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Rileah Vanderbilt Battles Monsters And Henchmen In A New WONDER WOMAN Shortfilm

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Delivered with almost the same aesthetic seen in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel, director Sam Balcomb shares his own vision of the iconic DC Comics superheroine, Wonder Woman, in a new two-minute shortfilm shot and released this year with Grayson: Earth One actress Rileah Vanderbilt. While one of just several internet gems to go online illuatrating the superhuman Amazonian warrioress in recent years, Balcomb's latest work (accompanied by the action team that brought you the award-winning shortfilm, Kill Shelter) could not have come at a better time, considering recent casting rumors surrounding Snyder's upcoming follow-up, Batman vs. Superman, with Henry Cavill returning opposite actor Ben Affleck's inheritance of Christian Bale's former role.
Well, as it stands, one can only hope. Rumors are a damper when debunked, and we are long overdue for a live-action Wonder Woman movie on the big screen, standalone or otherwise.
Wake up WB! The internet is calling!

Watch Two New Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes For TOM YUM GOONG 2

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Almost down the wire now, and Thailand cinemas are twenty four days away from the release of director Prachya Pinkaew's new 3D action spectacle, Tom Yum Goong 2. There are currently two viral featurettes available below which grabbed my attention, that give you a brief behind-the-scenes look at the film with speaking excerpts from Pinkaew and action director Panna Rittikrai, as well as several other members of the crew.

One featurette appears to deal with the aspects of shooting action in 3D, while the other looks like a promo on the epic scale of some of the stunt and fight work seen in the final trailer, including just a little extra from our beloved action starlet Jija Yanin, and our hair-whipping femme fatale in red, actress Ratha Phongarm. Unfortunately, neither of them came with any English subs, so there is no way of knowing what exactly they are saying, unless you or someone you know understands Thai. All in all, both are pretty much aiming at promoting the film, making a…

Watch The New Trailer For BULLETT RAJA

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Fox Star India has finally unveiled their latest stylish new gunplay trailer for director Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bollywood gangster action thriller, Bullett Raja. Formally titled Jai Ram Ji Ki, the film centers around the criminal underworld of the Uttar Pradesh, with lead actor Saif Ali Kham who reportedly suggested the name change prior to filming in late 2012 in India's major cities, including the bustling city of Lucknow.

The film also stars Sonakshi Sinha, with Jimmy Sheirgill, Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Raj Babbar, Ravi Kishan and Indian action hero, Vidyut Jamwal who is coming off the Fantastic Fest premiere of his latest martial arts spectacle, Commando: A One Man Army, for which a sequel is also expected. Bullett Raja will get its theatrical release on November 29, 2013.
SYNOPSIS: Bullett Raja is an action entertainer that shows Saif Ali Khan in a never before seen avatar. He essays the role of Raja Mishra a commoner who gets transformed into Bullett Raja – a notorious…

Emergency Kung Fu Is Just A Google Search Away In The New Shortfilm, FUTURE BOSS

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The latest in a slate of exciting collaborations from The Stunt People, indie action star Eric Jacobus has unveiled a slick new short film teaming with German action film pair, brothers Lorenz and Felix Hideyoshi Ruwwe for the 80's style kung fu sci-fi short, Future Boss. The shortfilm is the latest Team Internet gathering which Lorenz directed on location in San Francisco from April 1, 2013 through April 5, immediately after completing his previous project, Rope-A-Dope, which is still allocating throughout the film festival circuit.

Future Boss takes off as car-thief Eric experiments with his own pair of Google Glasses in a failed attempt to break into a car. Just after he gives up and tosses them, he is forced to defend himself against Lorenz, who plays a terminator-style kung fu assassin from the future programmed to take out before he becomes president. Fortunately, as you will see, Eric's trusty Google Goggles come quite useful when he needs them, with appearances by Feli…

Shawn Baichoo Takes No Prisoners In The New Shortfilm, THE PUNISHER: NO MERCY

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After releasing their first teaser in May and circulating through this summer's film festival circuit, the Montreal-based independent action film group, The Kombat Krew, unveiled their new Marvel short fan film, The Punisher: No Mercy. Directed by independent filmmaker, co-producer/writer J. Ambrus, the shortfilm was shot between October and November 2012 for 3.5 non-consecutive shooting days with actor, indie action star and stunt coordinator, Shawn Baichoo in a unique portrayal of the Marvel character opposite actors James Malloch and Giancarlo Caltabiano.

