When it comes to nearly anything and everything martial arts and action, the name Bey Logan will always ring a bell. His life’s work and journey have brought him a wealth of knowledge he otherwise continues to share as he’s done so in film and books, the latter of which has procured his upcoming release, 36 Chambers of Kung Fu Cinema.
Le Van Kiet (The Rich Woman, The Lost Tour: Vietnam) is directing alongside acclaimed action director and Film Combat Syndicate favorite Kefi Abrikh (Jason Bourne, Lucy), with actress Ngo producing along with Bey Logan.
The nature of independent online action filmmaking is one that is full of surprises. It certainly lended us one in the form of actress and martial artist Amy Johnston in a viral choreography video that began making the rounds three years ago, and its benefitted her greatly with a number of appearances in several projects, including Epic Rival’s 2015 2-episode release, Clandestine.
Pre-production is currently finished and awaiting filming beginning in January of next year for Kiss Of The Dragon helmer Chris Nahon‘s latest martial arts tournament thriller, Lady Bloodfight from Voltage Pictures. The film picked up some steam at the top of the year upon launching at the European Film Market with actress and Hollywood stuntwoman Amy Johnston (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Clandestine) making her lead debut, and with principal photography to follow, we now have four new promotional art featuring Johnston and co-star Jenny Wu in the gallery below.
Featuring illustrious fight choreography by action cinema veteran Xiong Xin Xin (Coweb, Shaolin), Johnston and Wu will star in the story of Jane, a traveling backpacker in Asia who, when taken under the wing of karate master, Oshima for her exceptional fighting skills, will pit her side by side with Ling, the apprentice of her master’s nemesis, against nefarious forces that lie within “The Kumite”, an all-female underground fight circuit. More casting details are expected in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for more info as it trickles!
This week’s launching of the all-female international martial arts action vehicle, Lady Bloodfight, has officially delivered its first promotional artwork prior to its pending production this Fall. The two posters featuring Hollywood actress, stuntwoman and viral internet martial arts sensation, Amy Johnston (available below the synopsis), come just a little less than a few days after the official Facebook page for B&E Productions announced the film’s presentation at this month’s events at the European Film Market joined by Voltage Pictures.
Jane is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking through Japan, when her raw street fighting skills draw the attention of Oshima, Japanese karate champion, who recruits and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as “The Kumite”.
After months of rigorous preparation, Jane is ready to face off against the deadliest female fighters in the world, including Ling, the Chinese apprentice of Oshima’s nemesis. But other nefarious forces lie in the shadows, and Jane and Ling will have to unite on a journey that will take them from the gritty underworld of Hong Kong to the glitz of Macao, before deciding who really is the best female fighter on the planet.
In a quote recorded over at Screen Daily, Voltage Pictures stated their eagerness to work with B&E, telling the public “We’re very excited to be working with a talent like Bey Logan and to be filming in China, a burgeoning force in film productions,”. Production is slated to begin this Autumn in China, Hong Kong and Macao with Kiss Of The Dragon helmer Chris Nahon behind the lens, and Temur Mamisashvili scoring the film’s principal action scenes.
Check out the posters below:
Logan is also producing the Spring filming Yuen Woo-Ping’s next directorial follow-up in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny for The Weinstein Company with a script by John Fusco, with actress Michelle Yeoh reprising her role from the first film along with confirmed Ip Man 3D lead, international action star Donnie Yen.
Stay tuned for more information.
Lady Bloodfight is also set to amplify its martial arts action muscle with the aid of helmer Chris Nahon, best known for his 2001 directorial debut Jet Li blockbuster starrer, Kiss Of The Dragon, and the 2009 live action delivery of Blood: The Last Vampire.Temur Mamisashvili (Blooming Flowers, Vor, Covert Affairs) is handling the action scenes. The film is expected to launch with an announcement to be made soon at the European Film Market with more details to come.
The streets of Hong Kong will light up the night later this year with two big international names in music and film.
Since then, Van Damme began revitalizing his career, despite the failed efforts to reboot the 1988 martial arts classic with “Salt” director Phillip Noyce, with a script by Robert Mark Kamen who chose not to include Van Damme’s character in it, due to the dissociation from the first film; The superstar documented that telephone conversation on his reality TV show a few years ago.
A trailer has been newly featured for an upcoming film called Borderland. The film is a new martial arts action movie produced by Aeternalis Films and the Bey Logan-owned B&E Productions, the same company behind the upcoming film, Fist Of The Dragon.
According to the film’s IMDb page, the plot synopsis reads the following: