Friday’s press release has more:
Into the Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
“After working together with such a talented team of executive producers, writers and executives at AMC, I am excited for the opportunity to bring this character to life,” said Wu.
With Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures currently developing Warcraft for the big screen with Blizzard Entertainment, the production has already begun casting with announcements already arriving as of a few weeks ago. This week, we have two more names to the list, one of which includes actor Daniel Wu, who recently appeared in director RZA’s Kung Fu Cult free-for-all action adventure, The Man With The Iron Fists and the sci-fi thriller, Europa Report.
The film is based on Blizzard highly popular Guiness World Record-holding massive multiplayer online role-playing game, now going almost twenty years strong with up to 12 million subscribers to its player base. Warcraft is said to be an origin story that will focus on the first two games, Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, and Warcraft: Tides Of Darkness. The initial cast as of the earlier this month includes actress Paula Patton, and actors Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky and Toby Kebbell, with actor Clancy Brown also newly announced as of Tuesday; Brown currently co-stars with actor Jason Statham in Gary Fleder’s recently released gritty action thriller, Homefront.
Warcraft is produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner and executive produced by Mike Morhaime and Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor and Paul Sams, with co-producers Chris Metzen, Rob Pardo and Nick Carpenter co-producing. Charles Leavitt is writing the film for director Duncan Jones as the film is set to begin production in Vancouver early next year.
The film will reportedly aim for a PG-13 rating.
Wu currently appears in the director Kenneth Bi’s sci-fi suspense thriller, Control, now playing in theaters across Asia, and is soon set to appear in China Lion’s forthcoming North American release of director Dante Lam’s third installation of the “Beast Stalker” trilogy, That Demon Within with co-star Nick Cheung.
Just days away from the November 22, 2013 domestic release of director Kenneth Bi‘s intense new psychological action thriller, Control, netizens now get to go behind the scenes with four new featurettes courtesy of Filmsmash. The clips showcase a number of things, including some of what it took to create some of the stunning visuals to grant the film’s futuristic setting. No English subs here though, but it should make for a nice viewing for those interested.
While we continue waiting for clear word on actor Daniel Wu‘s appearance in Dante Lam’s That Demon Within, we now have a new poster for director Kenneth Bi‘s latest contribution to the techological advancement of Asian cinema in the form of upcoming futuristic psychological action thriller, Control, courtesy of the folks at City On Fire. Two new viral banners for the film are now available for viewing at the bottom of the page beneath the first official teaser from September as well.