One of these guys are about to get knocked the f*k out!
I can’t remember the last time I’d seen an unwired hurricane kick between so many well connected moves in a test fight like this. But then again, for A-list tricking impressarios and action actors Matt Emig and Daniel Graham, this sort of thing is nothing new as it looks so effortless to the naked eye. And Graham’s fight choreography here is equally superb as well!
All in a day’s work for the stunt community at 87Eleven Action Design, which hosts this little gem by way of Emig’s official YouTube channel which you can subscribe to in the embed below.
Jeremy Marinas takes out the trash in the new 87 Eleven shortfilm, Garbage Day
The guys over at Hollywood stunt training facility 87 Eleven Action Design have been a little more active on their official Facebook page, sharing photos and videos highlighting some of their work. One of those videos now includes the latest practice gig showcasing the feats of action actors and stunt professionals Jeremy Marinas and Brendon Huor in the new short, Garbage Day.
I have been keeping as much of an eye as possible in the past year and change between Huor‘s activity in the independent action scene, and Marinas‘s viral video presence as a high-profile tricking impressario-one in a small group of athletes who choreograph and peform stunts known as 3 Amigos. Marinas previously caught my attention with fellow team member Daniel Graham in the 2013 shortfilm, Death Before Dishonor a little over a year ago this month, and filmgoers can expect to see plenty more from Marinas and Huor in the months ahead, particularly in featured stunt performances doubling two of the main characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this August.
So, as you might have suspected, if you are into action and are just now tuning in, then consider Garbage Day time well spent.
Check it out below, and give 87 Eleven a Facebook ‘Like’ by CLICKING HERE.
Promising a spectacular action packed revenge thriller, Deadline has reported that actor and martial arts action star, and The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire co-star Daniel Bernhardt (Bloodsport 2, 3 and 4, The Cutter, Parker) has been added to the cast of the next Keanu Reeves-starring action vehicle, John Wick. Based on a screenplay by The Package scribe Mark Kolstad, the film features Reeves in the title role, following the story of a former hitman whose late wife’s dog is murdered by a thug and his friends who steal his 1969 Ford Mustang, leading Wick to a climatic showdown with the thug’s father, a Russian New York crime boss who makes Wick a target.
Produced by Basil Ilwaynk and Mike Witherill, and executive produced by Reeves along with Kevin Scott Frakes and Raj Brinder Singh for Thunder Road Pictures and H & W Movie Partners, the New York-based production of John Wick was intially announced back in May, marking the forthcoming directorial debut for Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, the owners and operators of California-based Hollywood stunt training, film and choreography studio, 87Eleven Action Design. The film, featuring fight direction by 87Eleven’s own Jonathan Eusebio and Jon Valera, will also star actress Bridget Moynahan as Wick’s wife, in addition to actors Michael Nyqvist and Alfie Allen as the nefarious father and son crime family. Actress Adrianne Palicki and actors Dean Winters and Willem Dafoe round out the current main cast, with Bernhardt playing one of Nyqvist‘s henchmen, and Dafoe playing friend to Reeves‘ character who is ultimately hired to kill him.
Reeves is currently set to appear in the upcomimg fantasy samurai action adventure, 47 Ronin, set to release in Japan on December 6, and in North America on Christmas Eve this month. Dafoe will also appear in director Scott Cooper’s upcoming family crime drama, Out Of The Furnace in the U.S. on December 6.
John Wick also makes the latest project to see Reeves and Bernhardt back on the screen since starring opposite each other in 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions where Stahelski also served as stunt coordinator. Earlier this year in an interview with The Action Elite founder and editor Eoin Friel, Bernhardt discussed plans for a previous shortfilm he directed in 2010 with then-leading actor Leitch titled Fetch. Click HERE for the interview.
John Wick will tentatively release in 2014, with dates and distribution announcements pending.
Actor and first time director Keanu Reeves has a few new films coming out this year, which include the upcoming Japanese samurai epic, 47 Ronin, and his cinematic martial arts directorial debut, Man Of Tai Chi. With these in mind, action continues to be consistent theme in Reeves’ career as he is now slated to star in an upcoming hitman thriller from producer Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road titled, John Wick, based on a screenplay by Derek Kolstad.