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Vincent Zhao-Starring INVISIBLE TATTOO Inks A Stimulating Action Teaser

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Much was ado earlier this season for actor and martial artist Vincent Zhao whose latest with director and co-star Lu Yitong now spawns the retitled period pic, Invisible Tattoo. The project is a 1935-set actioner that takes place in a southwestern salt industry town and there's no doubt that some thrilling martial arts action will ensue per recent stills and an official teaser now online.
Xu Dongdong, Li Mincheng, Sang Ping, Sawada Ken, Juliet Gama and Wang Shengdi also star along with none other than actor and freerunning stunt extraordinare David Belle in his latest stint in China since last year's Super Express. That's all there is to document for now about this movie while the teaser itself is ripe and yours to watch and rewatch to your heart's desire. Peep it.


MORTAL ENGINES: London Goes Hunting In The First Official Teaser

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Phillip Reeve's award-winning inaugural fantasy novel, Mortal Engines, breathed new life into its fandom upon the announcement of a live-action adaptation from the team that brought loyal movielovers The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. Here and now rejoining acclaimed Peter Jackson serving in a writing and producing capacity is Oscar-decorated VFX wizard Christian Rivers in his first major debut at the helm for a what looks to be a reverent, lively cinematic transition for the start of a new franchise going into 2018. Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should…

ANG PANDAY: Catch The Trailer For Coco Martin's Fantasy Action Adventure

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Steve Gan's eponymous 1981, Ang Panday, a comic centered on a blacksmith destined to defend the Earth from evil with a majestic sword forged from supernatural ore, saw its rise to popularity and continued lifespan over the years. Having segued into a series live-action films, spin-offs and TV shows to date, folks can now expect its return to the big screen with Rodel Nacianceno (best known as Coco Martin) donning the title role for his latest solo debut at the helm from Star Cinema. Lizardo, the immortal evil nemesis of Panday comes back from the world of darkness to once again bring havoc to the human race. With Flavio III not knowing that his bloodline is the only one capable of destroying Lizardo, he will have to scour different worlds to be able to gain the trust of the mythical power of the legendary sword. Martin is joined by Jake Cuenca, Gloria Romero and Jaime Fabregas for the film's upcoming run at the Metro Manila Film Fest next week. Check out the trailer below.


Simon West's TSUNAMI LA Sets Korean Movie Star Gang Dong-Won's U.S. Debut

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South Korean actor Gang Dong-Won (Kundo, Master, The Priests) is one of his region's most popular actors. That said, if you were to ask me if he would be on par for a Western debut, I'd say your guess is as good as mine...or in this case, Stratton, Gun Shy and The Expendables 2 helmer Simon West's.
Per Variety's exclusive over the weekend, Tsunami LA is the title of Gang's American debut with international reps Hannibal Classics and Foresight Unlimited producing through a $55 million dollar budget. The film is currently in pre-production for a 2019 relese with a story telling of a massive tidal wave that hits Los Angeles.
“I found the script very interesting when Hannibal first showed it to me. Also, people of my generation all have a special reminiscence about West’s ‘Con Air’,” Gang told Variety. “And it is a rare opportunity obtain a leading role in a Hollywood film on my international debut.”
“I am very excited to be the one to present this accomplished actor t…

FIVE-A-DAY ROUND-UP XI: Creed 2, Ready Player One, The Last One, Tomb Raider, X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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Lest we stray too far from Stallone, we can't continue from yesterday without mentioning Creed 2. Ryan Coogler shepherded the 2015 spin-off near perfectly with Michael B. Jordan starring, and host to a bevy of talent as well as a spry and impressive one-take boxing match midway in the film. Stallone and attached filmmaker Stephen Caple Jr. will commence production in Spring next year with Jordan joined once more by Tessa Thompson along with the long-rumored, expected return of Rocky IV antagonist Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago, and bearing rumors in mind, an actor slated to play Drago's son, whoever that is. 
Shooting a commercial with Dolph today… Getting ready for working with the big man in CREED 2 A post shared by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on Dec 14, 2017 at 4:59pm PST
With Ernest Cline's 2011 publication of Ready Player One.. I never even read the book. All I know really is that the official trailer from earlier this year is as exquisite as one could hope wit…

Review: MEMOIR OF A MURDERER Deliniates A Solicitious, Compelling Profile With Ferocious Resolve

