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New movie The Legend of Johnny Jones

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The Legend of Johnny Jones
Director: Matt Clark
Cast: Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, Kevin Sorbo, Icaac Singleton Jr, Tom Arnold


Hi everyone, I have a lot of new info to share about this project. I 've had a long conversation with the director Matt Clark.
I asked him to share some info and it was no problem. So here are some things about the project. Here are some bits and pieces of our chat:

Alot of people don't realize this about The Legend of Johnny Jones but it is being distributed worldwide by UNIVERSAL and is a Tier 1 project. The release date is October 2nd 2021 to give time for the pandemic to ease so the theaters are open again. It would bring Steven Seagal back to the big screen and we are not using actors in a stereotypical way or how the audience is used to seeing them. This film is written on a deep level and pushes everyone's acting abilities.

Only the people involved that have read the script know what's in store. It was written to surprise everyone and it is part of a new universe of films. There are three franchises. Johnny Jones which is horror, action, thriller. Detour 95 which is gritty, slow burn, psychological thriller And The Street Avenger which is fast paced action. Each franchise has 3 films and an epic crossover where all the franchises collide in a way that makes sense.

The character we want Steven Seagal for starts in The Legend of Johnny Jones and then crosses over into the Street Avenger franchise where we guarantee to keep people on the edge of their seats. We shoot with all Red cameras and WILL NOT turn out anything cheesy. Everything has to make sense, be believable and blow the audiences mind. We want to make films that outlive us.

They are being shot in order the Legend of Johnny Jones then Detour 95 and then The Street Avenger.

They can be watched as separate films but when you see them all together people will be like OH HELL YEAH.

Actually JCVD was attached but then Covid happened and everyone's schedules got rearranged. But the role of Detective Cutchin is a man that has been in law enforcement for years and he has seen it all. He works in the most dangerous parts of Jersey but he has a report with the people there. He is calm, and cool but can demolish you if he has too. The distribution company is the one that went after JCVD. I wanted Seagal because of his years of actual law enforcement. He is that cool, calm and collected bad ass. And I wanted that authenticity. So when schedules got pushed and JCVD was out I told the distribution that the stars have aligned to give me a chance to get the star that I saw in the part.

And that is what we wanted. We wanted his acting ability and to change peoples view of him and show all of his talent. If he joins the universe of films then in The Street Avenger you would find him questioning his beliefs of a straight arrow cop, and becoming a mentor to a young female vigilante. It is a film where you would find him and her caught between two rival gangs, the police and corrupt politicians

Johnny Jones has a budget of 3.5 million but we own all of our own RED cameras and equipment and do things in house. So we cut a lot of cost and can make it look like a 20 million dollar film.

Our fingers at Angry Troll Studios are crossed awaiting an answer from him.......


Hello guys, did you see this?

A new horror movie with Steven Seagal and Danny Trejo.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10928904/
 

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#23
Hopefully the other movies will also happen because they also tie in together. It means Seagal will also play this character more times in the future.
And to be honest: I am fine if there is no martial arts from Seagal in this movies. As long he has a good role and gives everything. Like in Gutshot Straight for example, he cared about his acting. And that showed on screen.
 
#25
Well, that's something positive to hear he'll work on a new movie. Seems like he's slowed down to nothing last few years. I will believe the quality of the movie when it's filmed and a trailer comes out. I expect nothing whatsoever, though. Seagal better put in the effort, make his voice higher than normal whispering and looking bored, and go for a different look; no glasses, different glasses, beard, no beard, wear a wig or something... anything!
 
#26
I'm not gonna lie, this project does not sound good to me at all. All the talk about three different franchises with nine movies, with no existing fanbase or anything sounds like a typical over enthusiastic doomed from the start project from a novice producer.

Absolutely no offense meant to anyone working on the project, nothing personal, but come on, who are they fooling?

Tier 1 project at Universal? Yeah no, something like The Electric State with Millie Bobby Brown and the Russo brothers is a tier 1 project, I don't know what tier this is, or if Universal is even involved.

It's not a franchise yet, if you don't have anything produced or released, even if they made this one movie, it's not a franchise. And three different franchises? It's almost as if they're using the word because it sounds good but have no idea what it means.

I would be more on board if the premise was at least a little bit interesting. But just the names alone, Johnny Jones, Street Avenger sound about as generic as they can get. Absolutely nothing about the premise or titles grabs my interest.

