ITN Distribution will be kickong off 2018 with Showdown In Manila starring Alexander Nevsky, Casper Van Dien, and Tia Carrere. The film marks the directorial debut of Mark Dacascos (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) from a screenplay written by Craig Hamann (My Best Friend’s Birthday, Boogie Boy).
Read on for details! But first, check out the trailer…
Holy shit, was that Don “The Dragon” Wilson in the trailer? Awesome! I love a good actioner and this looks like some good ol’ ’80s throwback fun!
Showdown In Manila synopsis
The film follows private detectives Nick (Alexander Nevsky) and Charlie (Casper Van Dien) who live and work in Manila. A murder investigation leads them to the jungle camp of an international terrorist called The Wrath. Not trusting the police, Nick and Charlie assembly a team of daredevils to walk straight into the Wrath’s lair and fight an army of his goons.
Nevsky is a former Mr. Universe and an established movie star in Russia. His credits include Black Rose, Undisputed, Treasure Raiders, Somewhere and the upcoming film Maximum Impact. Nevsky represents Russia as a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Casper Van Dien is best known for his role as Johnny Rico on Starship Troopers (1997), but he’s also played Tarzan in Tarzan and the Lost City (1998) and Brom Van Brunt in Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Showdown In Manila is produced by Nevsky’s production company Hollywood Storm. It is executive produced by Andrzej Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die) and Alexander Izotov (Moscow Heat).
ITN will release the film in theaters January 19, 2018, with a Digital and On Demand release to follow on January 23, 2018.
What do you think? Will you check out Showdown In Manila? Let us know in the comments!