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Won Shin-Yeon landed a healthy crowdpleaser in 2013 with the Gong Yoo-led espionage fugutive actioner, The Suspect. The former stuntman-turned-director has dabbled sufficiently in years prior with other genres like horror, comedy and suspense and for this, his latest novel adaptation, Memoir Of A Murderer, should generally prove a worthy blend of each for Won's audience among others.
Pacing overall wanes midway into the film to a small extent as Won extracts as much narrative as he can from Kim Young-Ha's 2013 publication. Accomplished in wake of this are a mulitude of things that help supplement the film's progression without losing its identity or energy, including solid performances from the cast led by Rikidozan and The Merciless star, actor Sol Kyung-Gu who compels as Kim Byeong-Soo, a stoic former serial killer-turned-veterinarian now struggling with dementia and looming Alzheimers.
True to its film title, Memoir Of A Murderer dives right in to its murky, fluctuati…

'Annabelle' Helmer's Dystopian Invasion Thriller, THE SILENCE, Sets At Global Road

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Global Road Entertainment recently announced its U.S. acquisition to author Tim Lebbon's forthcoming 2018 novel, The Silence. Chairman and CEO of Global Road Entertainment Rob Friedman made the case last week to the press with the goal of ramping of the company's film production slate this year, and with Annabelle helmer John Leonetti to direct. THE SILENCE is the story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have bred for decades in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they’re ready to emerge. Leading the cast will be Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Spotlight), Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, Annabelle: Creation), Kiernan Shipka (AMC’s Mad Men) and John Corbett (HBO’s Sex and the City). Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil franchise), Al…

STRIKE BACK Calls For Payback In The First Official Series Trailer

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Hit Cinemax series Strike Back is making a stellar return amid a slate of fresh new serial content for the network in 2018. A new cast sets things in order for the rebooted show which has already begun airing in the U.K. at Sky One and will succeed its rollout for North America on February 2.
Disavowed and disbanded, the Section program is restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity. As the team journeys across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy that threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever.
Headlining are actors Warren Brown and Daniel MacPherson, and actresses Roxanne McKee and Alin Sumarwata with Nina Sosanya, Katherine Kelly and Trevor Eve also starring. The first official teaser arrived back in Sep…

KILL OR BE KILLED: 'John Wick' Team To Tackle Image Comics Adaptation

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Stunt veteran and second unit director-turned filmmaker Chad Stahelski has his plate full going into 2018. With John Wick: Chapter Three currently in pre-production and a reboot of sword-swinging immortal saga, Highlander, still cooking under the pen, Stahelski is reportedly attached to another project as of this week with word from The Hollywood Reporter on Ed Brubaker's Sean Phillips-inked 2017 Image Comics publication, Kill Or Be Killed.
The project tells of a depressed college student who attempts suicide. He survives due to unlikely events but is soon visited by a demon who explains that he was the one who spared the student's life. But there's a price to be paid: Going forward, the young man will be allowed to live one month for every person he kills. Stahelski is reteaming with John Wick franchise producer Basil Iwanyk who will produce Kill Or Be Killed with Erica Lee at Thunder Road along with mother! producer Jeff Waxman from a script by Kin scribe Dan Casey. Brub…

FIVE-A-DAY ROUND-UP X: Showdown In Manila, Savage Attack, Maximum Impact, Escape Plan: Hades, Escape Plan: Devil's Station

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There's no way we're not including five more beefed up reasons to look out for more action titles to come in 2018. Here's the latest Five-A-Day round-up!...

Keep in mind what lies ahead from multifaceted actor and producer Alexander Nevsky who made a steady and feasible effort in the past year with Black Rose. His biggest project thusfar, Mark Dacascos's Showdown In Manila aims to top it having already been a reported hit in Russia and now stakes a U.S. release from ITN with Nevsky and actor Casper Van Dien who summon a team of badasses to tackle a terrorist organization upon uncovering a murder. January 19 is the limited theaters date followed by a Digital and VoD rollout on January 26.

Romeo Must Die and Cradle 2 The Grave helmer Andrzej Bartkowiak's new film, Maximum Impact, is still a bit of an anomaly. The project doesn't yet have a trailer but it is completed and has since garnered screenings at the American Film Market back in November with none other tha…