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Well Go USA nabs Yuen Woo-ping’s ‘Ip Man 3’ spin-off

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster, S.P.L. II and Ip Man 3 – is headlining an unofficial Ip Man 3 spin-off directed by legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (Dance of the Drunken Mantis). Zhang will reprise his role … Continue reading

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Schwarzenegger’s ‘Legend of Conan’ isn’t dead after all…

For the last few years, Legend of Conan (aka King Conan or Conan the Conqueror) – the proposed ‘true’ sequel to 1982’s Conan the Barbarian – has been in an off again/on again status by Universal. The film was most likely pushed aside, … Continue reading

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Well Go USA to release Max Zhang’s ‘Invincible Dragon’

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster and Ip Man 3 – will once again appear alongside his SPL II co-star, Louis Koo (and again, in newly announced Greedy Wolf), in The Invincible Dragon. Formerly known as both Made in Kowloon and The … Continue reading

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Arnie to re-team with James Cameron for new ‘Terminator’

Despite backlash and lukewarm domestic box office returns, 2015’s Terminator Genisys performed well in international markets. In fact, here’s a tidbit you probably weren’t aware of: Terminator Genisys is the second-highest grossing film of the entire franchise (behind only T2: Judgment Day) on a global scale. … Continue reading

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New Poster for Ding Sheng’s ‘A Better Tomorrow 4’

If Song Hae-Seong’s 2010 Korean remake of A Better Tomorrow didn’t quite do it for you, then get ready for a couple more variations of John Woo’s 1986 seminal gangster classic. That’s right, a couple of ’em. Two A Better Tomorrow remakes are … Continue reading

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Trust means nothing in the New ‘Merciless’ Trailer

In the tradition of Nah Hyeon’s recent film, The Prison, comes The Merciless (aka Hoodlum), an upcoming crime thriller by writer/director Byun Sung-Hyun (Whatcha Wearin’?). The Merciless involves a couple of prisoners (Sol Kyung-Gu of Another Public Enemy and Siwan of The Attorney) and their search … Continue reading

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Well Go USA to unleash the Blu-ray for ‘Final Master’ in July

Well Go USA is finally releasing Haofeng Xu’s highly-anticipated, award-winning martial arts film The Final Master (read our review) on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand on July 25, 2017. Xu made a name for himself by penning the screenplay for Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster. … Continue reading

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New Poster for ‘Operation Red Sea’ channels ‘Mad Max’

Director Dante Lam (Unbeatable) might just be the hardest working man in Hong Kong cinema. The filmmaker has been reliably turning out hard-hitting films that have helped expand the scope of the action/thriller genre in Hong Kong – his most … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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. The film will be released on a pending date in November 2017. This upcoming period samurai … Continue reading

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An English language remake of ‘Drug War’ is brewing

Producer Roy Lee is back with more Asian remake antics with Drug War, an English language remake of the acclaimed 2012 Johnnie To film of the same name. According to Variety, Lee is producing Drug War alongside Andrew Rona, Alex … 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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