The short film also stars actress and martial arts perfomer Amber Goldfarb in the role of fellow Marvel anti-heroine in red, Elektra, which for Baichoo was, as he explains, a particular casting choice waiting to happen over the last several years. "Amber and I knew each other vaguely from theatre school (she graduated a few years after me), but I got to know her when we worked on Assassin's Creed II together. Appropr…

Watch Andrew Dean's New Shortfilm, COPE

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Independent filmmaker Andrew Dean has unveiled his newest short dramatic action short, Cope. The shortfilm endured a three-day shoot before releasing a teaser in early September, featuring actor and stunt coordinator Anthony Giovanni Elias in his first lead.

In Cope, Dean wrote and directed the shortfilm which tackles the defining, thematic issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the eyes of the average soldier forced to deal with life after extensive and brutal captivity in wartime. As Dean describes in my previous talk, "The film isn't just an action film with great fight and tourture scenes. It focuses on the mental stability of a person and what he'll have to go through and learn to live with. Sometimes there isn't always going to be a solution or a quick fix. The film is meant to not only entertain, but also to make you think and that's what I really wanted to accomplish with this."

Cope certainly brings a visual element that helps it stands out from a…

Check Out Eight New Character Posters For THE FOUR 2

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Eight new character posters are now online from co-writer/producer/co-director Gordon Chan and co-director Janet Chun's upcoming 3D action adventure, The Four 2 courtesy of Enlight Pictures. The posters come just a few weeks after a new ink-animated teaser was made public, in addition to several set pics from the film on various Asian websites.
Based on a series of novels by Malaysian author Wen Ruian, the The Four 2 follows the box office success of its first film, The Four, which was domestically released back in July of 2012. The new film stars Deng Chao along with actor Ronald ChengCrystal Liu Yifei, and Collin Chou reprising their titular roles as four martial arts masters who utilize their skills in service Emperor's to apprehend powerful criminals and solve crimes. Also starring are Wu XiuboJiang YanAnthony WongLiu YanShereen Tang and Waise Lee.

The film is due out for domestic 3D release on November 22, 2013. Future release dates are pending.







New York Actress CRYSTAL T. WILLIAMS Needs Your Help

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I don't normally write about things non-related to movies on my blog. However, since the release of the first teaser for independent filmmaker, actor, martial artist and New Jersey native Franklin Correa's upcoming action suspense thriller, Mistaken, a situation has arisen to which I feel a responsibilty to engage in.
Today during a private Facebook chat, I briefly met actress and Mistaken co-star Crystal T. Williams, an aspiring actress since the age of thirteen, and has been involved in film since the age of eighteen. In June, she was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, a fatal disease which is said to be rarely detected, and often in its third stage when it is. A more precise description of it can be found HERE.
Since then, Ms. Williams has been fortunate to catch the disease at such an earlier stage and is taking pre-emptive measures to counteract her condition until she can take a bold, unique approach that she believes will grant her a healthier, more natutal,…

Kombat Comes To Life In The New Shortfilm, NERD VS. SCORPION

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By now, the internet is full of gems created by filmmakers sought after by the people over at Machinima to help promote the latest release of Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2. With that in mind, it seems the celebration continues with the latest interpretive comedic action short from independent filmmaker Aaron Schoenke and the crew over at Bat In The Sun Productions, who are best known for bringing some of the most famed and beloved fictional action heroes to life for fans to enjoy.
If anything, Schoenke's latest work, Nerd VS. Scorpion will serve as a predecessor to the upcoming October release of his next project, which will see the classic ninja-clad black-and-gold Kombatant face off with the iconic The White Ranger from Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, in what is one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in the history of Bat In The Sun. For now though, with action actor Peter Jang in costume courtesy of designer Alexander Brooks, along with co-star Alex Kellerman

A Trip To The Bahamas Is Better Than Any Payday In The New Shortfilm, THE SCUMBAG BOSS

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If you or someone you ever had or happens to have that one boss they work under at the job? You know-loud, obnoxious and openly cruel? Well, actor Darren Bailey surely harnesses one interpretation of this in one of his best comedic performances in the new shortfilm, The Scumbag Boss, from director Devin White, a.k.a. Kid Haru.

The project is yet another in a slate of random eventful gatherings by Team Internet, longtime internet netizens listed in the forum at thestuntpeople.com who follow and work in the independent action film industry, making shortfilms whenever they regroup in the same city. This time, it happened to fall on this year's events at the Action On Film festival, with White and Bailey joined by independent film veteran and screenfighter Jon Truei, along with Tony Sre, Bryan Sloyer, Edward Kahana, Spencer Skoglund and Stephen Dunford, with Malay Kim designing the comedic action.
Feel free to subscribe to White's YouTube channel in the embed below for more excit…

Watch An Extended TV Spot And Featurette For THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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The latest debut of the first episode for ABC's new sci-fi comic book action series spinoff, Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. gave its 12.2 million viewers a brand new look at an extended TV spot in promotion of the upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World, from upcoming Terminator 5 helmer Alan Taylor. The promo has some new footage, in addition to some extra attention gained for the film by way of new posters and a new featurette that was also released this week featuring lead actor Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston, both reprising their roles previously seen in Thor and Marvel's The Avengers.
The film also lends itself to the credit of recent news that S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and Avengers 1 & 2 director Joss Whedon briefly came on board to rewrite some of the scenes, which should otherwise add a little extra to a film already carried by a faithful audience that loves its heroes, in comic book ink and on the big and small screen. On that note, click HERE to watch …

Hong Kong Gets A New Trailer For TOM YUM GOONG 2

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Tom Yum Goong 2 is still going strong this week with a newly subtitled version of the original trailer for the November Hong Kong release from EDKO Films. The film is expected to release in 3D with international action star Tony Jaa, and comedic actor Petchai Wongkamlao reprising their roles from the first film.
Joining the high energy cast are RZA, along with Jija Yanin, Dan Chupong, Ratha Phongarm and Marresse Crump, with visionary work from action director Panna Rittikrai and helmer Prachya Pinkaew. The film is one of two Thai productions starring Jaa that will roll into the dynamic martial arts star's action cinema crossover into Hollywood for an upcoming role in director James Wan's Fast And Furious 7.


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Kham (Tony Jaa) has become the suspect in the murder of Suchart- the influential owner of an elephant camp, who was killed by three punches to the dead spots by a martial arts expert, and Kham (Tony Jaa) was the last one seen at crime scene. He needed to run away f…

YouTube Stars Join Machinima In Celebrating The Release Of MORTAL KOMBAT LEGACY 2

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This week is chock-full of Mortal Kombat gems in light of the latest premiere of Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2. With the latest team effort from EMC Monkeys having released their own promotional piece for the series, several other directors also joined the fray, including Mike Dahlquist, Caine Sinclair and David Moore.
For the first, Dahlquist (a.k.a. Mike Diva) brings EMC Monkey team members Johnny Yang and Tony Sre in a classic duel to the bloody finish as Scorpion and Noob Saibot. Unlike Yang's previously clip as Raiden, this one brings fatalities, all the more reason to watch and enjoy.

The next video features exquisite work from the team members of Sub Over Hype, with Kristina Baskett, James Hutchison and Solomon Brende starring as classic characters Kitana, Sub-Zero and Scorpion. The choreography is very good with tasteful performances from the cast, including Baskett who, aside from MKL2's Samantha Jo, brings one of the better physical performances as the Edenian prin…

The EMC Monkeys Spoof Classic Characters In MONKEY KOMBAT

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"Long time MK rivals do battle, EMC style!"

