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Black Dynamite Picked Up By Sony
Blaxploitation spoof sold at Sundance

20 January 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

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Bucking this year's Sundance trend of big studios with teeny wallets, Sony have picked up comedy Black Dynamite for $2m, two days after snapping up Brooklyn's Finest.

Riffing off '70s Blaxploitation thrillers, Black Dynamite ("60,000 volts of black power") stars Michael Jai White as a ghetto hero going toe-to-toe with 'The Man' who is pumping heroin into local orphanages.

White is a martial artist best known for getting seriously Eastern on Steven Seagal in Exit Wounds and van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return, so expect nunchucking, badass kung-fu action to go with all the 'fro's and slap-bass.

Sony has franchise in mind, and judging by the trailer - 2 parts awesome to 1 part deeply silly - they could be onto a winner. 


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RE: Rarity. A Good spoof.
Great news that Sony is distributing this - each new bit I see looks funnier and funnier! More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 17:40 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Rarity. A Good spoof.
It'll make up partly for the crap those Scary Movie/Meeet the Spartans etc idiots drool out. More

Posted by Taz69 at 13:49 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Looks Piss Funny!!!
I'm Gonna Get you Sucker was good but it's been a while and after about 45mins wasn't really that funny. This seems to be not just slapstick but a few funny one lines as well. This is the first I've seen and heard of this but looking forward to it! More

Posted by bronco3114 at 12:16 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Black Dynamite Picked Up By Sony
Saw the trailer for this yonks ago and have desperately wanted to see it ever since. Michael Jai White is a martial arts beast, and it bugs me that he isn't in more filmsand finally there's a place for my film recommendation, Undisputed 2, for fans of well choreographed fight scenes the film is a must watch. No quick cut editing, none of that bullshit, just 2 men ninja kicking the shit out of eachother in prison in between bouts of terrible plot (what did you expect?). It also stars More

Posted by captainrentboy at 11:38 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Time to 'Get Down'
The only film I've been genuinely excited to see in a very long time. Has a 'Naked Gun' quality to it that's been lacking in comedies since... well, the Naked Gun. More

Posted by Jimjams at 11:22 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Michael Jai White
I'm fairly certain Michael Jai White was in the Dark Knight, the guy who would pay $1m for the Joker dead or alive. And he also played Spawn in the very poor movie of the excellent comic. It'll be interesting to see how well he does the funnies More

Posted by keef_mac at 11:20 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

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