Author Archives: JJ Bona

Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Silvering Spear’ screenplay to be filmed

Three months ago, it was reported that Chinese entertainment company Huayi Brothers (Mojin: The Lost Legend, Dragon Blade) announced the production of The Mask of the Black Death, an upcoming film based on a script by one of the most important and … Continue reading

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News Alert!!! Well Go USA is planning a ‘Bitcoin Heist’

On July 4, 2017, Well Go USA will be releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Bitcoin Heist (aka Sieu Trom), a Vietnamese action film directed by Ham Tran (Hollow), who is perhaps best known for his editing work on the … Continue reading

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New details on Chow Yun-fat and Aaron Kwok’s ‘Unparalleled’

Felix Chong, the co-director of Donnie Yen’s The Lost Bladesman, will be re-teaming up with his frequent collaborator Alan Mak (Infernal Affairs) for an upcoming Hong Kong action film titled Project Gutenberg (previously known as Unparalleled). Chong is directing a script he co-wrote with Mak. … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Yoga | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA)

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2017 Jackie Chan reunites with noted Hong Kong director Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx) for the action comedy, Kung Fu Yoga (read our review), which hits Blu-ray & DVD on August 8, 2017, courtesy of Well Go USA. Jack (Chan), a world-renowned archaeology … Continue reading

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Donnie Yen to start shooting ‘Ip Man 4’ in March 2018

Despite publicly stating that Ip Man 3 was his last Ip Man sequel, martial arts superstar Donnie Yen (Kung Fu Jungle) never ruled out the idea of revisiting the Ip Man character for a fourth time – but considering Ip Man 3 had somewhat of a … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix creature film ‘Okja’

Bong Joon-ho (The Snowpiercer), the acclaimed director of the 2006 Korean monster masterpiece The Host, will debut his latest film Okja on Netflix June 28th Meet Mija (Seohyun An), a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping … Continue reading

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New featurette for Yuen Woo-ping’s ‘Thousand Faces of Dunjia’

Yuen Woo-ping (True Legend, Ip Man 3, Crouching Tiger, Hidden II) is currently putting finishing touches on The Thousand Faces of Dunjia, a remake of Miracle Fighter, a supernatural kung fu film he directed in 1982. Lending a hand will be Tsui Hark … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Payback Time | Blu-ray | Only $7.79 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for the Payback Time Triple Feature, which will include the following titles: Blind Fury, a 1989 cult classic directed by Phillip Noyce (Dead Calm, Salt) and starring Rutger Hauer (The Hitcher), Terry O’Quinn (The … Continue reading

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Donnie Yen goes B&W in the New ‘Chasing the Dragon’ Poster

This Christmas, the public will see Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3) play real-life gangster Ng Sek-ho (aka Crippled Ho) in Chasing the Dragon (aka King of Drug Dealers), a remake of the 1991 Hong Kong gangster movie To Be Number One. The film will be … Continue reading

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Jordan Peele tells ‘Akira’ producers to ‘Get Out’…

Two months ago, we reported that Warner Bros. was courting Jordan Peele (director of the sleeper hit, Get Out) to direct the live-action, big screen adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, which has been in development hell for over 5 years. Turns out, Peele, who is a fan … Continue reading

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Magnet to release Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Takashi Miike’s (13 Assassins, Terra Formars) live-action movie adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga, Blade of the Immortal, has been acquired by Magnet Releasing for North American distribution. A 2017 release date is pending (via Deadline). This upcoming period samurai film stars Takuya Kimura (2046), Hana Sugisaki (Mozu: … Continue reading

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Funimation unleashes the ‘Shin Godzilla’ Blu-ray in August

On August 1st, Funimation will be finally releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla: Resurgence), the recent Japanese reboot of the Godzilla franchise by Japan’s Toho Company. It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts … Continue reading

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Jackie Chan and Sly Stallone drop bombs over ‘Ex-Baghdad’

Action legends Jackie Chan (Police Story 2013) and Sylvester Stallone (Bullet to the Head) are joining forces for Ex-Baghdad, an $80M budget, Iraq-based thriller to be directed by Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) and written by Arash Amel (Erased). According to Deadline, here what’s … Continue reading

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Franco Nero to raise hell on racist bastards in ‘Django Lives!’

Three years ago, it was announced that Django Lives!, a sequel to 1966’s Django, was in the works. Originally, Joe D’Augustine (One Night with You) was attached as director, but now duties have shifted to filmmaker Christian Alvart (Pandorum), off a screenplay by John Sayles … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ won’t be like ‘Goodfellas’

Martin Scorsese’s (The Departed) upcoming Robert De Niro/Al Pacino mob picture, The Irishman, will finally start production in August of this year, with a Netflix release date pending in 2019. According to Deadline, The Irishman has been adapted for the screen by one of the best … Continue reading

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We’re going to call this Korea’s female ‘John Wick’…

Atomic Blonde and that other female “John Wick” flick better hurry, because Confession of Murder helmer Jeong Byeong-gil (he’s been compared to director Ryoo Seung-wan and that’s saying something…) is ready to unleash The Villainess, an upcoming actioner about a female killer played by Kim Ok-bin (Thirst). The Villainess also … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Vengeance of an Assassin | Blu-ray | Only $9.64 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Vengeance of an Assassin (read our review) from the late Panna Rittikrai, the director behind fan favorites like Born to Fight and BKO. This time around, Rittikrai is teaming back up with his Born … Continue reading

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New illustrated Poster for Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’

Edgar Wright, the genius director known for his pleasantly paced, comedic brand of culture-induced films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is back with an innovative project that’s being described as an “action crime musical film”. The movie, … Continue reading

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Gordon Chan’s ‘God of War’ hits U.S. theaters on June 2nd

Gordon Chan (Thunderbolt) is once again bringing the battle to the screen with God of War, a period actioner that stars Sammo Hung (14 Blades) and Vincent Zhao (The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom). During the 16th century, pirates rule the … Continue reading

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Enter the Warrior’s Gate | Blu-ray & DVD (Lionsgate)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Matthias Hoene’s (Cockneys vs Zombies) Enter the Warrior’s Gate (aka Warrior’s Gate), a French-Chinese co-production written by Luc Besson (Lucy), will be released on Blu-ray & DVD 0n June 6th, 2017. After a mysterious chest opens a gateway through … Continue reading

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