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  1. AlbertV

    RoboCop Returns (TBA)

    The project is alive and well as Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters) has been tapped to direct Robocop Returns http://www.darkhorizons.com/abe-forsythe-to-helm-robocop-returns/
  2. OMG! What the hell did I watch? Not only was this very unnecessary, but MJW was pretty much wasted. He's only in the opening sequence and final act doing his thing (with the occasional Obi-Wan appearance in the middle), but the middle was more an attempt to launch actor/comedian Vince Swann (as UB's brother Lionel) but the script is just very bad. Only good things scriptwise? Gary Owen is funny as Militant Brother and Barry Bostwick as The Man. MJW when he does fight, goes from platform shoes to white Adidas sneakers (error) then when it comes to the stunts, back to platforms. Chris Brewster did a good job with the action. But overall, we didn't ask for it...and didn't need it. Stick with Black Dynamite.
  3. Michael goes into werewolf mode for War Wolves John Saxon got to say a line from Enter the Dragon to Tim Thomerson when Thomerson has interest in Adrienne Barbeau: "A woman like that could teach you a lot about yourself." I saw it when it first came out but I might revisit it eventually.
  4. A new Kingsman is in the works with Matthew Vaughn directing. However, don't expect a new adventure for lead hero Eggsy...at least not yet! Taron Egerton announced he will not be in the film because the film will actually be a prequel, which will revolve around the formation of the Kingsman Secret Service Agency. On the plus side, Ralph Fiennes will be in the new film as well as Harris Dickerson. The film will be set in World War I and will feature a new teenage character named Conrad, to be played by Dickinson, with Fiennes as his potential mentor. A November 9, 2019 release date has been set. http://collider.com/kingsman-3-taron-edgerton/#images http://www.darkhorizons.com/taron-egerton-isnt-in-kingsman-3/
  5. This past weekend, I got my youngest daughter hooked on the 13-episode TV series Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero, known in Japan as Ultraman Powered. The series stars an 18-year old Kane Kosugi as Kane Kosugi, a member of the WINR space team, which consists of Kai, Captain Edlund (Harrison Page), pilots Julie Young (Robyn Bliley) and Rick Sanders (Rob Roy Fitzgerald) and researcher Theresa Beck (Sandra Guibord). When Kai and Young investigate a mysterious light's arrival, while Young leaves, Kai finds himself immersed in the spotlight where he learns an alien battalion is on the way and Kai agrees to become the human host of Ultraman to stop the evil threats. Stuntman Scott Rogers played Ultraman in the action scenes and one of the visual effects experts on the show is Shinji Higuchi of Shin Godzilla fame. Joe Viskocil, who would coordinate the White House explosion of Independence Day and the Hong Kong Convention Center explosion in Gen-X Cops, served as visual effects supervisor on the series. Here is an on-set photo: It would be the only American series in the Ultraman series, preceded by Australia's entry, Ultraman: Towards the Future aka Ultraman Great. In 2007, co-star Robyn Bliley did an interview, which was posted last year on Vantage Point Interviews. Today, she is a director and producer, focusing mainly on music TV specials and commercials.https://vantagepointinterviews.com/2018/07/01/shes-a-winr-actress-robyn-bliley-shares-her-memories-of-ultraman-the-ultimate-hero/
  6. Scott Rogers in the Ultraman suit and his Ultra-Surfboard and his original headshot. He served as a stunt coordinator recently for John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
  7. AlbertV

    Wu Tang Collection App

    And let's not forget the White Tiger debacle. The film was shot just prior to Joe Lewis' death but we didn't get the film until nearly 5 years later because there was something with the production rights and it led Karen Kaing to I'm guessing sue George Tan and when she won, she received sole producer credit on the film and the film would be renamed Death Fighter from the distributor.
  8. AlbertV

