By: John M Jerva
Unfortunately, I never have seen the film American Wrestler: The Wizard which told the true life story from director Alex Ranarivelo but with the more fictionalized sequel hitting soon I will definitely seek the first one out. In the meantime, this one looks like a good ol throwback time to the heyday of 90’s martial arts action and will probably be in my wheelhouse for sure.
With that in mind, Signature Entertainment is set to release the follow up titled American Fighter, helmed by Shaun Paul Piccinino, this July 20th on Digital and the company has released a brand new trailer and one sheet to help promote it.
A high-octane, edge-of-your-seat action thriller starring Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy), Sean Patrick Flanery (Powder, Dexter) and newcomer George Kosturos.
American Fighter boasts many gritty and excellently choreographed fight scenes reminiscent of action cult classics Rocky, Lionheart or The Karate Kid.
A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he’s made of in the face of these violent hungry competitors.
The film once again stars George Kosturos who starred in the first outing and he is joined by a great supporting cast that includes Tommy Flanagan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Allison Paige and Bryan Craig and Kevin Porter.
The film promises a down and dirty fight film with exceptional fight choreography and a great take of the underdog who has his day. Add in some brutal and stripped down fight action and this one looks entertaining.
The movie was well received last year when it hit the Fantasia Film Festival back when social distancing wasn’t an everyday thing but now fans will be able to check it out in the comforts of their own living rooms.
Mark July 20th on your calendars if you reside in the UK or Ireland and peek at the bone crunching trailer below to get you psyched!
Source: The People’s Movies- https://thepeoplesmovies.com/2020/06/going-underground-in-uk-trailer-for-american-fighter/