Action Radar: Falcon Rising
There are very few action stars these days so when a man like Michael Jai White comes around, you should take notice. He has been consistently making fun action movies with great martial arts for over a decade now. Say what you will about the original Spawn movie, White was fantastic in it as Al Simmons/Spawn. Undisputed 2, Black Dynamite, Blood and Bone; the man knows how to kick some serious ass. That is way I’m very excited about Falcon Rising. It looks to be a return, of sorts, to the film making of yesteryear. I know everytime an action movie comes out we always hope that it’s just like the old ones, but this puppy appears to have everything going for it so far. Early reviews by TheActionElite.com look very good and I can’t wait to pay my money to see some high quality retribution!
Also be on the lookout for Michael Jai White on the cover of Black Belt Magazine next month!
Starring: Michael Jai White, Neal McDonough, Laila Ali, Lateef Crowder
Opening: 5 September 2014
FAVELA, the first installment in the CODENAME: FALCON franchise, introduces former marine John “Falcon” Chapman, a dark anti-hero driven by guilt and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy – a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the U.S. State Department. When Chapman’s sister is brutally attacked while on assignment in Brazil, Chapman flies into Sao Paulo to track down her assailants, quickly entering the city’s seedy underbelly and discovering a world of drugs, the sex trade, corrupt cops, and organized crime syndicates battling for control.