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CJ Entertainment USA Makes Way For SAIGON BODYGUARDS And FABRICATED CITY
CJ Entertainment has your Febuary planned accordingly with two upcoming titles, beginning with the new Vietnamese action comedy Saigon Bodygaurds following its December 16 release. Its U.S. date has arrived for February 3 with Uzumasa Limelight director Ochiai Ken at the helm for a tale of an odd couple pair of bodyguards on their wildest mission yet - played by none other than actors Thai Hoa and Kim Ly.
The other comes courtesy of Welcome To Dongmakgol helmer Park Kwang-hyun for the slick new South Korean action thriller, Fabricated City with a dated local release for February 9. Starring actor Ji Chang-wook and actress Shim Eun-kyung along with Oh Jung-se and Ahn Jae-hong, the film tells of a jobless virtual gaming wiz caught in a deadly conspiracy after being framed for murder, and stateside filmgoers can expect to catch this one on February 24.
Teaser trailer announcements for both titles can be viewed below with more info available at the official website.
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…
Director Kim Jee-Woon's 2005 action drama, A Bittersweet Life, certainly lended one of the most brutal and memorable titles Korean cinema had to offer near the start of the millenium with actor Lee Byung-Hun front and center. Fast forward to present day where Twentieth Century Fox is poised to advance a remake effort with the promise of actor Michael B. Jordan leading the cast.
Jennifer Yuh, Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) is being tapped to direct the remake with the goal of steering it as potential franchise starter with Jordan playing a high-level mob enforcer who becomes romantically embroiled in a deadly cover-up with his boss's young mistress. 21 Laps's own Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing in association with CJ Entertainment with Jason Young overseeing for Fox.
Jordan is next slated to appear in the February 16, 2018 release of Creed helmer Ryan Coogler's Marvel adaptation, Black Panther, opposite lead star Chadwick Boseman. (Deadlin…
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.