Donnie Yen is covered in golden fur in his latest FX heavy movie, The Monkey King. After recently seeing Steven Chow’s seminal Journey to the West, a movie that shares the same Chinese legend, it will be interesting to see how Donnie and co try to outdo that movie.
If you have not seen Ninja 2 then go see it. Scott Adkins is a martial arts actor who delivers one hell of a great fight movie in Ninja 2. Kane Kosugi, son of the legendary Sho Kosugi, goes toe to toe with Scott in a final fight scene that puts to shame every final battle of every Hollywood action movie of the last ten years. We still await a dream movie in which Adkins fights Donnie Yen.
Here is a recent(ish) interview with director Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins talking about the movie process. Very interesting and worth a look.
In what is a rather awful title, Donnie Yen returns to a period piece for some contemporary action. Plotwise, the movie follows Donnie Yen as a top-notch martial arts instructor at the Hong Kong Police Academy who is imprisoned for accidentally killing a man. Yen may not be able to stay behind bars for long as shortly after his arrest, a deranged killer (played by Wang Baoqiang) begins targeting the best and brightest martial arts fighters in Hong Kong.
Jackie Chan returns to his most enduring franchise. Police Story 2013 sees the man square off against the bad guys in the fifth instalment of the series. Looks great with awesome vehicular stunts while Jackie brings the moves to some awesome fight scenes.
Lucky enough to catch a fight scene from this movie. Very excited by the mixture of old school kung fu with modern action cinema camera techniques. Yuen Woo Ping is the action director and it seems he has learnt a thing or two from Sammo Hung who also stars in this hard hitting martial arts movie.
Korea has been crafting some of the finest action thrillers over the last decade. If you haven’t seen The Man From Nowehere, A Bittersweet Life or I saw The Devil then perhaps the trailer for The Suspect may pique your curiosity. This certainly looks like the movie The Bourne Legacy tried to be.
Getting into the ole Christmas spirit.
Here’s my silly film noir poster for Adventure Time. It’s an 18x24 screen print and it’s available from the Mondo booth (#437) at San Diego Comic Con.
It’s a real honour to be even tangentially involved with such an amazing show.
A Rogues Gallery of ink doodles
2012 in cancelled projects, alternate directions, abandoned sketches and bad ideas.
All rough sketches from this year that never went anywhere, or changed drastically on the road to final.