Just when you thought the G.I. Joe franchise was dead, Paramount Pictures is back with a brand new movie based on the Hasbro toy franchise. But instead of continuing the series that started with G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the studio is heading in a new direction with an origin story for one of the most popular characters in the action figure line-up.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins kicked off production in Japan today with a special event overseas that revealed the film’s official logo and had some of the cast and crew partake in a special blessing ceremony at the Hie-Jinja Shrine in Tokyo, a historical Shinto site that has been around over 500 years. This ninja movie is real, and it’s on the way. Read More »
Iko Uwais kicked so much ass in the Indonesian action movie The Raid and the even more brutal sequel The Raid 2, and we’re wondering why no mainstream action movie has yet taken advantage of his incredible martial arts skills to their full potential. But hopefully that’s about the change, because the actor has landed a key role in the upcoming G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes starring Crazy Rich Asians leading man Henry Golding as the titular ninja commando. Read More »
The G.I. Joe spin-off movie Snake Eyes has found its Storm Shadow. Warrior actor Andrew Koji will play the ninja, who was once close with Snake Eyes before becoming his bitter enemy. Henry Golding will play Snake Eyes, while Red and R.I.P.D. filmmaker Robert Schwentke directs a script from Beauty and the Beast writer Evan Spiliotopoulos.
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In 1971, Bruce Lee pitched a concept for a TV series called The Warrior, following a martial artist in the American Old West. But the project fell through and the idea has laid dormant since. But about four years ago, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin teamed up with Cinemax to bring Lee’s never-produced idea to life.
Now Lee’s dream has been realized in the form of the Cinemax TV series Warrior, which is loosely based on his original concept. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s, the series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial artist who has immigrated from China and gets caught up in the Tong Wars taking over the city.
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