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NAMHANSANSEONG: 17th Century War And Politics Collide In The Official Teaser Trailer

I'm almost certain director Hwang Dong-Hyuk's new period drama, Namhansangseon, will be re-titled with a more international appeal by its September theatrical release. Until then, that's the name of the film as it so reads on author Kim Hoon's 2007 Hakgojae novel publication, set amid the warring 17th century Joseon era.

Actor Park Hae-Il leads the cast as a King now under siege by Qing forces and forced into hiding in his moutain fortress where his two retainers, played bg Lee Byung-Hun and Kim Yun-Seok, both butt heads in their philosophies and ideals on how to deal with the Qing soliders; One wants to negotiate while the other wishes to fight head on. It's pretty much an epic deadlock and the latest teaser trailer illustrates that in sweeping fashion.

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HASEENA PARKAR: Catch The Gripping Trailer For Apoorva Lakhia's Brutal Crime Biopic

Real-life wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim's legacy has loosely served as the basis for compelling crime stories in over a decade. Director Apoorva Lakhia's own film, Haseena Parkar, is just the latest to surface and with none other than actress Shraddha Kapoor making the clear cut case in signature fashion for her debut performance in the title role as the elusive crime lord's now late sister.
Popularly known as “Aapa”- a name that sent shivers in Mumbai’s Nagpada area, HASEENA PARKAR is a true story based on the life and times of the sister of India’s Most Wanted Man.

The film charts her journey from a young girl to a mother of four to the Godmother of Nagpada across four decades in the Maximum City.
The Hindi crime thriller opens on August 18 from Swiss Entertainment with actor Siddhanth Kapoor and Ankur Bhatia also starring. A trailer arrived just shy of a few weeks ago and the footage boasts sheer promise with Kapoor commanding the screen, accompanied by some slick visua…

Jared Leto Reportedly Eyeing BLOODSHOT For Sony

With Sony Pictures still brewing their Valiant Comics slate, this week's update now has actor Jared Leto up for the title role of Bloodshot in a new feature adaptation. Dave Wilson, Deadpool director Tim Miller's partner at Blur Studios will be making his feature debut as of March with Original Films's Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe producing with Valiant's own Dinesh Shamdasani.
Upon confirmation, Leto's role will see him as Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless mob enforcer ensnared by both the family and the Witness Protection program, only to be subject to an experimental program involving the use of cutting-edge nanites to reconstruct his brain and body, turning him into a superhuman killing machine equipped with enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing. Bloodshot was created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton in 1992.
Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari on as executive producers. The film is just the second of a five-film plot building toward the culimating…

Lionsgate To Expand 'John Wick' Universe With BALLERINA

If you think Lionsgate is done blowing your collective minds into the stratosphere and beyond with all things John Wick, you couldn't be more wrong. Point in fact, with a comic book and a television series spin-off brewing, it turns out that the studio is ready to make the world of the titular assasin a whole lot bigger.

The word now is Ballerina - such is the title of the script acquired by Lionsgate in a bidding war against other studios last week. The project is described as a tonal nod to Luc Besson's 1990s action movie fervor with La Femme Nikita, but with a more pulpy, hyper-stylized treatment akin to the work of Quentin Tarantino or Matthew Vaughn.
Story details haven't been made public, save for the plot generally centered on a young woman raised as an assassin and subsequently sets out to murder her family's equally trained killers. The sale of the script is a milestone success for fledgling screenwriter, 23-year old Shay Hatten, a Loyola Marymount's Scho…

Ric Roman Waugh To Call The Shots As ANGEL HAS FALLEN Lands Director

Saban Films is poised to release the new crime thriller, Shot Caller, on August 18 in theaters following its current availability on demand. For this, keep an eye out for more news thereafter regarding the film's director, Ric Roman Waugh, who reportedly just landed Millenium Film's trilogy finale, Angel Has Fallen.
Actor Gerard Butler will reprise the role of secret service agent Mike Banning who now finds himself the target of killers while aboard Air Force One. Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, who wrote the first two titles in the trilogy - Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen - were last attached to pen the script.
Morgan Freeman will also return to the role of Alan Trumbull who was Speaker Of The House in the first film and U.S. Vice President in the second. Butler is producing the film via his G-BASE banner next to Alan Siegel and Danielle Robinson, and Millennium's John Thompson, Matt O’Toole, and Les Weldon. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Boaz Davidson …

Sony's SON OF SHAOLIN Enlists 'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa

The past year has been stirring a bit with Sony Pictures getting in on some kung fu action with the hopeful adaptation of Top Cow/Image Comics publication, Son Of Shaolin. The novel is heading to shelves in September and the project has since landed in the hands of Seven Bucks Productions whose own Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions will produce.

