While Comic Con has long been home to Ric Meyers’ Kung Fu Extravaganza, this week saw word that the convention was cancelling the event’s 24th annual run when the two-day festivities kick off in July.
Writer, journalist and World Martial Arts Hall Of Famer, Ric Meyers (Films Of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie, The Art Of Action) has been around the block and back more than enough times in his life in the world of classic martial arts cinema. You can pretty much Google him as he has an entire Wikipedia page and website of his own full of all sorts of information that is common among the stars, filmmakers and other historical figures of the genre can tell you, and while having accomplished himself quite a bit, there are certain elements he feels is missing nowadays in discussing films and “kung fu”.
As of late, taking all his knowledge and substantive work contributing to years of magazine editorials, books and DVDs, Meyers wants to go a step further. His new video documentary, Films Of Fury: The Once And Future Interviews Doc/Book, has a Kickstarter campaign underway with the goal of allowing him and his team currently comprised of Tai Seng Entertainment’s Frank Djeng and The Stunt People’s own Eric Jacobus to venture throughout Asia and assemble authentic interviews with legendary filmmakers and longstanding pioneers of martial arts action cinema. It’s a noteworthy effort to promote as we move further into the millenium as classic Asian action movies continues to put its best foot forward in sustaining relevance for the decades to come, and so what better way to attain such sustenance than to get these legendary icons to appear film?
Hats off to Meyers for this project. Click here to lend your support and let’s get this going!