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THE OUTSIDER Official Trailer: The Dark Side Of The American Dream Is A Fight To The Finish
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.
HIGH MOON: Peep The Poster And Trailer For Josh Ridgway’s Gunslinging, Axe-Wielding Western Action Horror Hybrid
Writer/director Josh Ridgway (The Sector) took to Arrow In The Head on Monday presenting an exclusive look his latest sophomore effort, High Moon (formerly Howlers). Distribution Solutions/Alliance Entertainment and Archstone Distribution are partnering for a May 14 VoD/Digital release before a DVD rollout on July 2.
Action Drama AMERICAN FIGHTER Taps Shaun Piccinino To Direct For ESX
Acclaimed director and film multi-hyphenate Shaun Piccinino is set to direct American Fighter for ESX Entertainment. The film is a sequel to last year’s American Wrestler: The Wizard which starred actor George Kosturos in the 1980-set tale of a young Iranian teen transplanted into a new town where he’s forced to face adversity from all angles after joining the high school wrestling team.
Kosturos is returning to the sequel according to a new report from Variety which also lists Tommy Flanagan, Bryan Craig, Sean Patrick Flanery and Parviz Sayyad attached to star. Forrest Lucas, Ali Afshar, Christina Moore and Anna Zielinski are producing the film with a story by Afshar that now centers on a desperate teen who builds character between opponents upon competing in the underground fight circuit to save his dying mother.
“Continuing down the line of a ‘Rocky’ meets ‘Karate Kid’ story, this new ‘American Wrestler’ movie remains a very heartfelt project for me,” Afshar said. “The response to my true story was extremely motivating so I wanted to keep the story going in a consistent manner and tone and have the right script and cast to rekindle the magic of the first film. The sequel is an original story and not based on my life – I don’t think I would have excelled as an underground fighter.”
Piccinino is a seventeen-year veteran of film sharing credits both in front and behind the camera with skills in martial arts under Guru Steve Pisa, as well as acting, fight choreography, motion capture, VFX and editing to name a few; Select credits include shortfilm Mable, television series Deadliest Warrior, Truly Indie Studios webseries Six Feet Down Under and Heroes With Issues. His 2012 Guy Ritchie-style feature crime thriller, The Lackey, circulated SoCal Film Festival and the AOF Film Festival and acquired four wins among a raft of nominations before releasing in 2013.
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