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Movies The Asian Connection - Steven Seagal, Michael Jai White (completed)

Discussion in 'News' started by Martin01, May 12, 2015.

  1. Martin01

    Martin01 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    THE ASIAN CONNECTION

    Director: Daniel Zirilli

    Cast:
    Steven Seagal
    Michael Jai White
    Ron Smoorenburg

    Plot:
    Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance. When Sam is killed, Jack turns to the love of his life, Pom, and the couple becomes a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde that takes the fight to the gang.

    Release:
    Spring 2016

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    http://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/c...tion_starring_steven_seagal_from_screen_media
     

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  2. Kotegashi

    Kotegashi Master Of Disaster Staff Member

    Thnx Martin01.

    Unfortunately the story does not sound very promising.....

    Peace
     
  3. DiDa

    DiDa Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Just saying......A LOT of upcoming projects. I am wondering which one will be serious...:confused:
     
  4. lee nicholson

    lee nicholson Active Member

    The current situation with all these so-called 'projects' might be down to a studio aquiring a contract with Seagal, and then putting out as many different teaser posters/plots as possible for film fairs (Cannes, etc) and then going with whichever one sells (if not all of them) It's quite disheartening to think of such mercurial tactics applied to the art of film-making (but *maybe* one or two good films might materialise out of this lot?)
     
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  5. Martin01

    Martin01 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I suppose filming will start in 1-2 weeks.
     
  6. DiDa

    DiDa Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Do you have a link? This project is a go?
     
  7. Martin01

    Martin01 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    No link, but according to FB the director is already in Thailand for preparation. Also on the new aintitcool interview Seagal mentioned he will go to Thailand.
     
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  8. DiDa

    DiDa Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That sound right.

    From the interview: I’m in Scottsdale at the moment. But we’ve got to go to Bucharest, Russia and Thailand

    Bucharest: Killing Salazar
    Russia: Doors To Hollywood Acting Seminair
    Thailand: The Asian Connection
     
  9. DiDa

    DiDa Well-Known Member Staff Member

    From Daniel Zirilli:

    Started Local CASTING in Bangkok today for THE ASIAN CONNECTION, and these guys just came in.... self-tape links for locals can be send to me, to come down and read, please contact Lex at: Lex@Tai-films.com Looks like a June 8th start, but will confirm soon, thanks! daniel
    looking for locals only please:
    JACK 30-40 years old, an American living in Thailand, fit, rugged Good looks, a bank robber, action and romantic LEAD
    AVALON (Any Race) A beautiful young woman in her 20s,... she works as a cigarette girl in a Bangkok nightclub, the love of Jack's life. Sweet, Sexy, Lethal. When Sam is killed, she straps on her guns and Jack & Avalon become Bonnie & Clyde in Asia...LEAD
    SAM Jack's partner in crime, 40 years old, Sam is a massive American, he's handsome beneath his gruff and dirt. Must be Expert Martial Artist..LEAD
    NIRAN WATTANA 40s, Asian gangster, Must speak English very well, and be expert Martial Artist...LEAD
    KLAHAN SUWANKIRI In his mid 30s, Cambodian gangster. Killer.
    TIMON SUTTIKUL Lieutenant with Gan Suwankiri's gang, must be expert at Parkour & Martial Arts.
    GREEDY GREG 40 years old, gangsta who runs guns in Asia, (Any Race) Greg is Bad-ass, tattoos a plus.
    RHITSAW: 50’s Asian Crime Boss, must be expert with a Sword.


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    If I am correct, he is still looking for someone who is going to play the role of Jack. I thought Steven was going to play this role, because this is the lead character. Maybe I am missing something...?
     
  10. DiDa

    DiDa Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Pre production poster (thanks to Martin01)

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  11. Martin01

    Martin01 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Now I'm surprised...sounds like Seagal dropped out?? I wonder why?
     
  12. DiDa

    DiDa Well-Known Member Staff Member

    He would fit the role of Sam:

    SAM Jack's partner in crime, 40 years old, Sam is a massive American, he's handsome beneath his gruff and dirt. Must be Expert Martial Artist..LEAD
     
  13. Mason

    Mason Well-Known Member

    So he is in it.. ;);)
     
  14. JoeDirt

    JoeDirt Active Member

    So filming starts in a couple of weeks and they're only now starting to cast the LEAD roles?

    And they're only casting locals for the caucasian roles, which means that their choices will be very limited naturally. I read that Gary Daniels lives in Thailand, maybe he's a possibility, would like to see him.

    Also doesn't leave much time for training for the fight scenes. Have they announced who's the fight coreographer? At least Thailand has plenty of great stunt guys.

    I expect Seagal to have another FOE type role, he'll come in there for a week or two and then leave. They'll sell it as a Seagal movie but some random white guy living in Thailand will play the lead.

    I welcome the change of scenery and possible cool martial arts stuff (even if they don't have much time to rehearse) but don't expect a lot in terms of Seagal.

    But I'll rip my hair out if he's wearing tactical gear again. :oops:
     
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  15. JoeDirt

    JoeDirt Active Member

    Here's the trailer for director Daniel Zirilli's earlier movie he made in Thailand. They will be using the same stunt team.

     
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  16. lee nicholson

    lee nicholson Active Member

    That trailer looks low-budget (but in a good way) I'm sure this guy gets the most from his limited resources.

    BTW, the Chinese chick in that trailer is gorgeous :)
     
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  17. DiDa

    DiDa Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Couldn't agree more....:D
     
  18. Mason

    Mason Well-Known Member

    Me to.. :D:D
     
  19. Martin01

    Martin01 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Did Seagal (maybe) dropped out because of a delay of filming (scheduling conflicts with other projects?) ? I mean the project was announced with Seagal just a few days ago...and now it looks like they are casting someone other?
     
  20. JoeDirt

    JoeDirt Active Member

    No I think Seagal is still attached. They only announced it a few days ago and have been selling it in Cannes.

    Seems to me like he might play the drug lord kingpin the main characters steal money from, or a supporting role of some sort.

    But he's definitely not the lead since they're still casting them and the character's are described to be in their 40's.

    Another quickie role for Seagal it seems.
     

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