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Gang Dong-Won Hits The Ground Running In 2017 With Fugitive Thriller, GOLDEN SLUMBER
Actor Gang Dong-Won is currently enjoying his box office reign along with Lee Byung-Hun and Kim Won-Bin in the new action thriller, Master. As it stands now, the actor is now poised to carry over the momentum into the start of 2017 for his newest gig, Haunted Obsession director No Dong-Seok's Golden Slumber which will release later in the year from CJ Entertainment.
Taking cues from Isaka Kotaro's 2007 novel from Shinchosa and following Nakamura Yoshihiro's own 2010 adaptation for Toho, Gang will play Gun-Woo, a deliveryman wrongfully accused and entraped in a conspiracy that now sees him as a wanted fugitive for the assassination of the newly-elected prime minister. Actress Han Hyo-Joo will play Sun-Young, his college friend who now works as a radio reporter.
Joining the two are Gang's The Priests co-star Kim Eui-Sung, Han's The Beauty Inside co-star Kim Dae Myung, and Phantom Detective co-star Kim Sung-Kyung.
Production I.G.'s longstanding Blood saga has been a mainstay in manga and on film and TV, save for Chris Nahon's own less-than-stellar effort nearly a decade ago. Since then, the animated franchise has seen its own evolution despite bearing some controversy which forbade it in both Japan and even China despite positive reviews.
That legacy extends further to Blood-C: The Last Dark, as its 2015 live-action stageplay, Blood-C: The Last Mind from director Shutaro Oku who has since moved on to a live-action setting for the upcoming spin-off, Asura Girl: Blood-C from Production I.G. and all-female animation group, CLAMP. Fujisaki Junichi, whose shared credits with the entirety of the Blood franchise date back to the 2000 Playstation game, wrote the script which will expand on the principal villain, Fumito, from the 2011 Blood-C anime now in a prequel setting. The story takes place in prewar-period Japan under the military government. The bloody battle between the tyrannical Specia…
Whatever likes and shares that followed online notwithstanding, some folks on the internet lost their minds when they learned an Indian action star was going to reprise the lead role in a Rambo remake. It's not a bad move seeing as how actor and martial artist Tiger Shroff (Heropanti, Baaghi) has earned himself some notable starpower in the last few years.
Alas, he'll be the one playing the title role as inspired by Ted Kotchoff's 1982 adaptation of David Morrell's 1977 novel which helped catapult a younger Sylvester Stallone into Hollywood stardom. As for whether Shroff looks the part or not, he took some time over the weekend to share a preliminary poster for the film which, for what it's worth, answers the question for folks who are curious. The Indian Rambo will follow the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land. Forced into the dangerous jungles and frozen mountains of t…
I can't be too bothered with Screen Gems's Resident Evil movies of the last...what... the last seventeen years? Personally I've only seen maybe four of them and as forgettable and copycat they've been with some of the action set-pieces I sort of stopped caring, as much as I love Milla Jovovich too.
That said, I'm sure the franchise has had plenty going for itself otherwise it wouldn't have amassed more than $1.2 billion dollars at the global box office. Apparently however, that's not enough for the studio who now tells Variety that a reboot with ANOTHER SIX MOVIES is in the works as confirmed by Germany-based Constantin Film chairman of the board Martin Moszkowicz while at Cannes.
The film franchise takes its cues from the 1996 Capcom video game which currently has 27 installments. Constantin had a hand in producing each of the films featuring Jovovich as nomadic superhuman warrior, Alice, who among a revolving door of heroes and anti-heroes, fought swarms…