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Scott Adkins to star in comic-book adaptation Accident Man

11.18.2016

After seeing Scott Adkins in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (basically what would happen in David Lynch decided to make an action movie) I thought he was poised to make it into the big leagues. Not only was he a badass who could obviously fight, but he also showed an acting prowess above what we expect from our action stars (I'd say he was even good). Admittedly he's been steadily starring in direct-to-VOD actioners (with titles like RE-KILL and CLOSE RANGE), and even had some bit parts in some big movies (mostly as henchmen, like in EXPENDABLES and the recent DOCTOR STRANGE), but he's never seemed to break that barrier into starring in bigger movies as the main attraction.

However, that all might change! He's going to star in ACCIDENT MAN, which admittedly sounds like the lamest superhero ever. Instead, it is a comic-book adaptation about a hit man who makes all his hits look like accidents, who then must avenge the death of his ex-wife.

Honestly, I hope the best for Adkins. If nothing else, this should be a fun movie as it also stars other action stars who have the talent, but haven't seemed to break out of the "B-Movie, bit part now-and-then" ghetto: Ray Stevenson (PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, THOR) and Michael Jai White (SPAWN, THE DARK KNIGHT).

So what about you guys? Any fans of Adkins? And if so, what are some of his films worth checking out?

Extra Tidbit: Scott Adkins was Deadpool at the end of WOLVERINE: ORIGINS (when he somehow got his mouth sewed shut), subbing in for Ryan Reynolds.
Source: Twitter

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7:06PM on 11/20/2016

You had me at "Adkins"

Have every flick Scott's in.
Didn't know he was in Doctor Strange, but once you see him do the "kick" no ONE else can do..you KNOW it's him.
Check out "Special Forces (2003)". The fight between Adkins and the main henchman, is classic, CLASSIC!!! martial arts stuff we diehards fans of this genre simply love to watch! We've seen all the best in this genre do this scene on the screen,

Check out Adkins doing the "scene"!
Have every flick Scott's in.
Didn't know he was in Doctor Strange, but once you see him do the "kick" no ONE else can do..you KNOW it's him.
Check out "Special Forces (2003)". The fight between Adkins and the main henchman, is classic, CLASSIC!!! martial arts stuff we diehards fans of this genre simply love to watch! We've seen all the best in this genre do this scene on the screen,

Check out Adkins doing the "scene"!
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8:41AM on 11/20/2016
For a long time I've hoped he would be Nathan Drake in an Uncharted film, but I'm no gamer, so for the fans he might not be the best choice... I Don't know... I just wish this guy got a good franchise: he can act, he can fight, he's good looking...
And, for having met him, apparently a nice and down to earth guy.
For a long time I've hoped he would be Nathan Drake in an Uncharted film, but I'm no gamer, so for the fans he might not be the best choice... I Don't know... I just wish this guy got a good franchise: he can act, he can fight, he's good looking...
And, for having met him, apparently a nice and down to earth guy.
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4:10AM on 11/19/2016

Awesome!

I always hoped he'd be on star-level par like Jason Statham someday and now it looks like it might happen but unlike Statham, Adkins has range and shines whether as an All American Hero or an Evil Eastern European Villain.
I just recently watched Hard Target 2 and he was the only one who made it a worthwhile and i'm pretty sure he did like 90% of the stunts himself.
Also, I kinda felt good (strangely) when he was displaying his awesome skillz by beating the sh!t out of Sacha Baron Cohen in
I always hoped he'd be on star-level par like Jason Statham someday and now it looks like it might happen but unlike Statham, Adkins has range and shines whether as an All American Hero or an Evil Eastern European Villain.
I just recently watched Hard Target 2 and he was the only one who made it a worthwhile and i'm pretty sure he did like 90% of the stunts himself.
Also, I kinda felt good (strangely) when he was displaying his awesome skillz by beating the sh!t out of Sacha Baron Cohen in the Brothers Grimsby (totally worth it) but since SBC was the 'good guy' i'm sure you can predict what the outcome was.
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11:08PM on 11/18/2016
Agreed that Adkins deserves bigger and better parts. He's great at kicking ass and has enough onscreen presence that any acting flaws can be overlooked.

Cast him as Jack Reacher and we'll be on to something.
Agreed that Adkins deserves bigger and better parts. He's great at kicking ass and has enough onscreen presence that any acting flaws can be overlooked.

Cast him as Jack Reacher and we'll be on to something.
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10:26PM on 11/18/2016
I watch all his straight to VOD stuff anyway the guy is an amazing martial artist. Ninja and Undisputed II were awesome. And I have been hoping he would go mainstream for a while now. So I will definitely check it out.
I watch all his straight to VOD stuff anyway the guy is an amazing martial artist. Ninja and Undisputed II were awesome. And I have been hoping he would go mainstream for a while now. So I will definitely check it out.
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7:10PM on 11/18/2016

BOYKA! BOYKA! BOYKA!

Scott Adkins is pretty great. Count me in.
Scott Adkins is pretty great. Count me in.
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6:50PM on 11/18/2016
Ukrainian Ben Affleck.
Ukrainian Ben Affleck.
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10:28PM on 11/18/2016
He is English, but yeah I get what you're saying.
He is English, but yeah I get what you're saying.
3:13AM on 11/19/2016
Ha ha. Where is that from? The brothers grimsby?
Ha ha. Where is that from? The brothers grimsby?
4:16AM on 11/19/2016
He totally should have been Batman in BvS! One can only imagine
He totally should have been Batman in BvS! One can only imagine
10:50AM on 11/19/2016
@justjoe. You are correct.

@ActionFan81. He definitely needs to be in a major action movie as a lead.
@justjoe. You are correct.

@ActionFan81. He definitely needs to be in a major action movie as a lead.
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5:32PM on 11/18/2016

Good for him

I hate most generic action movies, but I feel for Atkins. If the guy had been born a decade earlier he would have broken out alongside Van Damme and Segal and become a household name. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say he's a "good" actor, but I agree that he's definitely better than most direct to video martial arts stars. Hopefully this'll lead to some more mainstream starring roles.
I hate most generic action movies, but I feel for Atkins. If the guy had been born a decade earlier he would have broken out alongside Van Damme and Segal and become a household name. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say he's a "good" actor, but I agree that he's definitely better than most direct to video martial arts stars. Hopefully this'll lead to some more mainstream starring roles.
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5:25PM on 11/18/2016
He was awesome in Undisputed II...

A fan of his ever since
He was awesome in Undisputed II...

A fan of his ever since
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