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Xyz Films Raises $100 Million in Production Financing

Los Angeles-based production, sales and management outfit Xyz Films has raised $100 million in production financing across a slate of 15 to 20 films.Venture capital firm Ipr.Vc, based in Helsinki, Finland, is co-financing the slate. Xyz made the announcement Thursday on the second day of the American Film Market.Notable Xyz titles include Gareth Evans’ “The […]

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Choose Your Fighters: ‘Mortal Kombat’ Casts A New Crew Of Killer Champions

Choose your fighter. Hot on the heels of today’s Liu Kang casting news, The Hollywood Reporter says several actors have signed on for roles in the next “Mortal Kombat” movie being produced by James Wan and currently slated for a spring 2021 release.A few hours after Chinese actor Ludi Lin— best known for roles in […]

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‘Mortal Kombat’: Joe Taslim Joins Cast as Sub-Zero

Indonesian actor/martial artist Joe Taslim has been cast as Sub-Zero in New Line Cinema’s epic-action film “Mortal Kombat.” The film is set to shoot in South Australia later this year, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.The film, produced by “Aquaman” director James Wan and based on the hugely successful video game franchise, […]

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‘Triple Threat’ Trailer: Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, and Scott Adkins in the Same Movie? Sign Us Up

If you asked a group of diehard genre fans to make a list of the four best martial arts movie stars in the world right now, I imagine an overwhelming majority of the results would include these names: Tony Jaa (the Ong Bak trilogy), Iko Uwais (The Raid films), Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi), […]

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Film Review: ‘Apostle’

After a failed first feature that practically no one saw, Welsh director Gareth Evans traveled all the way to Jakarta to jump-start his career, helming a stunning trio of whiplash-fast action movies featuring the Indonesian martial art of silat — “Merantau,” “The Raid” and “The Raid 2” — that established him as a cutting-edge choreographer […]

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‘The Nun’ director Corin Hardy boards Pulse Films series ‘Gangs Of London’

Series comes from The Raid pair Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery.Corin Hardy, the director The Conjuring spin-off The Nun, has signed on for the first three episodes of upcoming gangland thriller series Gangs Of London.The Sky Atlantic and Cinemax series, produced by Pulse Films and co-produced with Sister Pictures, is from The Raid franchise pair […]

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Netflix Sets Indonesian Action Film ‘The Night Comes For Us’ For October

Global streaming service, Netflix will give a release to Indonesian action film “The Night Comes for Us,” later this month. The film stars Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim, who both starred in previous Indonesian breakout action film “The Raid.”“The Night” had its theatrical premiere last month at the Fantastic Film Festival (aka Fantastic Fest) in […]

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