[Updated] RIVER RUNS RED: Revenge Bleeds One Color In Wes Miller’s New Crime Thriller
(Updated at 5:32pm EST with trailer embed above.)
BLOOD MONEY: ‘Greed Has A Price’ In The Official Trailer And Poster For The New Heist Survival Thriller
Frankly I could do with seeing Cusack in more action roles. He’s a genuine student and he’s no stranger to the genre which is delightful since I’d intially always known him as a rom-com-drama actor when I was younger. I personally hope future producers and directors work to flesh out more of him in this aspect.
ARSENAL Locks And Loads In The New Trailer
Marauders helmer Steven C. Miller is back on the big screen this January following his latest crime pic, Arsenal. Formerly titled Philly Fury and with a cast that adds Nicolas Cage opposite Jonathan Schaech, Adrian Grenier and John Cusack, the first trailer for the upcoming Grindstone/Lionsgate release has finally arrived.
A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime.
When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers’ old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King’s relentless army of gangsters.
Check out the goods below and mark January 6, 2017 on your calendars for theatrical or Digital HD viewing.
THE PRINCE Arrives With Guns Loaded In The New Trailer
A retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.
Production News On DRAGON BLADE, SKIPTRACE And CHINESE ZODIAC 2!
It took a little bit more time to bring some veracity to the latest photos news regarding the current prodiction of action star Jackie Chan‘s new epic, Dragon Blade, which just wrapped filming at Hengdian World Studios and will continue shooting in parts of the Gobi Desert this week. On Sunday, long after previous reports mentioning actors John Cusack and Adrien Brody joining the cast, official news arrived via industry site Variety formally announcing the actors who, based on a story by Chan, will respectively play Lucius, a Roman general who leads a legion of soldiers into China and escapes treachery at the hands of power-hungry warlord Tiberius. Opposite Brody, Cusack joins Chan who will play a fallen Han Dynasty commander who escapes enslavement as the two embark on a journey to protect China’s borders and sovereignty.
[UPDATED] Viral DRAGON BLADE Set Photo Shows Chan In Costume
CORRECTION (6/14): SuperChanBlog’s adminustrator confirmed that the photo going viral is a fake. Crisis averted and the world is safe once again. Carry on as usual.
In the weeks since Cannes, news regarding international action hero and Interpol’s crime fighting ambassador, Jackie Chan‘s latest film, Dragon Blade, have been slowly pouring in, with Black Mask helmer Daniel Lee directing from his own script, inspired by a long-developed story concept by Chan, which centers on a fallen Han Dynasty commander who crosses paths with a Roman general, whereupon they venture through the Western Desert on a thrilling adventure. The film, which joins Chan with actors John Cusack and Adrien Brody (discounting earlier mentions of Mel Gibson), has also reportedly broken records since last month pertaining to its ¥2 billion budget, as well as its record sales activity during Cannes where Chan made other headlines for separate films as well.
As for updates, the only particular view we get are behind-the-scenes pictures via SuperChanBlog, including Cusack in costume via Twitter a while back. Fortunately however, I came across a clear photo of Chan in costume through Facebook activity, and it appears this has been going viral since April based on what I’ve found. At any rate, if you’ve missed it, here it is below:
The film is expected to bow in spectacular IMAX 3D fashion at home on February 19, 2015, kicking off the Chinese New Year holiday. The film’s territorial release listing tentatively includes Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, the Philippines, Brunei, Burma, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
The news is far from over on this one, so keep sharp.
Special thanks to readers MK Merc and Paul Martell for contributing.
UPDATE: Correspondence with fellow film writer and Asian cinema enthusiast Asian Film Strike offers a small collage of at least two viral set pics of Chan in costume, which may or may not coincide with the photo above, but are legitimate nonetheless. Take a look:
@FCSyndicate I think it might just be a hastily put together Cannes promo poster. This looks more legit : pic.twitter.com/fQKA1Q8I9M
— Asian Film Strike (@AsianFilmStrike) June 13, 2014
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