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.
Russian News Agency, TASS, is reporting that Seagal is set for a new reality TV show. No details as yet, but looks like Rossiya-1 will be treating their viewers to a project surrounding Seagal’s free “Far Eastern hectare” in Primorye and plans to turn it into a sports facility.
You can read more over at TASS.
Under Siege 2 co-stars Katherine Heigl recently discussed working with Steven Seagal during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
It’s, eh, another one of those interesting ones.
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).
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.
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.
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?
Here’s an old one. A pretty funny ‘behind the scenes’ Exit Wounds story from Tom Arnold that one of our community members told us about over on the Facebook page.