Its French title is called Bronx. Out here in the Western world, Rogue City is the name from writer and director Olivier Marchal, and the official trailer is now here with a cast formidably headlined by the likes of District B13 actor David Belle, and The Doorman co-star Jean Reno.
Frederic Petitjean’s latest attempt at the aging hitman genre ends pretty synonymously with a title like Cold Blood. Casting Jean Reno inherently serves fans of the actor familiar with his heyday as Leon – a more suited tragic hero type compared to the role he plays in this outing opposite actress Sarah Lind.
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Following it’s French run in the cinemas last month, Frédéric Petitjean’s feature debut will finally have a North American outing on July 5 with Cold Blood. The title underwent a few changes for a period of time, though headlining actress Sarah Lind with lead actor Jean Reno for a role fans of the actor can relate to may be appealing.
There’s no way you can look at a title like Frédéric Petitjean’s new movie Cold Blood Legacy, and not get pulled in by the intrigue of such a title. I’m guessing that’s partly what the reps at Screen Media thought in the moments leading up to their announced acquisition of the film for its U.S. release.
Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional, The Adventurers) is headlining the new movie with Sarah Lind (The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford), Tom Hopper (Black Sails) and Gary Dourdan (Alien: Resurrection) rounding out the cast. Laurent Tolleron (Frontiers) is producing via Seven 52 along Corinne Benichou and Florence Moos for Eight 35. Co-producting are Lagardere Studio in France and in the Ukraine by Olias Barco and Oleg German with East West Productions and made with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
Michael Emerson and Mike Sears of M3 are executive producing.
Dan goes to find help from his surrogate father Kong (Eric Tsang), an unscrupulous and ruthless crime boss who commissioned the heist. Kong assigns Dan a new mission.
I admit, it took me a few months to get a grip on the fact that The Adventurers and the upcoming reboot of John Woo classic Once A Thief were the same damn movie being directed by Stephen Fung. That said, I can finally sharpen my focus a bit and follow up on the news as it comes, and now with word that filming is currently underway in Prague following the most recent marriage of Fung and the film’s leading lady, actress Shu Qi.
The film was announced earlier this year at HKFilmart under joint venture Flagship Entertainment with Fung to direct, and also lists actors Andy Lau and Tony Yang, and actress Zhang Jingchu. Rounding out the cast this week according to reports from Chinese outlet Mingpao, is actor Jean Reno, who stars as an inspector in the relentless cat-and-mouse pursuit of Lau’s role, a master thief joined by his crack heist team as they trek through Europe in search of treasure.
Lau joins actors Huang Xiaoming and Wong Cho-lam this October for Flagship’s upcoming prospect, Wong Jing’s Mission Milano ahead of the actor’s December appearance in the ensemble epic, The Great Wall, and Herman Yau’s 2017 actioner, Shockwave. Fung’s The Adventurers is currently slated to release next summer.
French action favorite, actor Jean Reno hasn’t missed a beat throughout his career as it’s peppered with plenty of cult action titles that have drawn him international appeal. For this, it’s obvious that his latest, Antigang – a remake of Nick Love’s 2012 actioner, The Sweeney, will draw similar attention in a role that no less reassures why fans of the action genre probably won’t be passing this one up.
What do you get when you get Luc Besson on board to help produce a Jean Reno action vehicle? Well, of you have not yet seen the magic currently known as the cult-classic hit Leon: The Professional, chances are you will be blown away for what comes next in Besson’s upcoming French action suspense thriller, 22 Bullets.