Author Archives: JJ Bona

New ‘Atomic Blonde’ Poster promises an epic fight scene

David Leitch, co-director of John Wick, is getting ready to ignite Atomic Blonde, an upcoming thriller that can essentially be called “the female version of John Wick”. The movie was previously known as The Coldest City, the title of Antony Johnston’s 2012 graphic novel, from which the film was based. … Continue reading

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Leon Lai directs his first action movie in ‘Wine War’

Over ten years ago, Hong Kong megastar Leon Lai (A Hero Never Dies, Fallen Angels) made his directorial debut in the 2006 musical, A Melody Looking. Now, Lai is back in the director’s chair for something a little bit different: Action! When … Continue reading

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Teaser for China’s Live-action adaptation of ‘Contra’

A live-action Chinese film adaptation of Konami’s 1987 arcade hit, Contra (aka Kontora or Gryzor), is in the works. The film will be produced by Wei Nan (Soul Transfer Station) and backed by Beijing Starlit Movie and TV Culture. The highly popular video game involved … Continue reading

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Head to Head: Seagal vs JCVD Collection | DVD (Mill Creek)

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017 Mill Creek Entertainment presents Head to Head: The Seagal vs JCVD Collection, featuring 8 movies on 2 DVDs. In the Muscles from Brussels’ corner, we have 1996’s Maximum Risk (read our review), 1999’s Universal Soldier: The Return (read … Continue reading

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Shekhar Kapur to direct official Bruce Lee biopic ‘Little Dragon’

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who helmed Elizabeth (1998) and New York, I Love You (2008), will be directing/co-writing Little Dragon, an official, authorized biopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, which will be produced/co-written by Bruce Lee Entertainment, a company operated by Lee’s daughter Shannon … Continue reading

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Doug Liman’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ sequel gets a title

Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is currently working on the development of Live Die Repeat and Repeat, the sequel to his 2014 sci-fi action film, Edge of Tomorrow. Both Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will be reprising their roles from the first film. On board as the … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) is currently putting finishing touches on Blade Runner 2049 (aka Blade Runner 2), which has a theatrical release date set for October 6, 2017. This sequel to Ridley Scott’s ground-breaking 1982 science fiction classic, which will take … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story | Blu-ray | Only $7.69 – Expires soon!

If you think we’re cashing in on the latest news about that new Bruce Lee biopic, you’re right. Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for 1993’s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious). … Continue reading

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Missing in Action: Collector’s Edition | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2017 The war isn’t over until James Braddock brings back our POWs! On August 15, 2017, Shout! Factory is releasing the Missing in Action: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, starring the one, the only Chuck Norris (Code of … Continue reading

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Eddie Peng sets the screen on fire in Derek Kwok’s ‘WuKong’

Within just a few years, Derek Kwok (As the Lights Goes Out) firmly established himself as one of Hong Kong’s hottest directors. His last feature Full Strike, was a co-directorial effort just like his previous films, Gallants and Journey to the West… … Continue reading

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First image from ‘The Raid’ helmer’s revenge thriller ‘Apostle’

While we’re all anxiously waiting for a possible The Raid 3, Gareth Evans (Merantau), the creator of The Raid franchise is currently hard at work on latest film, Apostle, which will premiere on Netflix in 2018. Apostle follows a man who travels to a remote island … Continue reading

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Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow)

RELEASE DATE: July 4, 2017 On July 4th, Arrow Academy will be releasing Seijun Suzuki’s The Taisho Trilogy, which will include the following three films: Zigeunerweisen, Kageroza and Yumeji. Read the full details below. After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing from … Continue reading

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‘Taken’ helmer is making a female ‘John Wick’ movie

Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde better brace herself, because there’s another unstoppable killer on the way. Pierre Morel, the director of 2008’s Taken, is tackling Peppermint, an upcoming female-centric actioner. According to THR, Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who finds herself … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Jackie Chan-produced sci-fi thriller ‘Reset’

Director Yoon Hong-seung (The Target) is joining forces with Jackie Chan for an upcoming Korean/Chinese production titled Reset. This time around, Chan is behind the scenes as producer and will not be appearing in the film. According to AV, Reset is … Continue reading

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R. Marcos Taylor and Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson are ‘Paying’

Kickboxing legend Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist) has re-teamed with Martial Arts Kid director Michael Baumgarten in Paying Mr. McGetty, an upcoming action-comedy starring R. Marcos Taylor (“Suge Knight” in Straight Outta Compton, Luke Cage). After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (Taylor) is … Continue reading

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Wesley Snipes takes on an alien attack in ‘The Recall’

Looks like Iko Uwais (The Raid) and Frank Grillo (The Raid remake) aren’t the only action stars who’ll be battling extraterrestrial lifeforms (i.e. Beyond Skyline). Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57) is teaming up with R.J. Mitte (Breaking Bad) in The Recall, an upcoming sci-fi thriller from director Mauro Borrelli … Continue reading

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Erik Matti’s Filipino crime saga continues with ‘On the Job 2’

Although he’s currently hard-at-work with the much hyped martial arts action movie Buy Bust, director Erik Matti is now moving onto pre-production stage with the long-talked-about sequel (along with a mini-series) to his critically acclaimed crime thriller On the Job (via DiP). … Continue reading

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JCVD and Daniel Bernhardt ‘Kill ‘em All’ in the New Trailer

The two leading stars of Bloodsport and its sequels will soon be sharing the screen together in a scenario we haven’t seen since Jimmy Wang Yu and David Chiang joined their ‘one arms’ together in The One Armed Swordsmen. Jean-Claude Van Damme (Double Impact) is starring along side Peter … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! The Four | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Well Go USA’s The Four, a wuxia film from director Gordon Chan (Fist of Legend) starring Deng Chao (The Mermaid), Ronald Cheng (Full Strike), Collin Chou (Special ID), and Crystal Liu (White Vengeance). A government … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee’s ‘Longstreet’ TV series to hit DVD later this year

North American distributers, Visual Entertainment, has announced the upcoming DVD release of Longstreet, a semi-obscure ABC TV series that aired in 1971-72. Longstreet follows the adventures of Mike Longstreet (James Franciscus), a blind insurance investigator who’s on a mission to … Continue reading

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