SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN SAMURAI: Michael Su’s New Action Thriller Now Available In Select Theaters And VOD
Everyone’s favorite mockbuster outlet The Asylum is back and has released Michael Su’s new action thriller, Snow White And The Seven Samurai. The film stars Eric Roberts, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Gina Vitori from a script by Jacob David Smith.
SPIRIT HUNTERS: Watch Kaori Kawabuchi Slay Evil In Helsinki In The Award-Winning Supernatural Sci-Fi Action Short
It wasn’t long after I woke up this morning I noticed my notifications were flooded mostly with alerts of Mikko Löppönen‘s newest short, Spirit Hunters. The film won awards at the Fighting Spirit Film Festival in London and at the Urban Action Showcase late last year and is now online for everyone to endulge.
James Gunn is flying high on Leap Day with a first look at the newest incarnation of the title logo for the formerly-titled Superman: Legacy. Now titled Superman, the film is now in production with David Corenswet donning the titular “symbol of hope” per DC lore for its July 11 release
Entertainment news dives back into franchise territory with a closer look at the character actor Jared Leto will play in Tron: Ares. Production is under way from director Joachim Rønning and a cast that also lists Evan Peters, Greta Lee, Hasan Minhaj, Jodie Turner-Smith, Arturo Castro, Cameron Monaghan and Gillian Anderson. Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird, and Jack Thorne penned the pic.
Omnibus Entertainment is proudly staking itself in the latest pairing from debut director S. Baasanjargal and co-helmer Shuudertsetseg Baatarsuren, The Princess Warrior. The Mongolian action adventure was penned by Boldkhuyag Damdinsuren, and Baatarsuren whose 2017 novel serves as the basis for the film.
New stills are out for Rupert Sanders’s The Crow as Lionsgate plots a June 7 release. The film stars Bill Skarsgård, FKA twigs and Danny Huston in a story based on the hit graphic novel by James O’Barr.
An idea more than forty years in the making and two years since heading up crowdfunding efforts at Kickstarter and Motion Gallery, celebrated kaiju costume designer Keizo Murase will finally get his day with upcoming kaiju feature, Brush Of The God. Plans are in motion to premiere the film at the 19th edition of the Osaka Asian Film Festival in March, before scoring releases throughout Japan and abroad.
Releasing in time for the Spring holidays ahead is The Wild Blade Of Strangers, from iQIYI Distribution. A March 2 release is in order for the latest sword, swining period thriller that brings actor Max Zhang back to the screen.
Long awaited series development of Richard Dominguez’s pulp Latinx superhero comic, “El Gato Negro,” now has a new home at Amazon Prime according to trade news on Monday, as well as a new title in the form of El Gato. The update comes following MGM Television’s attachment to the project along with the casting of actor Diego Boneta in 2019, in addition to the hire of Robert Rodriguez to direct and exec produce for Apppe TV+.
UNDERCOVER WRESTLER Slams Greedy Food Patrons In The Official Trailer For Roe Moore’s New Comedy Short
Up-and-coming director Roe Moore’s latest is readying festival screens with Undercover Wrestler. It’s a five minute romp spruced with its own opening credits and jazzy jingle with none other than Joseph Dailey center-ring in the title role as a restaurant patron who takes action when a customer nips a nibble off his sibling’s plate.
The official trailer is currently running for Escape, the chilling new action survival thriller from writer and director Howard J. Ford (DarkGame). The film stars Sarah Alexandra Marks and Sophie Rankin, along with Sean Cronin, Louis James, Angela Dixon, Glenn Salvage, Jon-Paul Gates, Ksenia Islamova, Tiffany Hannam-Daniels, and Anthony Ofogebu.
Hajime Matsuura’s latest crime flick, Hard-Boiled Recipe, is now out with an official trailer ahead of its upcoming release this Spring. The film reunites Matsuura with actress and recording artist Chiaki Mayumura who also exec produced the film and served as music director.
Long anticipated action film Tiger’s Trigger now has a poster to attribute to the latest goings on with celebrated kung fu cinema laureates, actors Casanova Wong (Warriors Two) and Won Jin (Operation Scorpio).
EASTBOUND TRAFFIC Flows With Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Chuck Johnson’s Feature Directing Debut [EXCLUSIVE]
Film Combat Syndicate was allowed to present a raft of exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the set of upcoming crime drama, Eastbound Traffic. The film is written and directed by Tokyo-based actor, stunt performer and filmmaker Chuck Johnson who just completed the first full rough edit of the film following pre-production a little over a year ago, and rolling cameras late last year.
William Eubank is a director many film fans first took notice of with the release of the claustrophobic, aquatic horror thriller, UNDERWATER starring Kristen Stewart. Hitting theaters shortly before the isolation era of the global Covid pandemic, and despite a disappointing performance at the box office, the film became the decade’s first true contender for the label of a “cult classic” thanks to strong word of mouth from genre enthusiasts. What that dedicated audience responded to has been evident throughout Eubank’s filmography— whether it be in smaller passion projects, like the mind-bending micro-budgeted sci-fi film THE SIGNAL (2014), or in studio “for hire” fare, like PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: NEXT OF KIN.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit reports that Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings helmer Destin Daniel Cretton take the chair for Lionsgate’s Naruto in a writing and directing capacity. The film is based on the hit manga franchise that launched on the pages of Shueisha in 1999 before taking off in animation from studio Pierrot.
578 Magnum is now available in on digital and VOD from Film Movement.
If there’s ever a case to be made to support a film that truly pays homage to classic action movies of the 80s and 90s, I can point to a few creatives out there in the world who can actually capture that aesthetic. Aussie director Adrian Castro has certainly proven ample in that effort in his collaborations with burgeoning independent film star Maria Tran (Echo 8) on projects like the “Tiger Cop” concept trailers and shorts they’ve done over the years.