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TAKING ACTION IN THE OUTBACK: Award-Winning Director Johnny Balazs On NIGHT SHIFT, Filmmaking, Fandom And Fortitude

The last few years have proven helpful in discovering talent out in Australia, and not without some serious internal effort for that matter on the part of its select residents. Characteristically, Australia is just one example out of many in the world in which a demographic of inspired, up-and-coming creatives work and do their best to thrive in their field of choice, which is film. In parallel, however, the land down under also has its share of setbacks - specifically pertaining to the business stimulus of producing local action films. Melbourne-based filmmaker Johnny Balazs is just one out of the pressing handful of talents working and shaping himself around a lens to change this.
"The term independent action cinema doesn't exist in Australia." says Balazs. "I would often ask people name one action film that's Australian that you remember and can recall in the last 5 years. Most say Fury Road, but that's not Australian money, that's not Australian deal…

BHAVESH JOSHI: SUPERHERO: Don't Miss The Supercharged Teaser Trailer For The Hindi Vigilante Thriller

Vikramaditya Motwane's producer's hat is pretty sizable in his 10 years+ career. He's also directed three films and now his fourth and latest feature welcomes another addition to the masked vigilante genre in Bhavesh Joshi: Superhero.
Eros is opening the new Hindi language thriller on May 25 with actor Harshvardhan Kapoor in the title role. The film's arrival reportedly follows a four year period that saw a revolving door of actors as the project was shelved repeatedly prior to a production that eventually wrapped last summer.
There isn't much to go by in terms of the plot, although there's quite a bit to draw from what we get to see in terms of our protagonist, his fighting style, stunt work and the villanous presence our hero will eventually clash with. Check it out below and share your thoughts.

The Official Trailer For Crime Thriller JET TRASH Is All The Rave

Charles Henri Belleville's latest crime drama, Jet Trash, has come a long way since first hitting festival screens at Edinburgh in 2016 (hence the trippy, snazzy poster art above). Jump over to this Spring and with Indican Pictures taking the mantle for North America, a limited theatrical date has been set for April 27 for movie goers to make note of.
Two friends cross a London gangster forcing them to flee England. Lee and Sol are hiding out on a beach in Southern India living a slacker life of sex, drugs and parties. Trouble comes to paradise when Vix, a beautiful girl from Lee's past, turns up. Things get worse when the gang find themselves up against crooked cops, local hoodlums, gangsters.... and their past. How far do you have to go to get away? An official trailer has already begun making the rounds for the film which stems from Simon Lewis' 1999 novel, "Go". Robert Sheehan, Osy Ikhile and upcoming  Hotel Artemis actress Sofia Boutella star.

THE 12TH MAN: Don't Miss The Official Trailer For Harald Zwart's New War Epic

IFC Midnight is proudly presenting WWII drama, The 12th Man on limited theatrical and VOD starting May 4. Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, The Karate Kid) sits at the helm for the epic new survival tale that casts Thomas Gullestad and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, with Mads Sjogard Pettersen and Maria Grazia Di Meo from a script by Petter Skavlan.
This breathtaking action adventure tells an incredible true-life story of heroism and a man’s unbreakable will to live. Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It’s a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months—and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. With gut-punching realism and vivid psychological immediacy, director Harold Zwart pays tribute to one man’s extraordin…

Parisian Zombie Thriller THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD Opens In North America This Summer

If foreign zombie thrillers are more your speed, expect your summer get a little better with the forthcoming arrival of Dominique Rocher's The Night Eats The World. Blue Fox Entertainment has reportedly nabbed U.S. rights to the French/Norwegian pic as it segues to an English-subbed North American premiere in Tribeca this weekend with Blue Fox rolling out its genuine English-language version later this year.
Tribeca programmer Matt Barone sets the tone:
One night, Sam attends a raucous apartment party in Paris. But, pressured to show up against his will and not feeling festive, the dejected Sam heads to a private room and falls asleep. The next morning, everything has changed: The walls are stained with blood, there isn’t a living soul in sight, and the dead have taken over the streets. Barricading himself inside, he hunkers down for safety, anticipating a long haul. As the undead congregate outside, Sam passes the lonely months by entertaining himself however possible. But there’s…

