The Newest Thrilling Chapter Of The Explosive Military Franchise Delivers A Gritty Look At Life In A Contemporary Combat Zone
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Scott Adkins in upcoming film, CLOSE RANGE (Studio: Company B)
Action star Scott Adkins is having quite the bustling year having made number one in China opposite action star and debut director Wu Jing in Wolf Warrior upon nabbing several roles with other expected appearances to come. One such role includes director Willam Kaufman‘s upcoming military actioner, Jarhead: The Siege, and we now have official information on the what cast and story will entail unveiled a few days ago via Scott Adkins‘s official website.
A routine assignment explodes into an international crisis in Jarhead 3: The Siege, the newest chapter of the revelatory military franchise from Universal 1440 Entertainment. A timely story about a U.S. Embassy under attack and the important role of Marines in keeping U.S. citizens safe abroad, the film offers a gritty and unsettling foray into the real lives of today’s volunteer warriors and wrapped production in Bulgaria on April 19.
“The original Jarhead has gone on to became a modern-day military classic,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “We believe fans of the first film’s authentic and visceral portrayal of life in a contemporary combat zone will find this installment a worthy successor.”
Jarhead 3: The Siege stars Charlie Weber (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), Tom Ainsley (“The Royals”), Erik Valdez (“Graceland”), Sasha Jackson (Journey to the Hidden Valley), Dennis Haysbert (Jarhead, “24”), Romeo Miller (Madea’s Witness Protection), Joe Corrigall (Kajaki), Hadrian Howard (“Sons of Anarchy”), Charlie de Melo (“Casualty”) and Dante Basco (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”).
The film is directed by Will Kaufman (The Hit List) from a script by Michael Weiss (Scorpian King 4: Quest for Power) and produced by Jeffery Beach (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire) and Phillip J. Roth (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire). Director of photography is Mark Rutledge (Starve). Cherise Honey (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire) is executive producer.
SYNOPSIS: Corporal Evan Albright (Charlie Weber) joined the elite Marine Corp Security Guards to save the world and see some action—not necessarily in that order. But his first assignment, protecting a U.S. Embassy in a seemingly safe Middle Eastern capitol, relegates his unit to wrangling “gate groupies” protesting outside the compound and honing their marksmanship by playing video games. So Albright and his team are caught off guard when well-armed and well-trained militants launch a surprise attack aimed at killing an informant in the embassy. Heavily out-gunned, they will have to muster all the courage and firepower they can as their once routine assignment spirals into all-out war.
The official Scott Adkins website also announced the film’s completion last weekend with a new set pic you can only view there. The film now moves the film forward to post production with further details pending. Stay tuned for more info.
Director Sam Mendes’s 2005 film, Jarhead, always centered itself with me as a standalone war drama servicing some meaty character growth with the help of memorable performances. That said, I’m kind of caught off guard by the fact that a sequel was released last year just nine years later from director Don Michael Paul which was thankfully received enough that its now getting a third from The Prodigy helmer William Kaufman titled Jarhead: The Siege.
Kaufman will reteam once more with The Hit List and One In The Chamber screenwriter Chad Law and co-scribe Michael Weiss with a script that centers on a team of Marines who are assigned to protect a U.S. Embassy in the Middle East when it is suddenly under attack. The film also, in turn, reunites Law with lead action star Scott Adkins on the heels of completing their latest action thriller, Close Range, under director Isaac Florentine earlier this year. Rounding out the cast are Charlie Weber, Dante Basco, Romeo Miller and Sasha Elise Jackson for production to begin this week.
The new movie currently arrives in lieu of the forthcoming premiere of Kaufman’s previous film, The Marine 4: Moving Target at Camera 12 Cinema on March 27 before its DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD release on April 21, in addition to the forthcoming release of the new sci-fi thriller, Daylight’s End. Click here for more details on the event, and stay tuned for more information on Jarhead: The Siege as it develops.
H/T: The Action Elite