Also LOI or Letter of Intent is not a contract and it may not be legally binding. It's just a letter from Steven expressing his intent to participate in the project if they get funding. This allows the producers to use his name in trying to pre-sell the movie to distributors and get funding.

I don't know how much Steven Seagal's name is worth anymore on the market. To be honest I have been out of the loop for a while, but I was under the impression that the likes of Bruce Willis and Nicolas Cage are now the big dogs in the low budget straight to VOD action movie market.

If this movie gets made, I expect it to be really low budget, and they probably hire Seagal for one day and he'll sit at a desk and mumble and he's gonna look like he always does, and they'll probably photoshop a gun to his hand on the poster and re-title it something even more generic like The Phantom Killer or something.

I certainly wish them luck, and hope for the best. But I can't lie, this sounds fishy as hell.
 
#27
Steven Seagal´s career is over. Why can´t his fans accept it?
The many crazy stories about him (e.g. sexually harrassing women in auditions) don´t help his career either.

It´s over!
 
#29
As much as I would love to see Steven "back on the big screen", this project is filling me with absolutely zero confidence. By the time all the names have had their salary cut of the budget, how much is realistically going to be left for a quality movie? The title, the artwork, the transparent it's-going-to-be-amazing write-up. Would rather see a director's cut of Flight of Fury than this. And I really, really hate Flight of Fury.
 
#30
UPDATE

The start of the shooting is planned for the middle of February. They hope everything will be calm again in the USA. Safety for the crew is a priority. Seagal is attached.

I'm sorry that I can't share it yet, but I also know who will probably direct the movie. He said yes to the project, but it still has to become official. Papers have to be signed :) It is indeed an A-list director! He directed some theatrical horror movies. And 1 theatrical action movie. Hopefully he will say yes officially.

Stay tuned...
 
#31
I'll believe Seagal is filming this when he's on set. We need a good Seagal movie, one where he has more than just a few scenes scattered throughout.
 
#33
I would have thought if they aim to start shooting in less than 2 months from now then they have a good idea of where stuff will be filmed, etc. I know it won't happen, but I hope the director can hopefully push Seagal a little bit to get him motivated about not act like a zombie yet again. Like the last film he did, Beyond The Law, all it needed was maybe an extra day or two worth of filming from him but also get him to raise his voice more like he did in one scene in particular, because then A) you can hear him and B) it shows he's not a zombie. Also, with a better editor I think that movie could have been much better than it turned out to be. Anyway, we'll have to wait and see. Be nice to get an update from Seagal himself either in written form or by video.
 
#34
UPDATE

The start of the shooting is planned for the middle of February. They hope everything will be calm again in the USA. Safety for the crew is a priority. Seagal is attached.

I'm sorry that I can't share it yet, but I also know who will probably direct the movie. He said yes to the project, but it still has to become official. Papers have to be signed :) It is indeed an A-list director! He directed some theatrical horror movies. And 1 theatrical action movie. Hopefully he will say yes officially.

Stay tuned...
like others I will believe it when it happens however the director is good news if it is someone who knows horror it could raise this film from cheesy rubbish to something more interesting hopefully

how recent are his theatrical releases?
 
#35
UPDATE

The start of the shooting is planned for the middle of February. They hope everything will be calm again in the USA. Safety for the crew is a priority. Seagal is attached.

I'm sorry that I can't share it yet, but I also know who will probably direct the movie. He said yes to the project, but it still has to become official. Papers have to be signed :) It is indeed an A-list director! He directed some theatrical horror movies. And 1 theatrical action movie. Hopefully he will say yes officially.

Stay tuned...
Sure ...I'll bet Spielberg and Cameron are in a bidding war to sign up for this gold rush.
 
#36
like others I will believe it when it happens however the director is good news if it is someone who knows horror it could raise this film from cheesy rubbish to something more interesting hopefully

how recent are his theatrical releases?
2003
2009
2011
 
#37
Sure ...I'll bet Spielberg and Cameron are in a bidding war to sign up for this gold rush.
Fine... Then don't believe me. I am just telling you guys what the producer told me. I think I'll stop posting updates regarding this project if this is the way my updates get treated.... No offense
 
#40
no keep the updates coming dida please
I agree, DiDas updates are much appreciated!

Sure, it may look unrealistic that a project who was on Indiegogo now should get a famous director but why not if he is interested? Surely it would be great for Seagal.
Personally I'm not a fan of the movie title, but I'm more interested in the project now, especially if Seagal is the lead actor.
Is imdb correct that Danny Trejo will be in the movie too?