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Asia News Round-Up: Donnie Yen's "Iceman 3D" & "Kung Fu Killer"; Chen Kaige's "The Monk"

4:02 PM 3/14/2014 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "Kung Fu Killer"
Now that the Winter season in China have came and gone, it’s time for Spring, which means it’s time for yet another Donnie Yen movie (Yup, he has a movie for every season). Opening in April, The Iceman 3D is a remake of a minor 80s action-comedy that starred Yuen Biao.

Donnie Yen and Chow Yun-Fat Not Committed to "The Monkey King 2"

12:49 PM 3/13/2014 by Senh Duong
Chow Yun-Fat, Aaron Kwok, and Donnie Yen in "The Monkey King"
Chow Yun-Fat originally said he would return for a sequel to the $65M budgeted The Monkey King if it makes $150M at the box office in China, which is its breakeven mark.

Van Damme Wants Role in Expendables 4 and to Work with Tony Jaa

4:16 PM 3/11/2014 by Senh Duong
Jean Claude Van Damme in "The Expendables 2"
Jean Claude Van Damme wrote The Expendables fansite to, pretty much, beg Sylvester Stallone to write him back into the franchise with The Expendables 4.

Jon M. Chu Godfathers 'Run,' High Concept Horror For Lionsgate – EXCLUSIVE: G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu and Hieu Ho have made a deal to produce Run, a high concept action horror film they’ve set at Lionsgate under their Chu Studios banner. Alex Ankeles & Morgan Jurgenson are writing the script, and John Sacchi is overseeing for Lionsgate. Ankeles is repped by CAA and Kaplan/Perrone; Jurgenson is APA and Jonathan Hung, while Chu’s repped by PYE, WME and SMGSB.

18 weeks 5 days ago via jetli

Lionsgate Acquires Matt Johnson Action Pitch – EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has closed a deal for an untitled pitch by Matt Johnson, with Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen producing. It’s an action movie centering around a group of U.S. Marines who start a high-stakes business venture when they return home from Afghanistan. Temple Hill is producing Tracers, the Daniel Benmayor-directed film that Johnson co-wrote, which stars Taylor Lautner. 36 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman

Mark Sourian Developing Navy Seal Movie – Lotus Entertainment and Sourian Prods. have come on board to develop Navy Seal actioner "Man of War," based on a script by playwright Joseph Sousa. 37 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee

Millennium Picks Up Action Spec 'South China Sea' (Exclusive) – The script, written by Kerry Williamson, was previously set up at Disney. Andrew Gunn is producing. 37 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen

Focus Features Springs For Action Thriller Script 'Deprivation' – EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features has optioned Deprivation, an action thriller script from Jason Doty. It’s the writer’s first sale. Story follows a desperate man who, three days after his family dies mysteriously in a fire, discovers he can travel back in time if he never falls asleep. Project will be produced by Process Media’s Tim Perell. 38 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan

Bold Films Acquires 'Children Of The Gun' – EXCLUSIVE: Bold Films has acquired Children Of The Gun, an action spec by Will Dunn. Deal was worth low against mid six figures. David Landcaster will produce for Bold Films and Sean Daniel is exec producer. Script is set in a desolate near future, where two survivors must unite, using their urban athleticism and a weapon from the past to escape their crumbling world, ruthless pursuers and their own violent history. 39 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan

Schwarzenegger says he will be a cyborg, not a human, in Terminator 5 – On the heels of the news that TERMINATOR 5 may be heading to Paramount to begin filming in 2014 comes the latest news on the character Arnold Schwarzenegger will play in the latest sequel to the James Cameron classic. 44 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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