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The HeyUGuys Interview: Director Gavin Hood on Ender’s Game

Director Gavin Hood is no stranger to anticipation and spectacle. He has had a nicely eclectic career moving from an actor in Kickboxer 5 to directing the Oscar-winning Tsoti in just ten years.

He took a lot of criticism for his entry in the X-Men cinematic universe with the Wolverine Origin story and there’s a similar level of anticipation for his next film, the grand sci-fi epic Ender’s Game.

James Kleinmann got to sit down with the director to talk about the film, you can see that below.

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Kickboxer Remake Lands Director Stephen Fung

Kickboxer Remake Lands Director Stephen Fung
Just hours after we reported that Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1988 breakout hit Bloodsport is getting remade by Relativity Media, Radar Pictures is developing a reboot of the action star's 1989 thriller Kickboxer.

Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Hero) has signed on to direct, working from a screenplay by Jim McGrath and Dimitri Logothetis. The original Kickboxer centered on Kurt Sloane (Jean-Claude Van Damme), who trains in the art of Muay Thai kickboxing to take on a brutal champion who severely injured his brother.

Dimitri Logothetis is also producing alongside Radar's Ted Field and Nick Celozzi, with Mike Weber and Peter Meyer executive producing. Casting is currently under way, with the filmmakers hoping to get production started either this fall or in early 2014.

Kickboxer spawned four straight-to-video sequels, none of which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Sasha Mitchell starred in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991), Kickboxer 3: The Art of War
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Special Features - Mark Dacascos: The Nearly Man

Tom Jolliffe looks back at the career of Mark Dacascos...

Sometimes there is someone who flirts with the big time, but for one reason or another, never quite makes it. In the grand pantheon of action star legends, you will remember such luminaries as Arnold, Sly, Jean Claude, Steven and Dolph. They forged lasting careers, gaining popularity on the big screen and/or the video market. It’s down to luck, the package they offer, and durability, that means a film can still be pre-sold to all the major territories, for the big screen or the major video market by the name one of the big boys. Whether it was a breakout role that held them in good stead for the lengthy careers which followed, or a string of successes that were enough to override any subsequent failures, the likes of Stallone are big business. In the action genre, there
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10 possible stars for The Expendables 2

The Expendables may have boasted a stellar line-up of 80s action stars, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hope for even more of them in its sequel. Here are Ron’s suggestions…

The Expendables isn't out just yet as I write this, but I have no doubt that it's going to be a huge hit. Well, okay, maybe it won't be a huge hit, but like Sly Stallone's return to his Rambo roots, it's going to do really well.

I mean, it's basically every major action movie star (and some minor action movie stars) from the 80s all in the same film. However, there were some shameful omissions that can be added to the mix for The Expendables 2.

I'm not talking about high profile omissions, like Jean-Claude Van Damme or Steven Crotchkicker Seagal, though those guys would be awesome to have in The Expendables universe. I'm talking about
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