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Watch A New Promo For MARCO POLO: ONE HUNDRED EYES
Benedict Wong and Tom Wu (right) in "Marco Polo" (Netflix)
Hopefully by now you've managed to catch all of Netflix's original series, Marco Polo since its December 12 debut last year. Lorenzo Richelmy stars in the title role inspired by the life and legend of the young 13th century explorer with a story packed full of drama, intrigue, lust and danger in the tumultous millieu of Kublai Khan's court, and to no understating at all.
The show pushed it fair share of envelopes with this one under the guide of creator John Fusco with a number of interesting characters, including the role of blind warrior monk and martial arts expert, One Hundred Eyes, played vibrantly by actor Tom Wu who now appears in a new promo for the show's spin-off, Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes. The show airs on December 26 only on Netflix, and again, I sincerely hope you've caught the show first and foremost, because it's one of the most rich and entertaining shows to date and invariably deserves a second season which recently wrapped principal photography this month for next year.
Trust and believe - see the show and mark your calendars for next Saturday. Watch the new promo below along with a featurette from a few weeks ago.
The past few years have been a vigorous tug-and-pull over just how long it would be before actor and martial artist Iko Uwais would see a more principal role than in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Landing a more definitive English speaking line in this year's thriller, Headshot, was just another layer on the waiting cake added until more time passed until now, with actor Frank Grillo front and center with the cast that outlines the first of possible prospects to come between two actors who've gotten their start in different markets.
I speak of prospects with a certain action crime saga remake in mind, but in the good name of staying on topic, let's bring things back into focus. For this, we now turn to the long-awaited first official teaser trailer for the new sci-fi thriller, Beyond Skyline from writer/producer/director Liam O'Donnell who served on the first film from directing duo Colin and Greg Strause back in 2010.
Those who haven't seen the first film yet have…
I think it's safe to say you know your movie sucks when you not only screw the rights holders whose name and content you base your unsanctioned film on, but when said rights holders join the chorus of critics panning your movie from literally every angle of the internet. That is the level of achievement you have reached if your name is George Nolfi and you've directed a film called Birth Of The Dragon, long hyped to be a hopefully legendary homage to Bruce Lee, the late founder of Jeet Kune Do and patriarch of American martial arts movie fandom.
My weekend was pretty huge for movies. My thoughts on Wolf Warrior 2 are up on my Instagram as well as posts about S.S. Rajamouli's Bahubali saga so feel free to skim those through and follow me as well as I also cross post news there. The news also includes the latest on what's what in the weekly Hit List and we begin with a new round of stunt and training reels from around the web. Anna Akimova gets things going this week with her latest reel followed by Jake Teel, D.L. MacDonald, Tyler Street, Jessica Stafford, Graham Hooper, Andy Whitmarsh, Samuel Horowitz, Monica Lopez, Noel Martinez, Casey Michaels, Bronson Cameron, Yessenia Cossio, Aaron D. Alexander, Antjuan Rhames, Donovan Law, Ai Ikeda, Justin Mane, Lukaz Leong and Cassie Lee Minnick, along with Benjamin J. Redic III and the crew at Ballistic Blade, multifaceted stuntmen and fight choreographers Fernando Jay Huerto and Geo Corvera, and Australia's own Asaya Yasushi with a newly launched team reel for Team Yas!