Speaking of anniversaries, 2014 is the 40th Anniversary of the Gordon Parks Jr.-directed cult classic Three the Hard Way, starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown and the late Jim Kelly. The action thriller Three the Hard Way was originally released on June 26, 1974. Major characters from the film included Jim Brown as Jimmy Lait, Fred ….
This year marks the 30th anniversary of two icons of American martial arts cult cinema – The Last Dragon and The Karate Kid. Both films were part of the unique lexicon of the 1980’s, where Americans were brought together after decades of countless wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and a series of major recessions, all ….
According to reports, Relativity Media is preparing to shoot a remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1988 cult classic hit Bloodsport, with V for Vendetta director James McTeigue taking the helm. According to the report, Relativity will produce the new Bloodsport with Edward R. Pressman, Chris Brown, Alberto Lensi, Australia-based Pictures in Paradise and Trans-American Films ….
Deadline recently reported that production on Expendables 3 is set to start this August and Lionsgate is in advanced talks with Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich, according to CEO Jon Feltheimer. Patrick Hughes is attached to direct Expendables 3, based on a script by series creator and star Sylvester Stallone. The ….
RZA reveals how his cousin O.D.B. of the Wu Tang clan provided inspiration for Russell Crowe’s character of Jack Knife in The Man with the Iron Fists. This even manifested itself in the music that plays when Crowe’s character is on screen.
World-renowned martial artist Marrese Crump recently wrapped shooting The Protector 2 (aka Tom Yum Goong 2, Warrior King 2), where he collaborated with Tony Jaa. After nearly a year of workshops and training, The Protector 2 has been crafted with specially designed fight sequences that take advantage of the 3D effects and the extreme athleticism ….
Filmmaker Joe Carnahan, who until recently was attached to direct a Daredevil reboot movie, posted a sizzle reel he put together to describe his vision for the never-to-happen dark take on the Marvel character. In it, he gives a shout out to Bruce Lee, Taxi Driver, Superfly and 1970’s urban culture. Check it out, below. ….
Based on the epic 1972 martial arts cult classic The 14 Amazons, renowned action star & producer Jackie Chan and director Frankie Chan’s (A Warrior’s Tragedy 2) remake, Legendary Amazons, debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on October 16th from Well Go USA. Cecilia Cheung (Shaolin Soccer), Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and Liu ….
Written and directed by Chen Kaige and set during the opulent Yuan Dynasty in the 5th century B.C., Sacrifice is the story of a newborn prince whose entire family, the Zhao clan, is wiped out by a rival general who ruthlessly seizes the throne. An ordinary man, the doctor who delivers the baby, gives up ….