Celebrated B-movie producer Roger Corman is heading to the Bahamas for Crime City, which is currently in pre-production. Corman himself spoke about the project in a new interview at Variety in which he “cheerfully describes as a return to his B-movie roots”.
Actor Scott Adkins is staying on his feet well into the new year in lieu of the upcoming release of his latest with director Jesse Johnson, Accident Man. The multifaceted martial arts star is currently in China making headway with a raft of actors for Twilight Zodiac as confirmed by Adkins’s Facebook fanpage with the martial arts star reuniting with helmer Ernie Barbarash following the 2011 Jean-Claude Van Damme headliner, Assassination Games.
Plot details are thin while several photos can be seen via social media featuring the likes of Adkins who rejoins with action director Tim Man for their fifth project together, and with actor and martial arts star Andy On who rematches once more with his fellow Black Mask 2: City Of Masks co-star. Also starring is lead actress Anna Troung best known for shepherding recent Vietnamese actioners with director Cuong Ngo on Huong Ga (2014) and Truy Sat in which Leeder co-stars, and actress Lily Jie of Pacific Rim 2 and Skiptrace fame.
Longstanding film veteran Roger Corman is producing along with Iqiyi, and with Phil Pamet (Rob Zombie’s Halloween) lensing. Mike Leeder also produces with fellow Pound Of Flesh cohort Henry Luk.
Palace of the Damned centres around a 300 year old legend about a concubine who was thrown into a well and drowned. When an American film crew goes to China to investigate unexplained deaths, they themselves become victims of the spirit world.
Pining for a little classic sci-fi nostalgia? Producer Roger Corman’s latest effort, Death Race: 2050 certainly gives it a shot with word of the film’s release now slated for January 17, 2017 from Universal 1440.
Read the announcement from this week and peep the artwork!
Roger Corman’s DEATH RACE: 2050
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A delirious blend of high-octane action, razor-sharp political satire and full-throttle mayhem, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 arrives on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD January 17, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The highly anticipated reboot of the cult classic Death Race 2000, the Universal 1440 Entertainment original production straps viewers into the driver’s seat of the ultimate auto showdown, a blood-splattered no-holds-barred virtual-reality show that gleefully pits hardened road warriors against each other — and their audience. Exclusive bonus features reveal how filmmakers transformed the deadliest competition on wheels into a hair-raising, savagely funny game of life or death.
Legendary filmmaking icon, Roger Corman, is back with his most outrageous film yet in this sensational, action-packed and darkly humorous reboot of the original Death Race 2000! It’s the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who’s half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy.
Produced by Roger Corman, the king of cult classics, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit) as Frankenstein and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman. The cast also features Burt Grinstead (“NCIS”), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Footloose), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar).
●BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL HD’s exclusive BONUS FEATURES:~The Making of 2050 – This featurette goes behind the scenes of Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 to explore why, over four decades later, the original Death Race 2000 has been remade, including what made this project appealing to cast and crew, what changes have been made, and what fans of the original will still love. Discover the movie magic behind the deaths, stunts and of course — the cars! Includes interviews with stars, director G.J. Echternkamp and Corman himself.~Cars! Cars! Cars! – Go on the set with the drivers of Death Race 2050 as they introduce their one-of-a-kind killing machines: Frankenstein and his Monster, Perfectus and his Piece of Art, Tammy and the Tank, Minerva and her Sound Box and ABE.~The Look of 2050 – An insider look at how the film’s visual style came together, including how shooting in Peru helped set the tone of the picture and how the costumes became stars in and of themselves.
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Following the unveiling of a new fight clip and hitting the press in China, we now have the new trailer for the upcoming martial arts action thriller, Fist Of The Dragon, a Hong Kong action remake of the 2000 Don Wilson action vehicle, Moving Target, both from producer Roger Corman. The film sees former Strikeforce World Lightweight Champion, Josh “The Punk” Thomson making his screen debut in the new film, with Juju Chan back on the set with director Antony Szeto since the recent release of the horror thriller, Hell’s Haunted Palace.
According to the film’s IMDb page, the plot synopsis reads the following: