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[UPDATED] Check Out Entertainment Weekly's New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Promo Pics!
The past two days have been nothing short of active in lieu of recently-revealed promotional pics from Entertainment Weekly's exclusive coverage of director Alan Taylor's trilogy reboot starter, Terminator: Genisys. Based on EW's coverage, the film, writen by Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis, will forsee a revamp of the story that centers on iconic heroine Sarah Connor's orphaned upbringing beginning at the age of nine years old upon the arrival of a Terminator who becomes her "guardian" who she addresses as "Pops". Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has either starred in or appeared in all previous Terminator films dating back to helmer James Cameron's successful first in 1984, is returning to reprise the classic role as the killer-cyborg from the future whose living tissue, sitting atop his metal alloy, has become the segway for the Terminator's "aging" process while co-existing with mankind.
On Thursday this week, more details are being revealed by way of EW from the director, who says the new film will re-enact the Terminator's electrifying arrival in 1984 at the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory from the first film. "It's the holy grail of visual effects," Producer David Ellison told EW. "You create a walking, breathing human that doesn't exist." Of course, no great action thriller can exist without a great villain, and so the producers are keeping an extra tight lid on that detail, except for at least one hint they shared about the particular new villain in the film, describing what Comingsoon.net wrote as "a man-machine hybrid" which they hope will become a major stepping stone in visual effects delivery in addition to semi-digitally reviving Schwarzenegger's youth. "Part of the challenge is to dazzle people with something they haven't seen before," Taylor said. "There are elements in our main villain that are straining the capacities of our brilliant visual-effects people. So that's a good sign."
July 1, 2015 is the new date for Terminator Genisys from Paramount Pictures and Skydance before releasing the remaining two on May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018. Schwarzenegger joins actress Emilia Clarke and actors Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney to lead the cast along with J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt and Matt Smith starring. You can catch a handful of the cast in brand new promo pics from Entertainment Weekly just below.
UPDATE (6:32pm EST): ComingSoon.net forwarded more exclusive pics from Entertainment Weekly for Terminator: Genisys which you can view just below
EXCLUSIVE: Independent filmmaker James Lee is well on the way with the new martial arts redemtpion thriller, Kill-Fist. Hailing a reunion for the director and his lead actor, Singaporean action favorite, recurring Code Of Law star Sunny Pang, the film further etches a mutual creative partnership for the two who've known each other for more than a decade in cinema. "It was fun and great to work with him again after The Collector and Call If You Need Me." says Lee who cites that as both were different films that served the purpose Kill-Fist aims to do once more in challenging Pang as an actor. "Indeed he had to do some preparations for the character tragic Zhang. Kill-Fist is kind of a refresher for both of us, we hope we can move to bigger projects after this."
Pang, who serves up more brutal screentime in Gavin Lim's own upcoming film, Diamond Dogs, is one of the two principal leads for Kill-Fist next to actor Alan Yun, both central to the story in the respe…
I'm pondering taking next weekend off for the Hit List. As it stands I have a few screeners that need screening and reviewing and I haven't at all had the time for them. Plus, a little extra time for myself would be spiffy.
Of course, all that could change depending on the content of the coming week and if it's too good to hold back, you can expect another entry online stunts and hits. For now, its the 16th of April and back hand-springing in her element is stuntwoman Niahlah Hope for the inaugural reel of this week's stunt playlist.
Rounding it all out are reels by Max Laferriere, Thaddeus McQueen, John Wood, Amber Lamarca, Ivan Kasnyov, Nakamura Koji, Bryan Dodds, Beni Alexander, Attilla Kiss, Sarah Laidler, Joseph Roark and StormFreerun with a cinematic display of parkour feats featuring athlete Charlie Havill. Last and far from least is a share from Vimeo with a cool fight reel by Timothy Eulich.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese action star, actor Tak Sakaguchi will share the floor as a guest panelist among other headliners for this year's sophomore entry of the Iron DragonTV ActionFest. Submissions are now underway for the upcoming event which will be held at the Galaxy Highland 10 Theater in Austin, Texas from August 10 through 12.
The humble Ishikawa native is a naturally well-known fan favorite credited for such films as Battlefield Baseball, Versus, Alive, Samurai School, Yakuza Weapon and Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell? to name a few. His latest action-packed starring role now sees him carving and beating armies of villains to a pulp for longtime friend and film partner Shimomura Yuji's second directing effort, Re:Born, which has since been subject to a raft of critical praise from the festival circuit since last year.
Obligatory rules for IDTV Action Fest submissions and entries therein are listed in detail for attendees and local genre fans and cinephiles a…