The Big Bad Film Fest action movie festival has announced the two titles heading up the Scott Adkins Double Feature for its first edition in Los Angeles later this month with Ninja 2: Shadow Of A Tear (2013), and Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010). Both selections will screen for festival attendees on Sunday, August 27 at 2pm at the Look Dine-In Cinema Glendale.
British action star and global genre fan fave Scott Adkins continues to carve a niche where and when he can. For this and following his first Egyptian stint in Karmouz War (a.k.a. No Surrender), we now journey back to the region for the latest from director Wael Ehsan with action comedy, Mutrah Matrouh.
Cameras roll next week for Take Cover with actor Scott Adkins making the formal announcement on Instagram on Friday. Stunt professional Nick McKinless will direct this, his second feature following The Iron Grip (2005), from a script by Joshua James (Pound Of Flesh).
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How’s this for another ‘triple threat’ of sorts?
No huge introduction needed. Scott Adkins is back with a twofer with his interview series, The Art Of Action and he’s joined by his John Wick: Chapter 4 star Keanu Reeves following last week Thursday’s release of the first half. Both halves are now up to stream so you can watch both action stars chew it up and talk action to all your delight.
One More Shot is the name of the newest production underway following up last year’s One Shot from director James Nunn, and reuniting action stars Scott Adkins and Michael Jai White now in their fifth screen pairing together. The updates come following a story post featuring both actors teasing a new project in the works via Adkins’ own Instagram page where the actor also published the following reel which you can view below:
Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 4 clocks in at 2 hours and 49 minutes – the longest of all entries in the franchise so far. That’s gonna be a lot of layer-building and assassin killing to come as Keanu Reeves makes his return to the fold after launching the character nearly a decade ago, and with a brand new trailer inbound this week, Lionsgate isn’t backing down from its “Wick Week” commitment as new character posters are now out which you can view below. The gallery also includes a final reveal of actor Scott Adkins in the role of “Killa” after weeks of keeping his character under wraps in which now he can be seen in what looks like a prosthetic fatsuit. This ought to be interesting.
Brothers George and Harry Kirby just want to entertain fans of action on screen. The pair have done this by directing more than a dozen short films where the main focus is on action and, most importantly, fun. While they honed their craft with these films (and built a sizable online fanbase to boot), George Kirby steadily established a name for himself in the Hollywood stunt industry. His most high-profile work (so far) came as the fight coordinator on the 2021 blockbuster VENOM: LET THEIR BE CARNAGE but he has also been a stunt performer on such major films as ROUGE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and DOCTOR STRANGE.
A Case For Better Action Movies: The Kirbys’ ACCIDENT MAN: HITMAN’S HOLIDAY Continues To Set The Standard
Four years after fighting for his life on the mean London streets and away from his former life at the once-flourishing Oasis, hitman-for-hire-turned-free agent “Miguel Fallonado” – otherwise known as the titular “Accident Man” himself, Mike Fallon (Scott Adkins), has since found himself on greener pastures making ends meet in the island country of Malta. With no friend or company other than the conveniently explosive and violent mannerisms of former waitress Siu-Ling (Sarah Chang) for his regular P.M.T. needs, it isn’t long before Fallon realizes his world is about to get just a little smaller with the appearance of fellow Oasis guild member Finicky Fred (Perry Benson), ensuing an informal reunion by way of an opportune, albeit tentative business partnership that also allows Fred to find his way to a love connection he met online.
Every new action film starring Scott Adkins is a reason to celebrate. The British actor and martial artist has long been one of the most reliable performers in the genre. Not only committed to delivering the best possible on-screen action with every new project despite any budget or schedule limitations, his “story first” mindset and dedication to the craft of acting are unparalleled among his action film contemporaries.
Christian Sesma seemingly never stops working. A self-taught filmmaker, Sesma has been directing since 2006 at an incredibly productive rate. In that time, he has completed (and found distribution) for more than twenty feature-length genre films.
It’s high time for the campaign to commence with a previously-stated October date TBA for Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday, the long-awaited sequel following Jesse V. Johnson’s inaugural 2018 comic book adaptation. The new movie was shot in Malta and is directed by sibling duo Harry and George Kirby in their latest freshman feature from a script by Stu Small and storied by Adkins who also produces.
Okay, it’s not necessarily an across-the-board universal truth or anything but I think we can all agree that there’s a degree of sameness to a lot of Netflix originals. That was my main concern going into “Day Shift”. Being J.J. Perry’s debut feature, I’m guessing a lot of people reading this had similar concerns about what could go wrong with this film. In my case, I’m confident in saying that my concerns were coming from a completely different place. I was concerned less as a fan of action films and moreso as a diehard fan of the vampire movie subgenre. Luckily for me (and for everyone who is coming to “Day Shift”), those concerns turned out to be much completely unfounded and I ended up shockingly impressed.
Actor Scott Adkins took to fan questions over at Well Go USA Entertainment’s Hi-YAH! YouTube channel on Wednesday in the first of two videos to come. The first question pertained to whether or not a fifth installment of the award-winning Undisputed franchise would be on the way.
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• Universal is on the way with the first of a back-to-back finale of the Fast saga with Louis Leterrier directing Fast X, and with none other than Scott Eastwood confirmed to reprise his role from The Fate Of The Furious. He joins newly-added Alan Ritchson along with Jason Momoa, and the usual Fast cadre led by franchise main Vin Diesel for its May 2023 release. (THR)
Years ago, I became obsessed with listing my “top-tens” or “fives” in final fight scenes. There was a UK website that produced such lists and for their final fight scene list, it bothered me for the longest time that it never had the one featured in Drive between Mark Dacascos and Masaya Kato, so you can imagine how fulfilled I felt when the page loaded and I finally saw it listed.