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New Project: General Commander

Lawd ha’ murcy!  Seagal announced two projects at this year’s Cannes.  Attrition didn’t come as news to ISWT, but the other did – General Commander.

Sarandan Media has details of the new “12 Episode Action Television Series” from Philippe Martinez (the man behind Gérard Depardieu’s Viktor and Van Damme’s Wake of Death).

Here’s the flyer available on Sarandan Media’s site (that was circulated at Cannes).

What’s the thoughts on this?  Loads of danger and intrigue in many locations… General Commander Alexander sounds like an all action version of Phileas Fogg.

Seagal a National Threat to Ukraine!

Jings!  We’ve just learned from The Guardian that Seagal has been banned from entering Ukraine for 5 years, as he has “committed socially dangerous actions … that contradict the interests of maintaining Ukraine’s security”

Hardly surprising, right enough.  Seagal pretty much considers Putin a friend and has been pretty supportive about his policies and suchlike – going so far as to say the annexation of Crimea in 2014 was “very reasonable”.  Oooft.

As well as that, he played a pro-Putin gig in Crimea just a few years back, too (complete with the flag of eastern Ukraine separatists flying onstage).

Movie Maker looks at the appeal of Seagal

A really pretty interesting article over at Movie Maker.

During a time when “one-man army” stars of the rugged individualist 1980s like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone set the bar of male achievement sky-high, Steven Seagal emerged as a star who made average male action film fans feel that personal glory was within reach.

You can read the full thing over at Movie Maker.

China Salesman [Trailer]

The trailer for China Salesman is finally here!

We’re not sure how big a role Seagal has (cause the details about this one are virtually non-existent), but if the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in the trailer is anything to go by, it’s likely a very small part.

** look for Seagal throwing some paper at the 1:05 mark **

UPDATE: one of the community members pointed out “some quality slappy-hands at the 51 second mark“.  Don’t blink.

Above The Law

So, the Phoenix Times reports that Seagal found in contempt of court and dealt a $500 fine for attempting to avoid Jury Service.  Judge Warner clearly doesn’t like him.

Everyone does jury service… John McCain found a day, took jury service, and a lot of [people] depend on him.  Judges do jury service. I’ve had a number of my colleagues on the [jury] panels.  I get doctors, I get lawyers.  I get business owners, I get street sweepers.  Everyone comes in and gets jury service.

Also, his attorney Mark Goldman had was being awfy creative:

Mr. Seagal’s contracts are personal service contracts where it is clearly impossible for him to delegate his work to another individual… nor is a 6’5″ stunt double martial artist available with a 7th degree black belt in Aikido.

Clearly hasn’t  seen much of Seagal’s DTV releases these days.

New Project: Gunfighter

Nothing on IMDb yet, but RightsTrade have brief details of the next Seagal and Waxman project.

In a modern day HIGH NOON, a small town sheriff (Seagal) must protect his community from a corrupt politician who uses a vicious motorcycle gang to carry out his plans to take over the town.

Sounds very much like the plot for a new season of Sons Of Anarchy, huh?

What you reckon?

Interview with David Jones on the Sports Wrap Up Radio Show

Well, well, well.  Here’s something of interest.  The Sports Wrap Up Radio Show Interview with David Jones.  There’s some really pretty interesting chat here – boxing, movies, Hollywood, and the, eh, good times ahead.

Obviously some politics is thrown in for good measure.

Naturally, you can listen to the whole thing over at their site.