Michelle Yeoh And Selina Lo To Star In BOSS LEVEL

I've seen my fair share of time loop thrillers. Joe Carnahan, the man with the plan for the upcoming reinstallment of The Raid has his own vested in Boss Level, and once more returning actor Frank Grillo to the big screen courtesy of Entertainment Studios following their acquisition from Emmett/Furla/Oasis a few days ago.
Grillo is already joined by Naomi Watts, Ken Jeong, and Mel Gibson for the new movie still in production, and as it stands, word brings that martial artists, actresses Selina Lo and the incomparable Michelle Yeoh are now attached to the film. Production is already underway in Atlanta, Georgia with a 2019 release in tow, as reported via Patrick Frater's exclusive at Variety on Friday.
Groundhog Day with an action genre twist – BOSS LEVEL follows the story of ROY PULIVER who is trapped in a time loop. Every day he wakes up and the assassins that are pursuing him find some new awful way to dispose of him – the only change in his day is which of them manages to k…

BUFFALO BOYS: A Tale Of Vengeance That Hailed Legends In The Official Trailer

It's a rousing time for actor Yoshi Sudarso who will be getting a little screentime of his own for the Frontières Proof Of Concept showcase at Cannes for Bao Tran's kung fu feature, The Paper Tigers. In the meantime, his biggest score by far in his career is set to arrive later this year in a debut role next to actor Ario Bayu for period Western actioner, Buffalo Boys, from debut director Mike Wiluan.
Sudarso, best known for his role in hit series, Power Rangers: Dino Charge, and Bayu who also stars in Java Heat with Mickey Rourke, lead the narrative for Wiluan's new film as two brothers on a mission of vengeance for their father's death against corrupt Dutch colonialists in the 1800s. Wiluan penned the script along with screenwriter Raymond Lee with the addition of action sequences to boot courtesy of Kazu Patrick Tang of Hard Target 2 fame.
A release date hasn't been set just yet while Screenplay Infinite is more than willing, as of Friday, to oblige moviegoing …


As 2017 came to a close, the new year felt ripe in its approach with the number of projects - particularly coming out of Southeast Asia - that were slated to arrive at forthcoming dates. It all stems from the kind of residual energy and excitement that has been percolating since Gareth Huw Evans put an unknown in the spotlight with Iko Uwais in Merantau, just several years before an already world-scale famous Tony Jaa would segue into more flexible auspices of management ahead of Furious 7, among other regional entities such as in Singapore, India, the Philippines, Cambodia and the like.
It's not without its show of struggle though, given the well-documented hurdles faced by aspiring artists toward the action genre in most of these territories - a reminder that the renaissance we're now seeing has been, a continues to be one that is long and hard fought for. Undoubtedly, Indonesia stands to gain plenty from this growth - a fact that producer Mike Wiluan is fully aware of in th…

Take A Shot At The New Hellbound Trailer For DOWNRANGE

As promised, an official trailer arrived for Kitamura Ryuhei's latest survival horror, Downrange, which is exclusively premiering on Shudder on April 26. There's not much else to it apart from bearing a different cut than the TIFF trailer from last year, but it doesn't undercut the buzz it's earned and needless to say, anyone with an affinity for cult thrillers knows who Kitamura is, and the thrills he brings to the screen. Six college students are carpooling cross-country when one of their tires blows out on a desolate stretch of country road. Getting out to fix the flat, they quickly discover that this was no accident. The tire was shot out. With their vehicle incapacitated, the group is pinned down and mercilessly attacked by an unseen assailant as they desperately attempt to find a way to escape. Bloody Disgusting presented the official trailer on Thursday and you can check it out below. Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez-Farella, Anthony Kirlew, Alex…

BLEACH Unleashes The Beasts In The First Official Trailer!

Indeed, the desktop version of this article looks a lot better so if you're on mobile, feel free to switch that shit. At any rate though, Japan locals are officially two months out from bearing witness to what a live-action adaptation of Kubo Tite's highly beloved manga, BLEACH, looks like on the big screen.

The official trailer is live and online and packed with sorts of monster-battling antics comprised of the work it took for this film to get put together. The cast is seemingly small for this one as it appears many of the supporting characters from the original property have been done away with. That could change with sequels and even then, we all know how that works.

Director Sato Shinsuke and co-scribe Habara Daisuke shepherd the pic inspired by the manga, reuniting Blade Of The Immortal pair Fukushi Sota and Sugisaki Hana for the tale of Kuroskaki Ichigo a ghost-whispering high school student suddenly embued by spirit warrior, Rukia, with the powers of a Soul Reaper to h…