Николас Ким Коппола – а именно так родители назвали мальчика, родившегося 7 января 1964 года в Калифорнии, Лонг Бич-в свои 55 снимается в фильме по сценарию комикса, да ещё и на Кипре! Воистину, пути господни не исповедимы! Сценарий для фильма был написан по мотивам одноименного комикса « Jiu Jitsu», автором которого является режиссёр, сценарист Димитрис Логофетис. Продюсерами фильма так же выступят местные звёзды кинематографа Крис Экономидис, вместе с Мартином Барабом , который известен такими работами, как : USS Indianapolis, Love and Sex, Medival. Вместе с лауреатом премий «Оскар» и «Золотой Глобус» Николасом Кейджем в фильме будут сниматься Тони Джа ( Fast and Furious 7), Франк Грийо ( End Game, The Purge, Election Year) и так же Алан Мусси ( Kickboxer, Relations).
Презентация проекта прошла 29 июня, в Никосии в отеле Хилтон Парк.
HOLLYWOOD STARS NICOLAS CAGE, TONY JAA, FRANK GRILLO, ALAIN MOUSSI HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE FOR MARTIAL ARTS FEATURE ‘JIU JITSU’ FILMED IN CYPRUS FROM DIRECTOR DIMITRI LOGOTHETIS
NAcademy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Between Worlds, Snowden) will joining costars Tony Jaa (Fast and Furious 7, xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Frank Grillo (Avengers: End Game, The Purge: Election Year), Alain Moussi (Kickboxer: Retaliation) and director Dimitri Logothetis in a press conference at the Hilton Cyprus on Saturday, June 29 at 7:00pm to discuss their new martial arts action saga Jiu Jitsu. Based on the comic book of the same name, which Logothetis also penned, Jiu Jitsu will be produced by Logothetis, Chris Economides and Martin Barab (State and Main, USS Indianapolis, Love & Sex, Medieval).
Jiu Jitsu has become one of the first international film production to utilize a new tax incentive from Invest Cyprus. The $27.5 million film will be shot entirely in Cyprus, taking advantage of a program that gives productions the option to choose between cash rebate or tax credit, and also benefit from tax discounts on investments made on equipment and infrastructure.
About the movie: Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a fearsome alien invader in a battle for Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules…until now. When Jake Barnes, a celebrated war hero and master Jiu Jitsu fighter, refuses to face Brax, the indomitable leader of the invaders, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from severe amnesia, Jake is captured by a military squad unequipped to fight the merciless intruder who have descended upon the planet. After a brutal alien attack on the military squad, Jake is rescued by Wylie (Nicolas Cage), and a team of fellow Jiu Jitsu fighters who must help him recover his memory and regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will once again determine the fate of mankind.
Cage recently appeared in critically beloved psychedelic action horror film Mandy, along with the Academy Award® winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and starred in York Alec Shackleton’s 211. He can next be seen in Jason Cabell’s Running with the Devil alongside Laurence Fishburne and Leslie Bibb, Primal alongside Famke Janssen and Grand Isle with Luke Benward and Kelsey Grammer.
Moussi recently starred in Kickboxer: Retaliation, and Kickboxer: Vengeance, has appeared in Street Fighter: Resurrection, Wolves, Kill Order, and has been an active stunt performer and coordinator in such projects as Dark Phoenix, Shazam!, Starz Network’s “American Gods,” Suicide Squad, and Warcraft: The Beginning.
Jaa is the most influential and exciting martial artist in film since Bruce Lee. When Quentin Tarantino brought cult hit Ong Bak to the US, Jaa’s unmatched skills breathed new life into the genre. Herecently was seen in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, alongside Vin Diesel and Ruby Rose. He kickstarted his career as a stunt double in movies such as Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior. After success in those films, he was casted for Fast and Furious 7. He can next be seen in Monster Hunter, starring Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich and Ron Perlman.
Grillo is fresh off the success of the brawl-thriller Donnybrook with Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley that opened the Toronto Film Festival and debuted on IFC in February and has a slew of projects set to bow in 2019. First up is Point Blank, an action thriller featuring Grillo and Anthony Mackie that will be released by Netflix on July 12th.. Boss Level, an action sci-fi thriller starring Grillo, Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts, will be released this Fall. All produced by his production company with director Joe Carnahan, Warparty. He then has the Lionsgate sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard alongside Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman.
Logothetis returns to direct for the big screen following the successful reboot of the Kickboxer franchise with Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018), which earned a 92% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, and the upcoming Kickboxer: Armageddon.
Cage is represented by WME, Stride Management and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott LLP. Moussiis represented by The Characters Talent Agency and Peter Meyer Management. Jaa is represented by The Gersh Agency and Michael Selby at SC Films Thailand Co. Grillo is represented by CAA and Management 360. Logothetis is represented by Peter Meyer Management and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott LLP.