By: John M Jerva
Action and martial arts superstar Michael Jai White is set to hit Netflix with all fists and feet blazing as the in name only sequel to JCVD’s Sudden Death is poised and ready to unload this coming June.
Titled Welcome To Sudden Death, the film is helmed by Dallas Jackson who also penned the script and the filmmaker described it as the “martial arts version of Die Hard.” Throw in martial arts ace Marrese Crump, who took on Tony Jaa in The Protector 2, and we hopefully have the makings of a solid action flick to curb your appetite while staying home for lord knows how long. All I have to say is that White and Crump better go toe to toe with epic results.
WELCOME TO SUDDEN DEATH is a reboot of the original 1995 SUDDEN DEATH directed by Peter Hyams and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, now presented with a comedic twist. The new film will star actor and comedian Gary Owen and trained martial artist Michael Jai White, who’s diverse and ground-breaking credits include BLACK DYNAMITE, SPAWN, and most recently the American action flicks TRIPLE THREAT and A HARD WAY, as well as a recurring role on CW’s hit Arrow.
While filming commenced last year, Dallas Jackson stated: “I’m such a huge fan of martial-arts films I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reboot this cult classic with Universal 1440,” says Jackson. “Michael Jai White and Gary Owen are both at the top of their game right now and an on-screen dream team. We’re having a blast making this movie and putting a twist on the buddy-action genre. I can’t wait for the world to see what we’re cooking!”
Jackson also made the comment that this film is a remake of Van Damme’s original film and that it will have a comedic twist to it to go along with the intense action sequences.
Starring along with White and Crump are Gary Owen (Ride Along), Gillian White (Never Back Down: No Surrender) and Kristen Harris (Channel Zero).
Welcome to Sudden Death hits the streaming giant in June so expect a trailer, poster and more to drop in the near future. Keep it locked and loaded right here as we are your destination for everything action!!!
Source: Forbes- https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/russespinoza/2019/08/21/sudden-death-remake-coming-to-netflix-in-2020-with-new-spin/amp/