BATTLE FOR AFGHANISTAN
The Russians are getting better at this movie business, which is good news for all of us, since the western movie business is poisoned – so the more variety in producers internationally, the better. Above is the trailer for The Battle for Afghanistan. As we all know, everyone who goes in there leaves with two black eyes and of course the Russians had their turn in the 1980s.
Synopsis: As the USSR begins to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, a Soviet general’s son is kidnapped by the Mujahideen after his aeroplane crashes. As a result, the 108th Motor Rifle Division must go on one last mission.
No release date as yet and… no sign of Rambo.
Here’s Guy Pierce in the trailer for action/thriller Zone 414. It’ll get a September 3rd release date.
Synopsis: Set in the near future in a colony of state-of-the-art humanoid robots. When its creator’s daughter goes missing, he hires private investigator David Carmichael, to bring her home. David teams up with Jane, a highly advanced and self-aware A.I., to track down the missing daughter. Moving through the dangerous iron jungle, they rapidly piece together the mystery, uncovering a crime that leads them to question the origins of Zone 414 and the true purpose behind the “City of Robots.”
The film was written by Bryan Edward Hill and directed by Andrew Baird, although the budget is modest to say the least at 5 million.
THE LAST MERCENARY
Here’s a new clip from The Last Mercenary, with Jean Claude Van Damme. The film is an upcoming action comedy film directed by David Charhon with a written screenplay by Charhon and Ismael Sy Savane.
Synopsis: A mysterious former secret service agent must urgently return to France when his estranged son is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government, following a blunder by an overzealous bureaucrat and a mafia operation.
At least Van Damme is being more discerning with his projects than some of his contemporaries.