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Martial Arts Action Star Gary Daniels Enlists for the Upcoming Comic Book Inspired TV Series RIVALS: The Loyalty of Sago Astar!

Here’s some more Gary Daniels news for all you fans that haven’t gotten enough this week after our exclusive interview with the British kicking machine. It appears that Daniels will now star in a live action TV series that is based on the comic book series that is currently in development as well. I actually broke the news of the crowd funded comic book from legendary movie artist Paul Gerrard (Indiana Jones 5, Hellboy, Evil Dead Rise) last year (check out both articles here and here) and now the entire project is definitely seeing some traction. Titled Rivals: The Loyalty of Sago Astar, we have the full press release for you along with exclusive images featuring Daniels himself. Check it all out below!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

In a savage post-apocalyptic world where the gun has been replaced with the sword, the bullet replaced by the fist – two opposing characters from opposite worlds are forced to work together to save the people they love. 

DRUID PICTURES set to develop new dystopian fantasy martial art action TV series RIVALS: The Loyalty of Sago Astar, starring Gary Daniels (The Expendables, Fist of the North Star), with Hollywood heavyweight Kirk Shaw (The Hurt Locker) attached as Executive Producer and Kimberly Quigley set to produce. 

Legendary movie artist Paul Gerrard (Indiana Jones 5, Hellboy, Evil Dead Rise) and writer/Director Mike Clarke (The Stranger) spent over four years developing the world of RIVALS and are keen to bring their creations to life on the screen.  

Photo credit Photographer Josh Fogel.

“We’re so excited to be working with Kimberly at DRUID PICTURES, RIVALS is huge, and it needed a huge producer to develop it” says Gerrard.  

“It’s amazing to have DRUID PICTURES get behind our project, after the success of the comic we knew we were developing something original and authentic – DRUID PICTURES recognizes this,” said Clarke. 

When creating the world of RIVALS, I based the character of Sago on Gary Daniels! It is an absolute  honour to now officially announce his attachment to the live action show AND the graphic novel series’ said Paul. 

Photo credit Photographer Josh Fogel.

RIVALS is in the early stages of production with an estimated budget of $30mil and will be announcing more details soon. A full comic book series is in development, with the first look edition selling out instantly.  

This is huge news for fans of Daniels, like me, and the star has really been firing on all cylinders as of late having starred in the new action film Bring Him Back Dead. I also had the honor of interviewing Daniels for the film this week and you can read the full chat here and see my exclusive review of the movie here.

The comic book looks fantastic and the series, with an impressive budget to back it up, definitely is ambitious and I cannot wait to see more from it.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more to come on the Rivals comic book that is coming soon and the series that is now in development! We are your destination for everything action in 2022 and beyond!

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