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ACCELERATION (Michael Merino & Daniel Zirilli, 2019)

PostPosted: 03 Nov 2018, 20:21
by Jox
Dolph Lundgren action thriller 'Acceleration' speeds on to CineTel AFM slate (exclusive)
https://www.screendaily.com/news/dolph- ... 51.article
Los Angeles-based CineTel Films has acquired worldwide rights to the action feature Acceleration to star Dolph Lundgren and Natalie Burn from Expendables 3.

Lundgren will play a crime lord who is betrayed by someone close to him and kidnaps her son in revenge, only to discover the boy may be his. Samy Naceri also stars, and Michael Merino directs from his screenplay.

“Acceleration is an extraordinarily compelling action film that boasts a stellar cast headlined by Dolph Lundgren, the renowned Swedish actor and martial artist who first came to prominence as Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV and went on to starring roles in more than 40 action films,” said CineTel principal Paul Hertzberg.

“We are extremely pleased to bring this new and exciting action entry to AFM.”

The premise sounds pretty good.

CineTel is the company that made ICARUS though but maybe they only handle the distribution sales here.

And Samy Naceri (from the French TAXI movies) :? He's got a really bad reputation for his agressive temper, picking fights, and a solid criminal record...

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 03 Nov 2018, 20:52
by bomaz
Naceri is also a wonderful singer*


Well, i'm not too thrilled by this project :(


* it's a joke.

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 03 Nov 2018, 21:19
by Jox
What I was choked to read in the Empire interview is that Dolph and Anette's divorce is still not completely finalised which I thought was but must have been dragged longer than it seemed in 2014 at the end of SKIN TRADE, so that surely explains all the subsequent generic titles such as 4GOT10, RIOT, ALTITUDE etc...


EDIT:
Pre-sales flyer courtesy of David J. Moore

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Interestingly it's produced by co-star Natalie Burn (who just was in HARD NIGHT FALLIN' and EXPENDABLES 3 (as Mel Gibson's wife, and IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2).

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 04 Nov 2018, 15:28
by TEMIRLAN
most unexpected co-star for dolph, sami nacery!

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2018, 15:06
by TEMIRLAN
Jox wrote:And Samy Naceri (from the French TAXI movies) :? He's got a really bad reputation for his agressive temper, picking fights, and a solid criminal record...


yeah, but you know, when ivan drago is your co-star it's different. i'm sure he'll be nice with dolph. :)

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2018, 00:14
by Jox
From these posts, I assume actress Jon Mack will be in it and/or is part of the producing team
https://www.instagram.com/mzzjon_mack/
Excited to begin shooting on our latest

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Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2018, 22:31
by Jox
Looks like it almost happened before as a smaller project (without Dolph) under the title "ACCELERATION-T"

Earlier casting call
https://www.backstage.com/casting/accel ... -t-230290/

Director's production company page
https://www.mcmfilmproductions.com/screening_press

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Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2018, 17:10
by Dida
Will Dolph film this before or after Malevolence?

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2018, 19:57
by Jox
Not sure yet...

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 16 Nov 2018, 01:35
by Jox
Sami Nacery is a friend of Natalie Burn who is both co-starring and a producer on the film.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BorqdtsBOKH/

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 18 Nov 2018, 22:37
by Jox
The IMDB page has disappeared...

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2018, 22:42
by bomaz
Well, if it means the movie is off the tracks, I'm not all that disapointed.

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 21 Nov 2018, 05:40
by Moltisanti
Yeah, I wouldn't mind if he took a break from these sort of productions for a bit. Definitely want him to do MALEVOLENCE because it seems like it's something he has a passion to make. But with two potentially huge holiday movies he'd be wise to sit back a bit and see if projects of a higher pedigree come calling.

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 21 Nov 2018, 16:54
by GeneralMcFaiL
Very much agree with this.

Re: ACCELERATION (Michael Merino, 2019) (announced)

PostPosted: 21 Nov 2018, 22:11
by Mosquito
Yup.