The latest image for upcoming independent miniseries/feature, Suka, is circulating featuring actress Jenny Wu (Australia Day) as cameras began rolling as recently as last week. The cast also includes Paul He (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists), Ethan Browne (Home and Away) and Tsu Shan Chambers (Unsound).
Sydney – This year, the Chinese box office is predicted to surpass the US box office, officially becoming the largest film market in the world. China’s market grew an astonishing 48.7% last year, reaching a record AUD$9.5 billion. This phenomenon has grabbed the attention of filmmakers and entertainers worldwide. Australian actress Jenny Wu, fluent in both English and Mandarin, is catching that wave.
The production of director Chris Nahon‘s new tournament action thriller, Lady Bloodfight, is set to resume at some point between later this month and February. Not all the details are being handed out just yet, although we’ve already been graced with a number of viral photos dating back to late last year with Nahon joined by actress Amy Johnston, producer Bey Logan and action choreographer Hung Yan Yan and others.
Nowadays, with filming almost right around the corner, Logan is currently unveiling four new promotional character photos for two of the film’s actresses, Kathy Wu as Wai and Jet Tranter as Cassidy. For those of you who have been keeping up, Tranter was previously attached to star in the film in its previous iteration as Lady Bloodsport with a different cast line-up being prepped for plans to film late in 2013. For whatever reasons there were, however, evidently the production steered in a new direction and changes were made in lieu of the film’s European Film Market announcement at the top of 2014. Alas, with Tranter still attached, it will be interesting to see who will further line-up our combatants for this international female-centric action thriller.
Check out the pictures below!
From Voltage Pictures, Lady Bloodfight joins Wu and Tranter with Jenny Wu and lead actress Amy Johnston in the story of Jane, a traveling backpacker in Asia whose exceptional fighting skills are put to the test against hidden forces of evil within “The Kumite”, an all-female underground fight circuit. As earlier, more casting details are expected in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements!
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!