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Action Round-Up #19

05.22.2009by: Eric Walkuski

Danny Trejo wants VENGEANCE

Well, Danny Trejo is finally getting his due. While we still might have to wait around a while for a MACHETE movie, we can take comfort in the fact that the man has his own starring vehicle coming our way in the form of VENGEANCE (directed by Gil Medina).

In the flick, Trejo plays a former cop who, by the looks of it, goes on a mission of payback against all those who wronged him. Hey, why mess with an ancient - and winning - formula? VENGEANCE sports a cool supporting cast, including Donal Logue (BLADE), Robert John Burke (THINNER), and Jason Mewes (JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK). Hopefully we'll be getting more info on this movie soon, but for now, peep the trailer below, homes!

ICARUS pics!

Everyone else knew him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But they didn't know his other side-his dark side. Because Icarus was at his best when he was killing people. For years, he'd worked as a sleeper agent in America-but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he started over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long...

In case you couldn't tell, that's the plot of ICARUS, Dolph Lundgren's newest movie. It's currently in post-production, but of course we here at the ROUND UP will hit you with the release date once we become wise to that info. ICARUS joins a slew of new movies for Dolph, including COMMAND PERFORMANCE, DIRECT CONTACT, UNIVERSAL SOLDIRES: THE NEXT GENERATION, and of course, a little something called THE EXPENDABLES!

MAD MAX 4 is go?

There have been rumblings of a new MAD MAX film for years now. But only now are multiple rumors flying around, all from different sources, hinting the long-awaited/delayed third sequel is on the way to the big screen. THIS ARTICLE in the Herald Sun (an Aussie site) says location scouting is already underway, with an eye toward George Miller once again stepping into the director's chair. (The last film Miller made, the animated feature HAPPY FEET, got him an Oscar.)

The catch here is, Mel Gibson won't be strapping on the leather this time, and that comes from Miller himself. Meanwhile, Miller is at work on a sequel to HAPPY FEET (because the world is clamoring for it), so this still seems a few years away. That gives them more than enough time to find those locations, wouldn't you say?

Meanwhile, Mel can continue to bang his mistress, pictured above.

RED DAWN and THOR have their man

If you haven't yet seen J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK, beware of a spoiler right now. The rest of you, read on!

In the opening scenes of the new TREK, we witness a pivotal and a emotional sequence where George "Daddy of James T." Kirk mans a dying starship while shuttling his wife and newborn son off to safety. The sequence apparently blew some people away, because the actor who portrays George Kirk, one Chris Hemsworth, has parlayed the dramatic scene into two major roles.

The big one is Thor, the title character in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the Marvel comic. The other role - announced practically on the same day - is in the RED DAWN remake, to be directed by Dan Bradley. While it's unsure what the role is, it can be assumed that with his down-home good looks (although he's not even from the U.S., but Australia) and rising-star status, it'll be a significant one, if not the lead. Hemsworth will be battling the Chinese in the remake, which is due out Fall of 2010.


Source: AITH



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