I can’t iterate enough how important it is that we don’t fall asleep on Jon Foo. The martial arts wunderkind who appeared in hits like House Of Fury, Tom Yum Goong and Universal Soldier: Regeneration is back once again with Timothy Woodward Jr. (4Got10, Weaponized) for western thriller, The Outsider, and the official trailer is here following its acquisition by Cinedigm a few days ago.
Rush Hour—a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise—is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick LAPD detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together.
The virility of the most recently-leaked trailer for CBS’s forthcoming small screen transition of New Line Cinema’s Jackie Chan vehicle, Rush Hour, got its fair bit of mixed reactions going whilst sustaining fanfare among the bases of its respective leads, actor and martial artist Jon Foo and comedian Justin Hires. That said, reactions drawn from worldwide distributors on hand at LA Screenings a few weekends ago appear to say much more than immediately known to many outside of the loop, with director Jon Turtletaub’s pilot reportedly drawing ‘huge laughs’, and a friendly blurb from Warners worldwide distribution chief, Jeffrey Schlesinger. “It resonated more than any show I’ve ever seen,” he said. “Everyone praised the casting [Jon Foo and Justin Hires] and how easy it would be to program.”
Perhaps that ought to lend a bit more lip service to the upcoming pilot arriving early next year. That said, while we await for an official trailer since all of last month’s TV business uneviled the 2015/2016 slate of all things going on in television, the show remains on par for its debut. In the meantime, THR now confirms that Steve Franks will run the show, executive producing with Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Jeff Ingold, trilogy helmer Brett Ratner, Arthur Sarkissian and Jon Turteltaub. Franks previously worked on the hit People’s Choice Award winning show, Psych, before the film wrapped its 122-episode run last year.
RUSH HOUR, a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick LAPD detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. Detective Lee (Jon Foo) is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. to avenge his sister’s alleged death and learn more about her connection to a Chinese organized crime ring. Detective Carter (Justin Hires), on the other hand, is a wisecracking cop who plays by his own rules and has never wanted a partner. As exasperated as Carter’s boss, Captain Cole (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Wendie Malick), gets with him, she knows he’s a brilliant detective who gets results. Attempting to help the two get along is Sergeant Didi Diaz (Aimee Garcia), Carter’s friend and former partner who doesn’t hesitate to call him out on his antics. But even as cultures clash and tempers flare, Carter and Lee can’t deny they make a formidable team, and grudgingly admit that sometimes an unlikely pairing makes for a great partnership. Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Jeff Ingold, Jon Turteltaub and the team behind the “Rush Hour” movies, Arthur Sarkissian and Brett Ratner, are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Jon Turteltaub.
I won’t embed the leaked trailer but you can view it here stay tuned for an official trailer from CBS, as well as further details
H/T: THR, Comedy Hype
Ask yourselves, how many of you would love to see one of Kazuya’s spinning demon uppercuts? How many of you want to see Hworang throw out a sick live action display of kicks and combinations? How many of you wanted to see a Jack cyborg stomp the crap out of GunJack, P.Jack or Jack-2? How many of you wanted to see a cinematic display by actors who can personify the likenesses of Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama and Heihachi Mishima both dramatically and physically in the same explosive, epic fashion that was executed in the 2011 flick, Tekken: Blood Vengeance? How many of you wanted to see Jon Foo and Ian Anthony Dale transform into their genetically infused demonic selves in a gorgeous display of two destructive forces at war, like Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon in Man Of Steel? How many of you wanted to see the Williams sisters, Anna and Nina mix it up once and for all? How many of you wanted all this and more and were just left wondering what could have been after what never was?
Time passes and the mission ultimately expands further into a larger scale assignment to stop a possible large scale terrorist attack by pursuing and retrieving a well-known, elusive criminal by the name of Rudolph Martin (Falk Hentschel). However, it turns out that acquiring Martin will be the team’s most dangerous challenge yet, as he is presumed to be held captive by Ivan Rudovsky (Vinnie Jones), a ruthless warden in charge of a Chechen prison that extends eight levels below the Earth’s surface.
We have a new trailer for the upcoming contained action thriller Extraction. The film is part of a new slate of action movies and web shows set to premiere this fall only on Crackle.com, as per an announcement from the network made at a star-studded conference hosted by NewFronts in New York City earlier this year.
It’s “GI Jane” meets “The Expendables” for the lastest new sexy military actioner from producer/director, Greg Mandry.