Casting has yet to begin but the latest report from Deadline quells any talk of Johnson having a role while what IS official is the news of Rick Famuyiwa in talks for the project. Famiyiwa once circled to helm Warner Bros.'s The Flash and is the man behind the 2015 comedy that stands equally in effect to its title, Dope.

The plot and story are nil while the film is being hoisted as a contemporary martial arts movie that pays tonal homage to Hong Kong action cinema, intertwining Shaolin mythology with coming-of-age hardship amid a gentrifying neighborhood. Longino wrote the initial draft for the film and is also exe…

Chadwick Boseman Sends His MESSAGE FROM THE KING In The Official Netflix Trailer

Marvel's latest endeavors to promote the new film, Black Panther, have done wonders for actor Chadwick Boseman in lieu of his other new forthcoming title, Message From The King from director Fabrice du Welz. The Netflix-bound crime drama is due for an August 4 release and the streaming company has launched its official trailer for the film which also has Teresa Palmer, Alfred Molina and Luke Evans starring.
After suddenly losing all contact with his younger sister, Jacob King (Chadwick Boseman) arrives in Los Angeles determined to track her down. Trying to piece together her last known movements, King finds unsettling evidence of a life gone off the rails – drugs, sex and secrets in the sleazy underbelly of the City of Angels. Undeterred by warnings to go home, King proves to more than a match for the violence he is confronted with as he relentlessly pursues the truth about what happened to his sister.Check out the trailer below!

THE NIGHT COMES FOR US: 'Ito' Peeks Out Of Joe Taslim's Instagram For The New Crime Thriller

Lest you forget about writer and director Timo Tjahjanto's solo directorial debut, The Night Comes For Us, more updates are still to come. Production on the film wrapped back in March on the pic with a near-seven year evolution in its wake before starting in December 2016.

With a Jakarta shoot 76 days in, it will be a while before we get to see some official jewels from production which has actor Joe Taslim (Furious 6, Star Trek: Beyond) making his debut. For now though, we have a new grab on display at Tjahjanto's Instagram which you can view below featuring Taslim in character.

Taslim plays Ito, a gangland enforcer arriving from his stint at abroad and home to his crime family in Jakarta only to find himself caught in a web of turmoil, treachery and violent upheaval. Reuniting with Taslim is action star Iko Uwais following their appearance together in Gareth Evans's The Raid (2011), along with Uwais and Tjahjanto's Headshot cast, actress Julie Estelle and actors Sun…

Kitamura's New Horror Thriller, DOWNRANGE, Aims For 2018

Pardon me while I continue to hopelessly wait for a sequel to Kitamura Ryuhei's 2000 smash hit, Versus. Needless to say though, I'm glad he's still on the move having last adapted Lupin III for the screen prior to his late 2016 attachment to home invasion thriller, Doorman, which interestingly got no movement at all from what I've observed, which sucks because the premise is just fantastic.
Pan over, however, to a new press announcement which talks of Kitamura's new sniper suspense thriller, Downrange, for which he is also producing the film with Eleven Arts's own Mori Ko (Lords of Chaos, Man From Reno, Uzumasa Limelight) and with Maki Taro (Motorway, Fulltime Killer) executive producing. In addition, Kitamura crafted the story with screenwriter Joey O'Bryan (Motorway, Fulltime Killer), which the presser describes as "a minimalist thriller with maximum tension" and promises to deliver "nonstop tension from its opening frame".

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THE MARRIAGE PACT: Justin Haythe To Pen Psychological Thriller Novel Adaptation For Fox

New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond's new psychological suspense novel The Marriage Pact, gets published on July 25 courtesy of Random House's Bantam label with foreign editions to be made available thereafter. In its wake, a film adaptation will now arrive with word that 20th Century Fox has nabbed the feature film rights for Justin Haythe to adapt screenplay with Chernin Entertainment producing.
In The Marriage Pact, after receiving an enticing wedding gift, newlyweds Alice and Jake decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. The goal. of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. However, the young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare. 20th Century Fox’s Kira Goldberg will oversee the project for the studio. Haythe's writing credits include the upcoming 20th…