On the day of Machinima's debut of director Kevin Tancharoen's Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2, the EMC Monkeys are presenting their latest project, effectively titled Monkey Kombat. Directed by EMC member Paolo Ongkeko, the project was the result of creative efforts by the team back in March after being sought by Machinima to make a Mortal Kombat video to ramp up promotion for the series.
Monkey Kombat features EMC's own Johnny Yang and Xin Sarith Wuku in their respective roles as the God Of Thunder, Raiden, and the Outworld emperor's demon sorceror, Shang Tsung, performing classic moves paying homage to the game, from costumes and special moves, to the X-Ray gags, and a classic finishing move that adds to the usual unique touch the Monkeys leave for each of their projects and the fans who love them.
Take a look, and don't forget to subscribe to their channel. And remember to watch Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2,…

The Action Heats Up In The Kitchen In A New Clip From SPECIAL ID

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Starlit Film Group is letting you have your first taste of the goods with a new clip a month away from the upcoming release of director Clarence Fok's Special ID.  The clip features close quarters combat with lead action star Donnie Yen taking on a small army of thugs in a cramped kitchen, which leaks out onto the streets of Hong Kong involving bodies out of windows, and intricately coordinated car crashes courtesy of stunt coordinator Bruce Law.

The film is already a highly anticipated hit considering its been almost two years since production began, and close to a year since it was supposed to be released were it not for some unfortunate legal matters along the way. Thankfully now, the film is headed for domestic release on October 18, 2013, with other releases pending.
The film is currently awaiting release details from North American distribution company Well Go USA.
Check out the new clip, as well as some behind the scenes car stunt footage with Law and co-star Jing Tian.
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Watch MORTAL KOMBAT LEGACY: SEASON 2 Right Now On Machinima

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The first official episode of Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2 kicked off at approximately 12pm EST/ 9am PST on the Machinima YouTube Channel. You can also catch back to back episodes thereafter.

Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2 is directed by Kevin Tancharoen and stars Harry Shum Jr., Casper Van Dien, David Lee McInnis, Brian Tee, Mark Dacascos, Michelle Lee, Kim Do, Eric D. Steinberg, Dan Southworth and Eric Jacobus, with returning cast members Ian Anthony Dale and Samantha Jo, and the addition of actor Cary Tagawa reprising his role in the class 1995 movie. The series is based on the highly successful video game franchise, co-created by Ed Boon, developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The series is written by Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson, and also produced by Lance Sloane for Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

THE HUNGER GAMES 2: CATCHING FIRE Soundtrack To Be Released Next Month

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Hot off the news of a new international trailer and new banners and photos, in addition to extra casting news for The Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay, ComingSoon.net has new information prior to the upcoming release of The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire that music lovers, and Christina Aguilera fans in particular will appreciate. Check out the press release below.
Lionsgate and Republic Records today announced a powerful, star-studded lineup for the soundtrack to the motion picture The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, mixing established music icons including seven-time Grammy® winning band Coldplay, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith, and Grammy Award winning Christina Aguilera , along with some of the hottest Billboard chart topping newcomers in the music business.

Also top-lining this exceptionally talent-rich collection are The Lumineers, whose self-titled debut album achieved platinum sales status in the US, Canada (3x), UK, Ireland and Australia and Gold in Germany and France , with …

It's All-Action In The New Promo For THE WRATH OF VAJRA

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An illustrious new action montage is now available on MTime promoting the newly theatrically released period fantasy action adventure, The Wrath Of Vajra. The footage is all new and shows actor Shi Yanneng (a.k.a. Xing Yu) in his first lead role taking on three of the film's big bosses played by the towering Jiang Baocheng, actor and b-boy Nam "Poppin" Hyun-Joon, and actor Steve Yoo, featuring high energy action choreography by stunt coordinator Peng Zhang.

I fail to think any kind of description is necessary at this point. The fighting looks naturally brilliant and badass, and highlights the end-all-be-all reason why anyone should go and see this movie when it is released beyond borders, if not as a precursor to director Law Wing-Cheong's next release, Iceman 3D. So on that note, you already know what to do.

The film also stars Zhang Yamei, Tony Liu, Hiroyuki Ikeguchi and international action legend Yasuaki Kurata, and is awaiting North American release by Well G…

VIKINGDOM Director Sets The Record Straight Addressing Fact And Fiction In Media And Film

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Director Yusry Abd Halim took to YouTube on Thursday to issue public statements in light of the upcoming release of his latest film, Vikingdom. In the video, Halim takes a detailed and comprehensive approach to criticisms and concerns regarding the new film, a Malaysian production written by James Coyne and starring Dominick Purcell, Craig Fairbass, Natassia Malthe, Jon Foo and Conan Stevens, which has already been picked up by Universal Pictures for a multi-territorial release.

With historical and religious issues in mind, Halim points out several quotes from interviews he's done with many news outlets, largely addressing of the lies, twisted facts and misunderstandings about the film pushed in the Malay press. Toward the end of the video, Halim also explains the obvious difference between his film, and the film to which his own was compared by one of his crtics, The Innocence Of Muslims, an anti-Muslim video which sparked a number of protests in several countries in late 2012.

A Reluctant Soldier Leads The Fight Against An Alien Invasion In The New Shortfilm, KILL SHELTER

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Film writer and producer Viet Huynh took to YouTube this week to finally release his latest project, a contained sci-fi action horror thriller, Kill Shelter. Directed, edited and co-written by Paul Nicoletos, the shortfilm stars actor Billy Bussey and young actress Charlotte White in a story that takes place in an apocalyptic future where Earth is taken over by aliens and mankind is chained and prisoned liked animals until they are exterminated.

Shot on location at the abandoned Linda Vista Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California in 2011, Kill Shelter was originally intended as a pitch to possible backers for hopeful feature film. The shortfilm eventually made its way to the film festival circuit, garnering several nominations, including three awards at this summer's Action On Film festival.
The film lasts about 14 minutes featuring excellent performances from the cast and crew, including lead actor Bussey who also does his own stunts, accompanied by fight choreographer Su…

One Woman Faces An Army Of Darkness In The New Inspired Digital Series, AVA SNOW BATTLES DEATH

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Lending itself to the eclectic blend of quirky dialogue and awkward humor with intriguing science fiction, fantasy and action is the latest promotional footage for the inspired upcoming webseries, Ava Snow Battles Death. The series is the latest project from independent filmmaker Zack Drisko and actress Arielle Davidsohn were driven to create a romantic, whimsical, action-packed series about a knive-wielding badass chick forced to confront a mysterious evil when a demonic spirit possesses her boyfriend.
Based on the footage now available through their official website, the series shares familiar territory with feature cult hits like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which is something that Drisko and I both discovered having in common when speaking to each other on Wednesday. In our discussion, I also got to learn a little more about what inspired the universe surrounding the Ava Snow character, particularly on the subject on how an overactive imagination cont…

A Tiger Rises From His Cave In The New Trailer For THE TIGER MASK

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After releasing a teaser earlier this past summer, new trailer recently made its way online for the upcoming live action masked wrestling thriller, The Tiger Mask, just over a month away from its world premiere at the American Film Market on November 1, 2013. The film is a  live action adaptation of the classic manga and anime of the late 1960's and early 70's, and the subsequent early 1980's, from creators, writer Ikki Kajiwara and artist Naoki Tsuji, with shortfilm veteran Ken Ochiai making his directorial debut.

