Jon Foo in Tekken

Jon Foo is the new Jackie Chan. Well, for the purposes of CBS’ Rush Hour pilot, anyway. The British actor, stunt man, and martial artist has just been cast as Detective Lee in the action-comedy series, based on the 1998 film starring Chan and Chris Tucker.

More details on the new Rush Hour casting after the jump. Read More »

‘Bangkok Revenge’ Trailer

The setup of the film Bangkok Revenge is classic action fantasy: a young boy sees his family murdered, then instead of getting on with his life spends years training as a fighter in order to take revenge on those responsible. I’m sure he feels a lot better at the end of the movie, too. Or he might, if he hadn’t survived a bullet to the head, a lasting effect of which was the deadening of all emotional capacity. Isn’t it convenient that a guy who (thinks he) needs to seek revenge can’t feel anything? With the parade of disgusting news events recently, I could use that particular disability.

Anyway, Jean-Marc Minéo directs and Thai fighter Jon Foo (Tekken, Tom Yum Goong) stars as the killing machine who busts heads for our entertainment. David Ismalone, who got his start doing stunts on Ong Bak and also worked on Ultraviolet, Beautiful Boxer, and The Vampire Effect, reportedly did the stunt and fight choreography. Check out their work below. Read More »