|Marko Zaror as ‘Dolor’ in Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)|
Prospects for martial arts action fans alike can’t be greater than they are now, specifically for fans of Chilean action hero Marko Zaror (Mandrill). In recent years, he’s been earning even more attention with other titles, namely Isaac Florentine’s Undisputed 3: Redemption and a small, notable role in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills with Danny Trejo. And, in lieu of these and other projects and films still pending, we now have news of development for an upcoming film following a tweet by director Riccardo Gabrielli R which read the following:
“See you tomorrow for another great project.”
As so hashtagged, the name of the film would be called Zambo Dende
, based on the work of comic-book creator Nicholas Rodriguez following an announcement late last year that Disney would be collaborating with a group of young Colombians for said film. The character is reportedly based on real life events with a story set in the fourteenth century about a child named Azuk who would rise from oppression to become a fighting force for the oppressed slaves of Latin America, ultimately foreseeing his royal destiny preset by the assassination of his mother. The film was previously titled The Games Maker and was set to release this year, but now looks like it will begin production sometime next year instead for a likely 2016 release, although further details are needed.
This wouldn’t be the first time Zaror has taken on a superhero likeness in some form or another, with vigilante roles in films like Kiltro and Mirage Man, the latter which was once on a path toward a higher quality 3D remake with former Jackie Chan fall guy-turned-director Andy Cheng before progress evidently floundered. Hopefully these developments will pan much better with more results following the Chilean rising superstar’s reunion with director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza for their latest 2014 Fall festival fave Redeemer. It’ll be a thing of beauty, I reckon.
After this, Zaror will be joining XYZ Films’ next, One Good Thing from Killers co-helmer Kimo Stamboel directing, and recurring The Raid franchise actor Yayan Ruhian co-starring.
Stay tuned for more info!
Photo w/ Marko from ‘Redeemer’ Set
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