Having already seen its way through festivals and with a UK fall date approaching, tickets are now on sale for Underground helmer Chee Keong Cheong’s long awaited military zombie epic, Redcon-1. And it looks absolutely fucking bonkers.
It’s been a while since actor Carlos Gallardo prolifically broke out in Robert Rodriguez’s 1992 Mexican spaghetti classic, El Mariachi. Nowadays, and long since starring in several Rodriguez helmers on top of others, you’ll likely find his name popping up a bit more with news now confirming his starring and producing role next to producer Kevin Eastman of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame for the new sci-fi action horror, Redcon-1.
The folks at Epic Pictures have been shopping the film at Cannes marking helmer Chee Keong Cheong’s third turn at the director’s chair since the 2007 martial arts brawler, Underground and Bodyguard: A New Beginning in 2009. The project has been brewing for a few years now up to recent weeks in which filming set course in the U.K., with a story revolving around an octet of Special Forces on a suicide mission to rescue a scientist following a deadly viral outbreak.
Gallardo is joining Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist and Strike Back series co-star Koieyama Akira, actress and co-star of upcoming martial arts thriller, Karate Kill, former WWE/TNA wrestler Katarina Leigh Waters and Martyn Ford, bodybuilder and starring villain opposite Scott Adkins in upcoming martial arts thriller, Boyka: Undisputed. Rounding out the cast are actor Cheong cohort, actor and co-producer Mark Strange, and actors Oris Erhuero, Joshua Dickinson and Michael Sheehan.
Nearly four years after multi-faceted actor and director Joey Ansah and co-director Owen Trevor fireballed the interwebs with the impressive three-minute short film, Street Fighter: Legacy, online platform Machinima will be hosting the next level of that very conception with a new series that aspires to surpass all expectations…and, of course, for which we have ourselves a FINAL trailer!