Just six months away from principal photography, actors Joe Taslim and Yayan Ruhian, and fight choreographer Iko Uwais are running the numbers on the action sequences for producer Gareth Evans’s latest return to the set with director Timo Tjahjanto for upcoming martial arts crime thriller The Night Comes For Us. But even so, the prospects for the folks at Indonesia’s PT Merantau Films and L.A.’s XYZ Films are looking brighter and brighter.
Well, look what we have here! It’s martial arts action superstar Michael Jai White front and center looking like a boss sporting a big ass machine gun for the current promo art of The Asylum’s latest venture into sci-fi titled Android Cop. It’s director Mark Atkins‘s newest picture from The Asylum and could be debuting on the SyFy channel in due time. And in case you’re wondering where all this is going, a synopsis is now available below.
In this futuristic, action-packed thriller, a cop and his robotic partner enter the Zone, a forbidden section of the city inhabited by a diseased stricken populace. Together, they discover the real reason everyone is sick, and attempt to stop the illness – with the help of the machine’s powerful technology and weaponry.
Android Cop stars White along with Randy Wayne, Charles S. Dutton, Larissa Vereza and Kadeem Hardison, and is produced by David Rimawi, David Michael Latt and Paul Bales. Presumably, we can expect to learn more about this one close to the end of the year or at the top of 2014. In the meantime, news of White‘s next film, Favela might come just sooner after hitting the American Film Market over the weekend.
Watch this space!
The nightmare begins again when sisters and brothers meet together in an explosive fight over the forbidden love and QIQI is severely injured. SRI GALA is furious, and goes to see PENDITA the wise man, and declares to break the truce. The Putih brotherhood starts to attach Hitam.
The film also stars Mega Vision’s latest action lead and From Zero To Hero documentary star, actor Philip Ng who is currently featured in director Wong Ching-Po’s latest Shaw Brothers ode with action director Yuen Woo-Ping for Once Upon a Time In Shanghai, now making the rounds at the American Film Market a year and a half after releasing a concept trailer. The film sees Ng taking on a role of an immgrant from Shangtung who moves to Shanghai in pirsuit of a better life but ends up putting his kung fu to use in order to survive.
Actor Togo Igawa as Master Gôtetsu in Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist
Energy and expectations are high for the folks over at Assassin’s Fist Limited. Over the last several months as they shot and wrapped up filming in Bulgaria between July 14 and August 24 of this year, the official Facebook page has been delivering a slow and steady stream of teaser photos from the set of the upcoming film, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, including that of actors Shôgen Hwang and Gaku Space as younger versions of characters Gôken and Gôki, actor Akira Koieyama as an older version of Gôken, actress Hyunri as Sayaka and Togo Igawa as Gôtetsu, in addition to The Wolverine co-star Hal Yamanouchi as Senzo.
With more pics and other updates on the way, Movieweb is now reporting that London-based Content Media Corporation is said to have sold worldwide online rights to a major global online channel for a short first window. FUNIMATION has the rights to North America and the U.K., Australia, South America and Scandinavia, while POLYBAND will distribute to German-language areas in Europe, DARO for Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, Middle East, IPA ASIA for Thailand, LUSOMUNDO for Portugal and SONAMU gor South Korea.
Produced by Jacqueline Quella and written by creators, co-star Christian Howard and its director, co-star and action director Joey Ansah, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is a chapterized feature-length martial arts epic based on the highly successful audience response to the 2010 viral shortfilm hit, Street Fighter Legacy, that will also see its creators Howard and Ansah reprising their roles as Ken and Akuma, respectively. Ansah‘s dual-language script will introduce audiences to the formative years of its lead warrior characters, Ryu and Ken (Mike Moh and Christian Howard) who must confront the tragic and dark legacy surrounding their master, the skills they have earned in their training, and an evil force that may threaten their fate as the last practitioners of an ancient fighting style known as the Ansatsuken (a.k.a. The Assassin’s Fist). Game Of Thrones series co-star, actor Mark Killeen also stars as Ken’s father.
Exclusive screenings of footage will be held during next week’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, California next week heading into next year’s online debut, followed by its commercial television and on-demand release and a subsequent feature-length theatrical release.
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is a co-production of Assassin’s Fist Limited, along with Lonely Rock Productions, Gloucester Place Films, Evropa Film and Capcom USA.
Ansah and Howard will also be featured in the upcoming AFM screening of director James Nunn’s revenge action thriller, Green Street 3, which is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray in territories within the purview of Lionsgate UK.
Stick around for more info as it comes.
Sneak preview of my new movie CODENAME FALCON 1 “Favela” Nov 7th & 9th AMC Santa Monica 2 @ 5pm get on list early. pic.twitter.com/BHIe8PKPQH
— Michael Jai White (@MichaelJaiWhite) November 1, 2013
It is a role that actor Michael Jai White himself has publicly expressed he has wanted to do for his entire career, a statement which is a plus for any fan of the actor or the martial arts action genre waiting for the release of his latest international action thriller, Favela. On Friday, White continued pumping up the excitement on Twitter by sharing a new still grab of the film, announcing its upcoming screening dates at the American Film Market on November 7 and 9 at the AMC Santa Monica 2 in California.
For Favela, the first in a new movie franchise in the form of Codename: Falcon, White will take the lead as a self-destructive former U.S. Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who uncovers a Yakuza-led criminal network of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption in the underbelly of Brazil while on a mission to avenge the death of his sister. Following the hopeful success of Favela, Moonstone Entertainment has since announced the production of 1-2 films every year that will see White‘s return as the franchise character, John “Falcon” Chapman, traveling around to exotic locations to do the foreign ministry’s dirty work.
Favela will also star Laila Ali, Neal McDonough and Masashi Odate. The film is written by Y.T. Parazi and directed by Ernie Barbarash, with fight choreography by Larnell Stovall. Other movie updates will be making their way in the press soon followng the American Film Market which will last from November 6 through November 13.
Expect a trailer and release date soon!
Wonders never cease with international action star Donnie Yen, coming off the release of his long awaited Hong Kong action thriller, Special ID, into a longer work list of films to come which include the recently wrapped Last Of The Best from director Teddy Chen and the filming of Iceman 3D: Part 2. On Saturday, Twitch brought an exclusive report which included a major announcement from international sales company Arclight Films for a new Yen action vehicle titled Priority Run to be directed by Troy Nixey, which would possibly bring Yen his first lead role in an English action picture since performing smaller roles and coordinating action sequences on films like Highlander: Endgame, Blade 2 and Shanghai Knights. Other cast members are expected to be announced at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California next month. Check out the synopsis below: