Author Archives: JJ Bona

JeeJa Yanin kicks in with Tony Leung for ‘Europe Raiders’

If you’re fan of Tokyo Raiders (2000) and its sequel, Seoul Raiders ( 2005), then get your stylish gadgets ready for Europe Raiders, which is once again directed by Jingle Ma (Silver Hawk). It should also be mentioned that this 3rd entry of … Continue reading

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A Korean language remake of ‘Drug War’ is brewing

In addition to the English language remake of Drug War in development (read about it here), South Korea will also have their own version of the 2012 Johnnie To film of the same name. The Korean remake will star Cho Jin-woong (A Hard … Continue reading

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Blood flows in the New Trailer ‘Brotherhood of Blades 2’

Lu Yang is getting ready for more slicin’ and dicin’ in Brotherhood of Blades 2, the follow up to the filmmaker’s 2014 wuxia actioner, Brotherhood of Blades. The sequel will get a theatrical release domestically on August 11th, 2017. In Brotherhood … Continue reading

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Are Tiger Chen, Max Zhang, Iko Uwais and Tony Jaa ‘APES’?

There’s another Expendables-ish Asian action film in the works – not to be confused with Jesse V. Johnson’s upoming actioner Triple Threat (aka The Makeshift Squad) – titled Asia Pacific Elimination Service (or A.P.E.S.). Earlier this year at Filmart (via THR), the $12 … Continue reading

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The ruthless baddies from ‘Headshot’ are now ‘Buffalo Boys’

Mike Wiluan – producer of Macabre, Headshot and the upcoming Beyond Skyline – is taking a stab at directing with Buffalo Boys, an upcoming actioner he’s also writing. Very little is known about the project, but given the consistent output from Indonesian cinema (i.e. Merantau, Macabre, The Raid, … Continue reading

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‘Ip Man 3’ star Max Zhang is Jeff Lau’s ‘Heavyweight Assassin’

Veteran Hong Kong director/writer Jeff Lau (Treasure Hunt) is currently shooting Heavyweight Assassin, a martial arts film starring Max Zhang (SPL 2), Ada Choi (Fist of Legend), Andy On (Outcast) and Hung Yan Yan (Double Team), who is also handling the film’s … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Ryoo Seung-wan’s ‘Battleship Island’

After his smash hit Veteran, Ryoo Seung-wan is now preparing to release Battleship Island, a big budget action thriller. The upcoming film, set on Hashima Island in Japan, will revolve around the story of Korean laborers force to work by the … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Dragon Blade | Blu-ray | Only $7.88 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Daniel Lee’s Dragon Blade (read our review), an action/adventure period flick starring Jackie Chan (Police Story 2013), Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and John Cusack (Love & Mercy). When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant … Continue reading

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Takashi Miike and Sammo Hung to team up for action?

Acclaimed director Takashi Miike (Dead or Alive, Ley Lines), one of the hardest-working filmmakers from Japan – and the legendary Sammo Hung (The Bodyguard), one of the hardest-working figures in Hong Kong cinema – are joining forces for an action comedy in 2018. According to AFS, the … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Wolf Warrior | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Special Force: Wolf Warrior (aka Wolf War, Wolf or Warg) an action/martial arts flick directed by, and starring Wu Jing (SPL, SPL 2). The film (read our review) also stars Scott Adkins (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning), … Continue reading

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Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ has death written all over it

A Hollywood adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s Death Note – a hit manga, anime and Japanese live-action horror film series – is coming to your Netflix queue. The upcoming film, directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest), stars Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) … Continue reading

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Herman Yau delivers more blood with ‘Always Be with You’

Considering that he’s gone all respectable with historical action pictures like The Legend is Born: Ip Man and The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake – not to mention edge-of-your-seat blockbusters like Shock Wave – it’s easy to forget that director Herman Yau … Continue reading

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Ann Hui’s war epic ‘Our Time Will Come’ gets a July release

China Lion is releasing Our Time Will Come on July 7th in 16 cities in North America. Based on a true story, this action-filled wartime epic is directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Hui (A Simple Life) and stars Zhou Xun (The … Continue reading

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Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So | Blu-ray & DVD (Warner)

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2017 Warner Brothers presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Guo Jian-Yong’s Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So (read our coverage about the film), starring Zhi Hui Chen, Jun Cao and Mei Ying Wang. The film is part of … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Ran | Blu-ray | Only $9.59 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Akira Kurosawa’s Ran (read our reviews), a 1985 “interpretation” of Shakespeare’s King Lear. In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the … Continue reading

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Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying | Blu-ray & DVD (Warner)

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2017 Warner Brothers presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Guo Jian-Yong’s Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying (read our coverage about the film), starring Mou Li, Zhi Hui Chen and Hao Ran Sun. The film is part of … Continue reading

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Boyka: Undisputed IV | Blu-ray & DVD (Universal)

RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2017 Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing the highly-anticipated Boyka: Undisputed (aka Boyka: Undisputed IV) to Blu-ray & DVD on August 1, 2017. Scott Adkins (Hard Target 2, Eliminators) the film’s mega-talented star and martial artist from Universal Soldier: Day … Continue reading

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Scott Adkins has an ‘Incoming’ Die Hard-in-space actioner

With a handful of projects currently under his belt, martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Hard Target 2, Eliminators, Zero Tolerance) is without doubt, one of the most active action stars in the business. And now, a new project, titled Incoming, has just been … Continue reading

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‘Han Solo’ film drops the ‘Legos’ and gains Ron Howard

Apparently, the force isn’t strong with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (duo behind The Lego Movie) – at least according to Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, and the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise. At 6 months into production (filming started in January 2017), Kennedy fired the directing … Continue reading

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New Battles Without Honour & Humanity | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2017 Back in December 2015, Arrow Films released Kinji Fukasaku’s original Battles Without Honour and Humanity Collection. Now, Arrow is bringing some new Yakzua tales back with the New Battles Without Honour and Humanity Trilogy to Blu-ray & DVD on July 18th. Check out … Continue reading

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