Alita: Battle Angel, Machete Kills, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series)
Native New Yorker. Lover of all things pizza, chocolate, pets, and good friends. Karaoke hero. Left of center. Survivor. Fond supporter of cult, obscure and independent cinema - especially fond of Asian movies and global action cinema. Author of the bi-weekly Hit List. Founder and editor of Film Combat Syndicate. Still, very much, only human.