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After several days of teasing fans with vague images and posts, Bat In The Sun is now all in with their latest Kickstarter now live for Legend Of The White Dragon. Fans who’ve eyed the buzz on this project so far will undoubtedly recognize its DNA – made obvious with the clear casting of talents like Jason David Frank and Johnny Yong Bosch, former stars of a certain long-running tokusatsu series. Of course, there’s also this:
Additionally, Valiant can now confirm two new additions to the project’s star-studded cast in actor Kevin Porter (Dodgeball) and actress/model Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men). Porter and Foster join lead actor Michael Rowe (CW’s Arrow, The Flash) alongside a prestigious and rapidly growing cast that also includes Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), John Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground), Derek Theler (ABC’s Baby Daddy), and Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage).
My weekend started off as a really loaded one. But, again, I was determined to squeeze in this week’s round up of amazing experimental fight action and cinematic stuntwork by some of today’s inspired performers…
That said, it’s been more than a year since I started conceptualizing these articles as Hit Lists and if you’ve been following us long enough, you already know how this goes: Stunt reels! Alas, you get two Vimeo exclusives from stuntwoman Thekla Hutyrova and fight coordinator Matt Berberi, followed by a YouTube-friendly playlist of fellow stunt performers in the form of an extended reel from martial artist and filmmaker Shaun Charney, and stunt reels by Brandyn T. Williams, famed Batman (1989) double Dave Lea, martial artist Nikki Stanley new reels from filmmakers Tony Diaz and actor Dennis Ruel, and a new 2016 reel by the award-winning martial arts performance troupe, Team Sideswipe.
Thekla Hutyrova Action Reel 2015 from Thekla Hutyrova on Vimeo.
MATT BERBERI 2015 FIGHT COORDINATOR REEL from matt berberi on Vimeo.
And now, off to some teaser news of which there are two; the first I found comes straight from the bearings of 233 Film with Ghanan director Antoni-Jordi Owusu for the upcoming short, The Exchange, which has some terrific shots to sell itself to an audience. The second hails from a Film Combat Syndicate team favorite, Lunar Stunts who’ve, for better or worse, prove that it’s neither too early nor late for a zombie movie with the upcoming short, The Highway.
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Time to get on board with some fight action this week, and as such, have a look at these samplers from Dardrex‘s own Darren Holmquist and Martin Chan, another sampler from Kefi Abrikh and Djibril Newik Chase, the EMC Monkey’s newest – Super Park Fighters, Eric Jacobus’s newest Doom-inspired Go Pro fight with Thomas Tan, actor and stuntman and newly-decorated Karate black belt Chuck Johnson’s latest endeavor with Quiet Flame Stunts in Poster Boys featuring Yasufumi Minowa, Corridor Digital’s Cat Dog Kung Fu, Ronnie Shalvis’s latest Star Wars-inspired freerunning lightsaber short with CBR Stunts and T. Ryan Mooney’s newest spectacular action piece, Tooth For A Tooth.
And lastly, the likely final Super Powered Beatdown of 2015 from the folks over at Bat In The Sun. Darth Maul goes toe-to-toe with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, featuring respective performances by Dirk Ellis and Power Rangers: Dino Charge co-star Yoshua Sudarso, with fight choreography by Alvin Hsing, and with all votes cast for this latest video, fans can expect a new edit with an alternative ending in January. Enjoy the cosplay debates and the action-packed simulation below!
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The project is expected to kick off with a crowdfunding campaign by January 2015. Superhero fan platform and entertainment channel Bat In The Sun are behind the new project, and links to their Facebook page can be found upon opening the description of the video below in a new tab. Take a look!
Independent filmmakers Aaron and Sean Schoenke have been building some major hype over the past couple of months regarding their upcoming action shortfilm from their popular production company, Bat In The Sun productions. Responsible for some of the most entertaining, spectacular content ever to hit the internet, Bat In The Sun brings a visionary milestone in breathing life into some of the most beloved superheroes ever to hit comic book pages, video game platforms and television, with nearly no limit to their potential.
On Thursday thanks to Machinima, Aaron and Sean are unleashing their most highly anticipated fight scene shortfilm to date, pitting two classic characters from separate franchises in the form of The White Ranger vs. Scorpion. Actor Alvin Hsing (Death Grip) takes the mantle inheriting the iconic costume made popular by martial arts superstar Jason David Frank for the popular Americanized Tokusatsu family-friendly action series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, opposite actor Peter Jang (Grayson: Earth One) reclaiming the role once more since killing a nerd in a promotional short for the second season of Mortal Kombat Legacy, based on the hit game from Midway.
The clip also features co-hosts, voice actor Matt Mercer and actor Frank debating their cases for each character’s victory, a victory already predetermined by a vote at their official website. Frank is also set to reappear back in uniform as the Green Ranger in the 2014 debut of Power Rangers: Super Megaforce.
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It will be a while before Deadpool fans get to see a live action theatrical version from screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. So in light of the recent release of the game, you can now see him battling the legendary Dark Knight himself, Batman, in pure, epic, fantasy fashion courtesy of the latest installment of Super Power Beat Down, courtesy independent entertainment company, Bat In The Sun Productions.
Headed by filmmakers and producers Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke and Nickolay Zamkovoy, Bat In The Sun productions has earned high amounts of praise from its audience for its high quality content, authenticity and brilliant application of original source material for a live-actiom format. Feel free to click the URL in the embed below for more information on how you can follow their content.
Man Of Steel and Thor: The Dark World will see their respective releases in June and November this year. And it may take a while to see many of these superheroes merge together on the big screen. In the meantine, leave it to director/producer Aaron Schoenke, and producers Sean Schoenke and Nikolay Zamkovoy, and actors Colin Bryant and Joshua Boultinghouse starring as the God Of Thunder and the Son of Krypton to bring you the latest installation of Super Power Beat Down in Superman vs. Thor.
Bat In The Sun has been putting in their effort in bringing a lot of video game and comic-book characters to life in pure fan-driven, fantasy action fashion. Characters ranging from properties like Capcom, Dark Horse, Marvel, DC Comics, Naughty Dog, AMC, Ubisoft and Lucasfilm. So, if you haven’t seen some of their work just yet, click the title link above or in the embed below, where you can also find their Facebook and Twitter links to subscribe.