    RIP Chen Sing

    He is definitely a legend. Whether he played a hero, or a villain, he had that ability to give off good vibes or evil vibes with his facial expressions and had the skills to boot as well. RIP Chan Sing.
  9. Oh there was an update on this. The movie never got released because the Robert E. Howard estate threatened to sue GT for trademark infringement. Here's a video about it. And let's not forget White Tiger is now known as Death Fighter and it took so long because producer Karen Kaing had sued GT to get the film released until she finally won and got sole producer credit on the film.
  10. Here's a question, more of an opinion for everyone here. We all know the classic kung fu films dominated the 70's to the early 80's for the most part, with all the showings in theaters all over the place. When Bruce Lee made Enter the Dragon, it was the essential start of martial arts action films made in the U.S. (not counting the likes of Blood Under the Sun in the 40's per se with judo). I think from the late 70's to the late 90's could be considered the Golden Age of American Martial Arts Films. During that era, Norris, Seagal, Van Damme, Avedon, Wilson, Daniels, Chong, etc. all made a lot of martial arts action films whether they were released in theaters or straight to video. I'm thinking about it because we're getting the resurgence of that era with the likes of Scott Adkins and Isaac Florentine as well as those recent MMA films. But the Golden Age of AMA films I think were from the late 70's to late 90's. What would you guys say?
  11. From The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision: John Woo is remaking his classic action movie, The Killer, this time giving it a female twist. Lupita Nyong'o is in negotiations to star in the new project, which hails from Universal, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Woo will direct the movie, and will also produce with eOne’s Mark Gordon (Source Code, Saving Private Ryan) and Matt Jackson. Luc Etienne will executive produce. Describes by Universal as a “blistering thriller that blends espionage with extraordinary stunts," the remake centers on an assassin who is sworn to protect a young woman she accidentally blinded during a mob hit years prior. The original movie, made in 1989, was a landmark in the action genre. It helped introduce Woo to Western audiences and also continued to cement the star status of Chow Yun-Fat, who toplined as the assassin. Nyong'o will now slip into the role for the 21st century version. Production vp Sara Scott will oversee for Universal.
  12. Lupita Nyogo'o is no longer going to be The Killer. The script had gone through rewrites but Nyogo'o now has a schedule conflict, so she has departed. However, Woo is still going ahead with the film and is still going to cast a female in the role originated by Chow Yun-Fat. “The biggest reason why I wanted to do this movie again because [I wanted] ‘the killer’ to be a woman — that’s exciting to me. It will make the movie have a different look.” https://deadline.com/2019/11/john-woo-lupita-nyongo-the-killer-remake-face-off-reboot-comic-book-movies-martin-scorsese-1202787915/
  13. Jeff Goldblum is getting his own National Geographic-produced series that will debut on Disney+ on the new service's launch date, November 12.
  14. AlbertV

    The World According to Jeff Goldblum (2019)

