Another day of multiple new articles, but most are short and sweet. Let’s start with images for Liam Neeson’s sequel to Taken. While contemplated whether this was a “martial arts movie” I figured I’d let it slide since there is fighting in the film and the first one was amazing.
If you’re wondering what the story will be about, it’s actually not that bad of a concept. Much better than the idea for the Hangover 2, where they just reused the exact same plot. Give it a read here:
When Bryan Mills finds out that his ex-wife Lenore is getting a divorce, he invites her and their daughter Kim to join him in Istanbul on the perfect weekend break with the aim of winning back Lenore’s heart.
But Bryan killed to save his daughter, in the original film, and now he and his family must pay. Bryan and Lenore are abducted, but Kim manages to escape…
I’ll probably be keeping tabs on this one since I liked the original, but I understand if you guys think it’s not martial arts related. Just let me know if you want more news and I’ll keep posting it.
The next set of pics comes from the Stallone/Schwarzenegger collab project. The film, called the Tomb, will put the two legends on the screen once again as they play two men who must break out of a prison. Synopsis provided after the final picture.
Ray Breslin is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He’s framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.
While the story isn’t anything special, I’m pretty amazed by the fact that both Stallone and Schwarzenegger went for the older look. I personally think this was a great idea and I’m curious to see how it plays into the story. Hopefully we will be able to see more images and clips as filming continues.
Lastly is a little more news about Jackie and his plans for future films. While he was at Cannes, he said:
”I will ask my body how long I can go. I’m not young anymore. In the future I’ll still do ‘Karate Kid 2?, ‘Rush Hour 4?.”
Now, don’t take this as a confirmation that Jackie will be making a Karate Kid 2 or Rush Hour 4, he just doesn’t mind doing it. Jackie’s been misinterpreted already, and I don’t feel like adding fuel to a different fire.
I’m fine with Jackie stating he doesn’t mind, though I’d rather see another Karate Kid than a Rush Hour. Actually, if we’re gonna do that, I’d rather see a Shanghai Knights sequel more than anything.
Source: Asian Movie Pulse