ActionFest, the only international film festival devoted exclusively to action cinema and its unsung heroes, will once again showcase the most exciting action films from around the globe, pay tribute to the stuntmen, fight choreographers and second unit directors that make them possible, and give attendees an unparalleled Stunt Show Extravaganza.
ActionFest 2’s Opening Night film on Thursday, April 7th is the World Premiere of Jonathan English’s Ironclad, an epic, blood-soaked account of a brutal castle siege starring Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Shoot’em Up), James Purefoy (“Rome,” Solomon Kane), Derek Jacobi (Gladiator), Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity), and Jason Flemyng (Clash of the Titans).
Other confirmed new titles include:
- Little Big Soldier — a new period action film written by and starring Jackie Chan;
- Hobo With A Shotgun — the hot Sundance selection starring Rutger Hauer;
- Super — vigilante madness starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon and Liv Tyler;
- Bangkok Knockout — Thai action from the stunt team and filmmakers of Ong Bak;
- Outrage — a gritty and violent new Yakuza thriller from the legendary Takeshi Kitano;
- Bunraku — a surreal fist-and-sword epic starring Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Kevin McKidd, and Ron Perlman;
- Machete Maidens Unleashed — the titillating story of 70s exploitation films from the Philippines.
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