Wesley Snipes may have high aspirations to do his own film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the way that J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI attempted to control and/or discredit the civil rights movement. But don’t think that Mr. Snipes isn’t going to keep making regular old movies. He’s got a tax bill to pay, after all.
So here’s news of a martial arts comedy called Master Daddy that the action star should start shooting any time now. And wait until you see the guest appearance list, which kicks off with the internet’s favorite ass-kicking meme, Chuck Norris. Read More »
It has been a while since Tsui Hark was on top of the Hong Kong film scene. But for anyone who was knee deep in HK flicks through the ’80s and ’90s, the name should still be enough to pique some interest.
If you didn’t have the good fortune to live through that fantastic movie boom, or if the name isn’t enough, just check out the trailer for his latest film, Detective Dee. This is a mad collection of great images, and if the film is even half as visually exciting, it could be a real return to form for Hark. Read More »
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TMNT director Kevin Monroe has signed on to direct War Monkeys, and Sammo Hung is in talks to star for Dark Horse Indie. The sci-fi horror comedy tells the story of two slacker janitors who get trapped in an underground research facility (think Area 51) during the Christmas holiday, after accidentally unleashing military-trained research monkeys.
Monroe explained to Sci-Fi that it is “almost like a modern-day Abbott and Costello movie”, comparing the plot to Aliens and later saying that the screenplay is “sort of like if Tarantino wrote Gremlins“. What?! Munrow plans to shoot the film using a mix of live trained rhesus monkeys, puppets and some CG. Monroe tells THR, “Monkeys, guns, explosions. As a genre freak, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Sounds like it could either be a lot of fun or just plain stupid. The talent involved sounds much better than the idea itself. Monroe will start work on War Monkeys after he finishes Dead of Night, his big screen adaptation of the Italian comic-book series Dylan Dog, which stars Brandon Routh.