Screen Media Takes Antonio Banderas Actioner CODE NAME: BANSHEE For July Release
Antonio Banderas continues to hit a stride with action fans on a number of genre titles following The Expendables 3 and films like Security and Acts Of Vengeance.
THE ENFORCER Enlists Antonio Banderas To Star From Millenium Media
Anyone else up for another Antonio Banderas-led turn at the action genre? Take a gander at Richard Hughes’ The Enforcer, which launches sales for the virtual Cannes market this month from Millennium Media.
BULLET HEAD: Man’s Best Friend Ain’t Very Friendly In The Official Trailer
Paul Solet’s new crime thriller is getting a theatrical release on December 8. I speak of Bullet Head following its acquisition by Saban back in September and a trailer has been online for several days now sampling a bit of the essential kinetic chills and thrills to be expected.
AFM 2017: Antonio Banderas Action Thriller, BEYOND THE EDGE, Nabs Sales In Europe, Latin America And Asia
The film is the latest action genre title to feature Antonio Banderas following roles in action heavy roles in Gun Shy, Security and Isaac Florentine’s Acts Of Vengeance. According to Screendaily AMBI’s latest round of sales have gone to France and French-speaking Europe (Program Store), Japan (Klockworks), Germany (Eurovideo), China (Turbo Film), Spain (Selecta Vision), Russia (Karoprokat), Latin America/Eastern Europe/Turkey (SPI), Switzerland (Impuls), Middle East (Falcon), Greece (Feelgood), Portugal (NOS Lusmundo), Singapore (Shaw), South Korea (AiasPlus), Malaysia and Vietnam (Rainfilm) and former Yugoslavia (MCF).
ACTS OF VENGENACE: Antonio Banderas Narrates Silent, Brutal Redress In The First Trailer For Isaac Florentine’s Revenge Thriller
He’s built up to 27 film and television directing credits to his name in all of thirty years as one of the foremost leading filmmakers in the action genre. Most recently, more prolific efforts there have been a string of genre titles and faves like the Undisputed sequels, Ninja movies and Close Range all headlined by actor Scott Adkins whose career took a greater turn eventually appearing in Scott Derrickson’s Marvel adventure, Doctor Strange.
Nowadays and in the wake of a brief producing stint with Todor Chapkanov’s direct-to-video tournament martial arts action hit, Boyka: Undisputed, Florentine’s time in the director’s chair now furthers him some more long-awaited growth into the mainstream. This time, he’s got actor Antonio Banderas (The Expendables 3) taking the mantle and bringing his seasoned gravitas for a role peppered and spiced with heavy, meaty fight action from choreographer Tim Man (Boyka: Undisputed, Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear) with the new movie, Acts Of Vengeance.
Saban recently acquired the rights to the film which has Banderas in the role of a slick-talking lawyer who undergoes a physical transformation and a takes a vow of silence until he finds those responsible for the death of his wife and child. Florentine himself also makes an appearance in this one with a principal cast that has actress Paz Vega and Thor: Ragnarok actor Karl Urban also starring.
Remarkably, a first trailer is now available online and I wouldn’t be suprised if it were pulled until a release date was officially made public. Otherwise, I’m sharing it here so you can check it out for yourself. Peep it!
Antonio Banderas Action Titles, ACTS OF VENGEANCE And BULLET HEAD Among Recent Saban Rights Acquisitions At TIFF
“Avi Lerner has long become synonymous with widely appealing action thrillers with marquee names,” Saban president Bill Bromiley said. “This is perfectly in line with our acquisition strategy. Our audiences are starving for these types of films, and with this newly minted relationship, we are thrilled to have a steady pipeline of these movies.”
Simon West’s GUN SHY Gets A Trailer And September U.S. Release
Rounding out the cast are Ben Cura, Mark Valley, Aisling Loftus, David Mitchell, Jeremy Swift, and Jesse Johnson from a script by Smith and co-scribe Toby Davies. The film opens in limited theaters and on VoD September 8.
Antonio Banderas Thriller, SECURITY, Breaks Into Your Home On Digital And DVD/Blu-Ray Starting In August
The film took a minute to get here but home viewers will have their chance on August 4 on Digital HD and on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 5. Peep the artwork below!
Alain Desrocher’s SECURITY Lands A UK Release In July!
Also making an appearance is actor and martial artist Cung Le which will surely bolster the film’s appeal to the action niche. Check out the trailer below!
BLACK BUTTERFLY Flutters With Chilling Resolve In The New Trailer
Antonio Banderas is already on my radar for a few movies this year but Brian Goodman’s latest caught me by surprise. The new film, Black Butterfly, revised from Christian Faure’s 2008 award-winning TV movie predecessor joins Banderas with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and actress Piper Perabo for a limited theatrical release on May 26 from Lionsgate Premiere.
Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay – and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul’s work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.
Marc Frydman and Justin Stanley wrote the script. Watch the trailer now!
SP International Deals China Co-Prods For THE EXPENDABLES 4 And SECURITY
Producer Steven Paul made a significant showing this year while on hand at Cannes with deals pertaining to forthcoming China co-productions, High Speed and an upcoming Tekken remake to name a few. This week he’s back in the headlines with word on two new titles now well on the way from Nu Image/Millenium.
Variety reports that director Alain Desrochers’s $15 million dollar action thriller, Security, and the currently-developing fourth installment of The Expendables have equity backing as China co-productions following deals made on behalf by Paul’s SP International Pictures made on behalf of SSXH Beijing and Max Screen Film Distribution. Security has reportedly begun principal photography in Bulgaria with Antonio Banderas and Ben Kingsley starring, though plot, date and other cast info details currently remain unknown. Meanwhile, cast and crew info remain pending for The Expendables 4, following a five-year franchise that took off in 2010 with its third banking significantly larger in China, but will begin shooting next year for a 2017 release with a reported budget of up to $100 million dollars.
Shanghai Kuailu Investment Group’s Dr. Shi Jianxiang who owns SSXH and Max Screen will executive produce with Paul while both films are expected to film, in part, China.
Stay tuned for more info.
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