    The second episode is more fun...it's on ice cream and aside from a quick history lesson, Jeff got to meet the real Ben and Jerry as well as go to a place called Salt n' Serve, where he created his own special ice cream flavor, the Goldblum Ice Cream.
  15. Nicolas Cage is gearing up to play one of his greatest roles yet..himself! That's right. Nic Cage is pretty much going to pull a JCVD with the film Massive Talent, which Lionsgate is going to release. "He’ll play actor Nicolas Cage who is desperate to get a role in a new Tarantino movie while also dealing with a mountain of debt and a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. This Cage also occasionally talks to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore.The story begins when he finds himself forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire fan who secretly hopes to show him a script on which he’s been working on. Cage is informed by the CIA that the billionaire is actually a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee, and is recruited by the U.S. government to get intelligence. The situation spirals even more out of control when the Mexican brings over Cage’s daughter and his ex-wife for a reconciliation, and when their lives are on the line, Cage takes on the role of a lifetime." Tom Gormican is set to direct with a script he co-wrote with Kevin Etten
  16. Delete this post as @DragonClaws already made one.
  17. Crap....I just saw you made this post! Ahhhh...I don't like Mondays LOL
  18. Hey everyone, As most of you may know, Japan's Super Sentai Series has been the foundation for well, let's face it, The Power Ranger series since its inception in 1993 when "Zyuranger" became "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I actually got to see the actual Japanese series of some of these and found it to be much better than their Americanized versions. Here are two of my favorites: 1994's Ninja Sentai Kakuranger - Kane Kosugi appears in the series as the Black Ninja Ranger, Japanese-American ninja Jiraiya. In a highlight episode, he takes on real dad Sho Kosugi. Kane's Ranger double was Tsutomu Kitagawa, who is perhaps best known for playing Godzilla from 1999-2004. The American version would be Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers, when the Power Rangers were under a spell and became kids and their friends from another planet became the Rangers. 2007's Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger - Chinese kung fu becomes the art of the Rangers in the latest adaptation of the Super Sentai. There's GekiRed (Tiger Fist), GekiBlue (Jaguar Fist), and GekiYellow (Cheetah Fist). They added two more Rangers, GekiViolet (Wolf Fist) and GekiChopper (Rhino Fist). Those who watch Jetix will know that this is the new Power Rangers: Jungle Fury. Just for the record, both have kick ass theme songs..the Japanese versions IMO.
  19. Liam O'Donnell, the creator of the Skyline franchise, is returning with a third installment that will bring back Lindsey Morgan as superpowered hybrid Rose Corley and she will be joined by Daniel Bernhardt, Alexander Siddig, Rhona Mitra, and James Cosmo. In the new film, a virus threatens to wipe out Earth, so the super-powered hybrid Rose must lead a team of elite soldiers on a mission to the aliens’ world in order to save what’s left of humanity. http://www.darkhorizons.com/a-third-skyline-film-is-on-the-way/
  20. From Variety HanWay Films has boarded sales on Takashi Miike’s “First Love,” which has been selected for Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. HanWay has worldwide rights excluding Asia. “First Love” was announced in the Directors’ Fortnight lineup, but with little plot information available. The producers said Wednesday that the film is set during one night in Tokyo and follows Leo, a down-on-his-luck young boxer who meets his first love, Monica, a call girl and an addict but still an innocent. Monica unwittingly gets caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, Leo’s nemesis and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads. Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company is re-teaming with Miike on the picture, which will have its world premiere in Cannes. The film marks the fourth collaboration between the prolific Japanese director and Thomas after they worked closely together on “Blade of the Immortal,” “Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai” and “13 Assassins.”
  21. It is official that thanks to its success worldwide, a sequel to Venom is officially in the works. Kelly Marcel, who produced and co-wrote the original film, is returning to both write the script and serve as an executive producer. Tom Hardy will be returning as Eddie Brock and his symbiote alter-ego and if you missed the mid-credit scene, Woody Harrelson is slated to return as serial killer Kletus Cassidy, who merged with a symbiote becomes the deadly Carnage. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/venom-sequel-sony-tom-hardy-1203098558/
  22. Shooting has officially begun and it was confirmed that Woody Harrelson returns as Cletus Kassady aka Carnage and Naomie Harris is going to play Carnage's girlfriend, Shriek. After this, director Andy Serkis will jump to DC to play Alfred in The Batman. http://www.darkhorizons.com/filming-begins-on-the-venom-sequel/
  23. Reports are emerging that after he will retain the rights to his baby The Terminator, James Cameron will be producing what will be the final film of the entire saga, putting an end to the prolific battle between the human race and Skynet. It is rumored that he is eyeing Deadpool director Tim Miller to take on directing duties. http://www.darkhorizons.com/cameron-miller-to-finish-the-terminator/
  24. A film adaptation of the video game franchise Uncharted is in the works. Travis Knight (Bumblebee, Kubo and the Two Strings) is directing the film and Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, is set to play Nathan Drake. He will be joined by Mark Wahlberg, who will play Drake's mentor, Victor "Sully" Sullivan. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/mark-wahlberg-tom-holland-sonys-uncharted-adaptation-1203394336/