Based on a screenplay also penned by Ochiai along with Hidehiro Ito, Itaru Era and Micael. W. Schock, The Tiger Mask is already making its way through the 2013 film festival circuit, having had its international premiere the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in July, followed by its North American Premiere in August at the Fantasia International Film Festival. The movie stars Eiji Wentz, Sho Aikawa and Natsuna, and is scheduled for a domestic Japanes…

NEED FOR SPEED Rolls Into Theaters In 2014! Watch The Trailer

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On Wednesday, the brand new trailer for Need For Speed made its way online. The new trailer comes three months following a press release announcing a new partnership between DreamWorks, Electronic Arts and Ford Motor Company for the big screen adaptation based on based on the popular series of racing video games dating back to 1994, with a new game slated for release this November.

Need For Speed will release on March 14, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi, Michael Keaton and Dakota Johnson. The film was written by George and John Gatins, and is directed by Act Of Valor co-helmer Scott Waugh. CLICK HERE for behind the scenes footage.

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Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures' "Need for Speed" captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car…

Revenge Is A Dish Best Served In Time In The New Trailer For DAYS OF WRATH

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Making its Korean theatrical release next month is director Shin Dong-Yeob's latest film, which pretty much takes everything Phil Joanou did for Three O'Clock High and sets it 15 years later with an epic, grittier, grimmer toned feature thriller well-suited for fans of Korean cinema. Formerly titled The Punisher, Days Of Wrath sees actor Joo Sang-wook as a vengeful man unable to let go of the tragedy and victimhood of his high school past, brought on by his former bully who has since moved on to a more transient and fruitful life despite his forgotten evil ways.

The film also stars Yang Dong-geun and  Lee Tae-im, along with Jang Tae-seong, Kang Dae-hyeon and Kim Kwon and is set for domestic release on October 31, 2013.

SYNOPSIS: Back in his high school days, Joon-Seok (Joo Sang-Wook) was bullied by Chang-Sik (Yang Dong-Geun). Because of this, Joon-Seok's high school days were like a nightmare. Now, Joon-Seok finds it difficult to live a normal life due to the bullying. Mean…

An Unlikely Assassin Puts Family First In The New Trailer For THE ALUMNI

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The latest trailer is now online from the upcoming Korean assassin thriller, The Alumni, from director Park Hong-Soo. Based on a script by Kim Soo-Young that centers on the historical consequences suffered by third generation Koreans, the film focuses on the story of young man who moves south and is forced to live the life of an assassin killing North Korean spies to save his sister after his father dies.

Production on the film saw a few significant hurdles between June of 2012 and January 2013, largely highlit by Typhoon Bolaven (reportedly the biggest storm to hit the Korean penninsula in a decade) in addition to the departure of the film's original director, Park Shin-Woo, due to creative differences. The film has since completed production and now slated for a November domestic release.

Internationally titled Commitment, The Alumni stars Korean hip hop artist and Big Bang frontman Choi Seung-Hyun (a.k.a. T.O.P.) in his first lead role. Also starring are Han Ye-Ri, Kim Yoo-Ju…

Syndicate Shoutout: MANEL SOLER

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Out with a new reel this week is actor, martial arts performer and stuntman, 32 year old Manel Soler from Barcelona, Spain. A first-dan back belt in Hapkido and TaeKwonDo with a specialty in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts, Soler has been an aspiring martial artist since the age of 11.
For ten years of his life, Soler's training eventually led him in the company of some very imporatant people, working various types of  jobs protecting people, from bouncer to personal bodyguard, until one day he decided it was no longer for him. Eventually, he sold his car and flew to Thailand to pursue a career in competitive fighting, where his career would have remained lucrative until a near-deadly incident with a greedy, machete-wielding cab driver nearly took his life in 2009. And although Soler prevailed, his injuries cost him his fighting career.
As time passed with recovery, Soler had the good fortune of bumping into Jaika Stunts founder, veteran stunt performer and…

Eleven Arts Announces Limited U.S. & Canada Dates For SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO

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The official website for Eleven Arts is announcing via press release that the intergalactic space thriller, Space Battleship Yamato is officially making its way to theaters in North America and Canada in the next few months. Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, the film initially released in Japan theaters on December 1, 2010, based on the classic 1974 manga and anime from author and creator Leiji Matsumoto, and animator, the late Noboru Ishiguro.
Space Battleship Yamato was adapted for the screen by Shimako Sato and stars Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshiro Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Maiko, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Reiko Takashima, Isao Hashizume, Toshihiko Nishida and Tsutomu Yamazaki. The film is set for limited releases begining October 19, 2013 in Los Angeles/San Francisco, California and Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by select theaters in Canada on November 11.
SYNOPSIS: The story is set in the year 2199. The Gamilas, a mysterious alien enemy, has been decimating the Earth to unliv…

[UPDATED] Andy Lau Is On The Hunt In New Promotional Posters For Cop Thriller FIRESTORM

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New promotional images are out for Rob-B-Hood scribe, director Alan Yuen's upcoming action thriller, Firestorm. The images so far include 2 new posters and a banner featuring lead actor Andy Lau(Switch, Blind Detective), who is said to be producing with EDKO Films head Bill Kong, who is also overseeing the production of Roy Chow's Wong Fei Hung flick, Rise Of A Legend.
According to further reports from Jayne Stars, Firestorm will have all the trimmings of an electrifying action thriller showcasing Lau as a cop who conditionally employs his childhood friend and ex-convict to infiltrate the elusive ringleader of a notorious criminal gang. The film is reportedly set to release by 2014, with Hu Jun, Gordon Lam and Yao Chen also starring.
Stay tuned for more updates.

UPDATE: Watch the new trailer below


New Character Banner For Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 + Movie Details

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Just two days away from the airing of Mortal Kombat Legacy 2, the official Machinima Facebook page has unveiled its newest character banner, featuring two of its main characters in costume, Mark Dacascos as devout warrior monk Kung Lao, and Brian Tee in a unique portrayal of the classic character Liu Kang. The series comes two years after the success of Mortal Kombat Legacy, with nine episodes that followed the viral success of a leaked 7 minute short film/trailer pitch from director Kevin Tancharoen who eventually got the attention of Warner Bros. prior to choosing him as the helmer of both online seasons and the currently developing film rebooting the 1995 and 1997 installments.

Tancharoen recently went on record in a brief interview with ComingSoon.net to state the current progress with the Mortal Kombat movie regarding the script, telling the public "We're still pushing through on that. The script is in a good place, we're just kind of figuring out the budget and loca…

The Zombie Apocalypse Is Abound In New Webseries Trailer For HIDDEN PEAKS

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Just in time for Halloween, the creative minds behind the early 2013 indie action Girls With Guns martial arts comedy short, Hit Girls have switched gears with their new digital sci-fi action horror webseries, Hidden Peaks. The new webseries began production in early 2012 from a story and screenplay from lead actor Laurent Boiteux who takes you in a world flooded in deapair, where the guns are big, but the screams get bigger, and only a handful of armed survivors must solve the mystery behind this new age of darkness, if they can stay alive long enough.

Say Hello To The Bat-Man In A New Photo From THE RAID 2: BERANDAL!

Meet Baseball Bat Man played by the amazingly talented @mpe_very - follow him & say nice things :) #TheRaid2Berandalhttp://t.co/b3XPxJlZ3D
— Gareth Evans (@ghuwevans) September 23, 2013
Director Gareth Huw Evans has taken to twitter to finally unveil the actor who would play the brother to actress Julie Estelle's "Hammer Girl". Actor Very Tri Yulisman can now be seen available via twitter donning his deadly weapon of choice in the upcoming blockbuster action-packed sequel thriller, tentatively titled The Raid 2: Berandal.
The photo also comes with news bearing pending poster art from graphic designer and Twitchfilm.com writer Omar Hauksson, in addition to Evans' shameless tease about the final fight to take place, telling followers"Sorry I never normally do this, but fuck me the final fight is pretty fucking awesome! Great work by @iko_uwais and… no spoilers here :)".
A fan poster was released several months ago before wrapping in July, thought to be t…