Gong Yoo Joins Yeon Sang-ho's Live Action Zombie Thriller BUSAN-BOUND

Yeon Sang-ho has come a long way in just a few years. After two highly acclaimed animations and another in post, the filmmaker will be making his live action debut this year, with the big-budget zombie thriller Busan-Bound. The Suspect's... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

WOLF TOTEM: Watch The Trailer For Jean-Jacques Annaud's Latest

If you are a fan of wolves French director Jean-Jacques Annaud's latest film, Wolf Totem, may just be up your alley. It will screen at the EFM in Berlin before it opens in his native France on February 25th. You... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Martial Artist Darren Shahlavi: 1972 - 2015

Martial artist and action star, Darren Shahlavi, passed away in his sleep on January 14th. A family member posted the announcement earlier today on Darren's Facebook page and tributes from action stars and action film sites started pouring in. Shahlavi's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Dallas! Win Tickets To See GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Courtesy Of The Texas Theatre And TwitchFilm!

Hey Dallas!The Historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff and TwitchFilm are teaming up to co-present a pair of very special screenings of Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur and we want to give you one of four pairs of passes for... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

LOVE AND PEACE: Watch This Manic Trailer For Sono Sion's Next

First, I love love love this poster for Sono Sion's upcoming Love And Peace. Want. Second, to call Japanese director Sono Sion prolific is a gross understatement. Why Don't You Play In Hell? got Stateside distribution thanks to Drafthouse Films and will be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Seol Kyung-gu And Ko Soo Will Search For Clues In LUCID DREAM

Seol Kyung-gu and Ko Soo are teaming for upcoming thriller Lucid Dream. From first-time director Kim Joon-sung, the film will also star Kang Hye-jung. The story, if I understood it correctly, deals with a father who goes searching for his... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Jung Woo-sung To Hunt Monsters In New Period Film

In the midst of the incredible popularity of Korean period films, yet another production has been announced. Jung Woo-sung has boarded Jakseoui Byeon - Attack of the Water Monster (a literal translation of the Korean title). A Joseon Era creature... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

For Our Sins, D-WAR 2 Is Going into Production

It's with a heavy heart that I report Shim Hyung-rae will start filming a sequel to his much-maligned 2007 CGI dragon action film D-War. Following casting, the film, called, D-War: Mystery of the Dragon, is set to go into production... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Rest In Peace, Origa

Earlier today, Anime News Network alerted its readers that Russian-born singer Olga Vitalevna Yakovleva, better known as Origa, has died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer. Origa was very popular in Japan, and known worldwide for singing the opening... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Can Evrenol Wraps BASKIN, Check The First Images Now!

Turkish director Can Evrenol has long been a favorite in these pages, his often horrific short films winning fans around the globe on the short film circuit. His most recent short effort - Baskin - is unquestionably his strongest, which... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MSG: MESSENGER OF GOD Cleared For Release, Indian Censor Board Head Resigns In Protest

In what has become one of the strangest power struggles in recent cinema history, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's (SGRRSJI) dramatized autobiographical film, MSG: Messenger of God has been cleared for cinema release on appeal to the Film Certification Appellate... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

A FAREWELL TO JINU To Open 25th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, nestled away amidst the snow of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, is one of Twitch's favourite celebrations of the weird and wonderful. Bringing together the best of Japan's more out-there filmmakers it offers a great... More »
  

Terracotta Is Bringing Chang Cheh's SHANGHAI 13 To DVD In UK!

Terracotta Distribution is bringing Chang Cheh's 1985 kung fu flick Shanghai 13 to DVD on February 9th to the UK. Chang Cheh was arguably one of the greatest martial arts film directors of his time (all time). He directed classics like... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

R100: Never Take A Dominatrix Out For Coffee!

R100, the outrageously funny film from Matsumoto Hitoshi will be out in cinemas and on VOD on January 23rd from Drafthouse Films. We have an outrageous clip to share with you. It is from early on in the film and features... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Catch KILLERS On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! Gritty Sundance selected thriller Killers is coming to the Royal Cinema for one night only on January 22nd and we've got two pairs of tickets to give away!A series of horrific murders have just gone viral, posted anonymously... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

GIOVANNI'S ISLAND: Receives Excellence Prize At The 38th Japan Academy Prizes

Nishikubo Mizuho's animated feature film Giovanni's Island won the Excellence Prize in the Animated Films Category of the 38th annual Japan Academy Prizes. This prize now nominates it for the Grand Prize in the same category. Winners will be announced by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DiCaprio And De Niro Clash In Trailer For Scorsese's THE AUDITION

Martin Scorsese finally unites his favourite leading men - Robert De Niro (collaborator on 8 films) and Leonardo DiCaprio (collaborator on 5 films) - in his upcoming short film The Audition. It should be pointed out that this is no... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trio Of New Johnnie To Projects Now In Production, Including Hong Kong Historical Anthology With John Woo, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam And More!

One thing that nobody will ever be able to accuse Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To of is being lazy. An incredibly prolific and genre hopping director, To frequently has multiple projects on the go simultaneously and that appears to be... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Ryoo Seung-wan And Hwang Jeong-min Reunite For THE VETERAN

Korea's Ryoo Seung-wan has been at or near the top of the nation's action film heap for better than a decade now thanks to a string of entertaining hits - and sometimes not-hits - and he's looking to retain his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM: Trailer For New Film From Director Of LINDA LINDA LINDA

What's this? A trailer for the new movie from Linda Linda Linda director Yamashita Nobuhiro? You bet. Yamashita's new film La La La At Rock Bottom opens in Japan on Valentine's Day, February 14th. We have the trailer to share... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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