The remake of JCVD’s classic Kickboxer just got more interesting! The full cast has been revealed and it includes some of today’s top martial arts stars. Already confirmed for the film was former UFC Champ George St. Pierre, Dave Bautista, and Alain Moussi. Set to be directed by Stephen Fung ( Tai Chi Zero and Hero) Kickboxer is looking to be very promising. Check out some clips of the stars and get a taste of what’s in store for Kickboxer!
In the world of MMA action speaks loder than words ( except if you are Chael Sonnen) and it was alot of “talking” going on between current UFC Light Heavy champion and undefeated contender Daniel Cormier. Over the recent months there has been some trash talk betwen the two. Things got REAL recently and here,s the footage:
Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Brawl at UFC 178 Media …: http://youtu.be/-uK23HPTiOY
Jon Jones tweets:
Daniel Cormier tweets:
I am definitely looking foward to this fight!
Michael Jai White’s long awaited Falcon Rising ( previously titled Favela) has a new trailer! The action in this trailer looks great and Michael has said that this is the type of role he wanted! Let’s hope that means a whole bunch of butt kicking! The lovley Laila Ali is in the film as well as Capoeira favorite Lateef Crowder and Neal McDonough. Check out the trailer below and get ready for the falcon to rise!!! Falcon Rising is set for release September 5, 2014.
Although some critics and genre fans alike slammed the RZA’s directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists a sequel is due out December 2014. Kungfukingdom.com reports that Roele Reine ( Death Race 2) will direct while the RZA returns as The Blacksmith. While many fans were disappointed in the RZA’s directorial debut, I was not. Let me tell you why.
First, as a inner city kid that grew up watching Shaw Brothers, Ocean Shores, and any and every kung fu movie I could the RZA will forever be my hero because he pursued his dream of co-writing and directing his homage to the old school kung fu classics with his ideas and vision. I agree it is not the masterpiece that many hoped for but it was still decent and better than some of the trash people rave over. Secondly, Hollywood needs more black and minority writers and directors who think outside the box. Much of the RZA’s ideas seemed to be based on a combination of Kid With The Golden Arms as well as experiences growing up in an urban environment yet he set his movie in a fictional multicultural China instead of “The Hood” and re-hashing tired old stereotypes of the perceived misfortunes of Urban Life. To me The RZA proved that he has imagination something that is lacking in many Hollywood productions and especially the ones about blacks and other minorities. I am looking forward to The Man with the Iron Fists: Sting of the Scorpion and will definitely own it when it is released.
If you don’t own The Man with the Iron Fists get it!
Another busy weekend for UFC fans as UFC on Fox 12 brought fans to their edge of their seats by Matt brown vs Robbie Lawler and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s COMPLETE dismantling of Rogeiro Nogueira. Good news for Robbie Lawler as he earns another shot at Johnny Hendricks.
Get ready for UFC Fight Night August 16 which is headlined by Ryan Bader vs Ovince Saint Preux in a light heavyweight showdown. Check out the rest of the card here. Where has Junior Dos Santos been hiding? Check out MMAFighting.com and find out what’s up with JDS.
Check out Dana White’s thoughts on UFC on Fox 12
Good news coming out of the San Diego Comic Con for Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist Fans. The hugely successful web-series is getting a sequel! Variety.com is reporting that Capcom has given the green light for a sequel , “World Warriors” to be filmed by the same crew that brought us the magnificent true to the video game digital series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. This is extremely exciting news and it demonstrates the market for good video game to movie adaptations is alive and well. Check out our review of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist here.
Happy Birthday, Donnie Yen!!!
Hong Kong Kung Fu cinema favorite and one of the hottest action actors in the world Donnie Yen is celebrating a birthday today July 27! Donnie is . Donnie continues to be one of the busiest and sought after action stars in the world. Fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Kung Fu Jungle and the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon!
DVD and Blu Ray Releases
Martial Arts movie dynamo Donnie Yen is back with a teaser trailer for the upcoming thriller Kung Fu Jungle.Kung Fu Jungle is directed by Teddy Chan and also starring Wang Baoqiang. The teaser looks intriguing and slightly creepy and the small glimpses of action look very good.
The plot(taken from donnieyen.asia): A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Check out the teaser and see if you wan to join Donnie Yen in the Kung Fu Jungle!