Weddings have different customs and traditions. In Chinese traditions, there is the tea ceremony and games are played for the groom to see the bride.
Actor and director Ron Yuan pulled his latest major feat with a festive screening earlier this month at UTA in California for Blade Of The 47 Ronin. The campaign has already rolled out an official promo and character image gallery which you can view here and here courtesy of leading lady Anna Akana who stars in the modernized futuristic sequel to the Keanu Reeves-led 2013 Universal Pictures release.
WarnerMedia is officially announcing the casting additions of actors Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Chelsea Muirhead (Spare Parts) as series regulars for HBO Max martial arts action crime drama, Warrior. Both actors join a cast of new and returning actors for the upcoming ten-episode third season, led once more by series star Andrew Koji (Paramount Pictures’ Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, Sony Picutures’ upcoming Bullet Train).
A new Friday report by Variety‘s Patrick Frater confirms the completion Blade Of The 47 Ronin, the sequel to the original Keanu Reeves-led 2013 Universal Pictures release. Actor and filmmaker Ron Yuan (Step Up China) directs for a second venture with Tim Kwok producing, and a script by John Swetnam, Lucifer actress Aimee Garcia, and A.J. Mendez.
More than twenty years since HKL/Medusa Communications advanced the home release efforts of Steve Wang’s own cut of the 1996 film, Drive, the company’s own Rewind Collection shingle are now offering their own spruced up edition of the director’s cut on Blu-Ray. The special features are listed below and if some of them read familiar to you any, chances are you’ve owned a copy of the HKL/Medusa print from 2000, and so there’s a very, VERY good chance that you know your friends and fellow film fans have reasons aplenty to be excited.
Long since his heyday at the Warner lot with Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever, there’s no question that director Wych Kaosayananda has been keeping as busy as possible in various aspects of his field.
ASSAULT ON VA-33: ‘Mercenaries’ Director Tackles PTSD Siege Thriller Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Michael Jai White, Mark Dacascos And More
Sean Patrick Flanery in HUNTER’S MOON/Lionsgate Home Entertainment
THE DRIVER Review: Wych Kaosayananda’s Latest Is An Empowered, Redemptive, Zombie Killing Family Affair
It’s been several years since director Wych Kaosayanada overcame arduously weaving together a more marketable narrative of his 2012 Thai murder drama, Angels with the Dustin Nguyen/Scott Adkins starrer, Zero Tolerance. The director even takes a handle of his own cinematography of his work for the most part, which, in turn, contributes to one of my own guilty pleasures, Dustin Nguyen’s Once Upon A Time In Vietnam.
It’s been seventeen years since director Wych Kaosayananda’s Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever put him on the radar for many a filmgoer for several reasons. For someone pennamed Kaos for the film’s marketing, I totally expected Wych to stick around and blow minds. Of course, that was how my fanboy brain worked at the time.
Film Combat Syndicate can proudly share a quartet of exclusive stills from upcoming thriller, One Night In Bangkok. Production was announced in June signaling the reunion of star/director duo, Mark Dacascos and Wych Kaosayananda in lieu of their latest pending November release, The Driver, from Lionsgate.
THE DRIVER: The Dacascos Family Takes The Wheel In The Official Trailer For Wych Kaosayananda’s New Action Horror
Long since his heyday with DTV fare, I Am Omega, actor Mark Dacascos is returning to the zombie genre with action horror, The Driver. Its arrival is a timely and welcome one for the action star whose latest fame of late brought appearances in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, and hit Netflix series, Wu Assassins.
….I got nothin. This thing sells itself at this point. If you’ve seen the last two films, you know the story, you know the score…
A brand new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is coming Thursday, and Lionsgate is heading off with ten character posters which you can view just below. Keanu Reeves, whose Bill & Ted threequel was just announced moments ago for August 2020, gets his day as the Baba Yaga once more on May 17, as well as his own poster among the ten.
The stage is set and war is coming as Keanu Reeves re-enters the fray once more in the upcoming release of Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. A week of stirring excitement with a trailer tease and poster art on Tuesday is what now sets up the first official trailer bringing fans back into the fold for another round of double taps, gun-jitsu takedowns and fisticuffs orchestrated in part by Stahelski’s alpha pack of stunt professionals at 87Eleven.
CORTO MALTESE: Yeoh, Jovovich And Dacascos Hyped In Casting Announcement For Christopher Gans’ New Adventure Epic
(Left) Jeff Spicer/Getty Images Europe; (Right) Getty Images EuropeChristian Mercuri’s Capstone Group is on hand through next week at the American Film Market where international sales will commences on forthcoming swashbuckler, Corto Maltese, based on the work of novelist and comic book author Hugo Pratt. Christophe Gans (Beauty And The Beast, Silent Hill, Brotherhood Of The Wolf, Crying Freeman) is directing the pic from a script by William Schneider, as announced by producer Samuel Hadida who will produce via his Davis Films banner next to Spain-based TriPictures, currently setting Tom Hughes (Victoria) to star in the title role.
Filmmaker Andrzej Bartkowiak hasn’t been hugely heard of since the dismal-performing Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li. Going forward, the Romeo Must Die and Cradle 2 The Grave helmer’s latest comeback, Maximum Impact, is also a testament of…well, a few things since then.