Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Nicholas Hoult Will Be JD Salinger
For Danny Strong's Rebel In The Rye
Bill Murray Talks His Cameo In Paul Feig's Ghostbusters
''They are tough to say no to...''
First Trailer For Concussion
Will Smith investigates American Football head injuries
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Goosebumps Scares Up A New Trailer
Jack Black battles a beginning, a middle and a twist
New Trailer For Nicolas Cage's Pay The Ghost
Hush - here comes another boogieman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2015
A New Blade Film Could Star His Daughter
Killing vampires is a family business
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Brooklyn's Finest (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Ong Bak: The Beginning (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Ong-Bak
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Wesley Snipes Is A Master Daddy
For a new martial arts comedy...

28 October 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Wesley Snipes these days seems to generate more headlines for his money and legal issues than for his movies. But he’s aiming to change all that by keeping on working, with Variety reporting that he’s signed on to star in Master Daddy.

It sounds vaguely S&M, but is actually a multi-racial martial arts comedy that Snipes describes as the mutant offspring of Kung Fu Hustle and Meet the Parents. And while there are no real plot details to be found yet (though you can imagine your own from that combo), it appears to have rounded up a killer cast including Chuck Norris, Sonny Chiba, Sammo Hung, Tony Jaa (didn’t he retire?), Ron Van Cleff, Anderson Silva, Lee Mosely and Dan Inosanto.

So while the cast makes us think the producers are looking to create their own, martial arts-flavoured version of The Expendables (which Sylvester Stallone originally planned as a comedy before realising he needed to focus on the action), there’s also news that the likes of Rock Steady and Quest Crew will perform.

Despite there being no word of a director attached, the film is scheduled to start shooting shortly for a planned 2011 release, at least in Latin America where the production company has a distribution deal set up.

Will we ever see it? Frankly, we can’t help harbouring suspicions that this is all actually a plan to help Snipes with any lingering legal difficulties. After all, if you were facing prison, wouldn’t you want Chuck Norris, Sonny Chiba and the rest on your side to help with a break out?


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Smashing New Skyline Clip Online
Size does matter
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Hi,Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, ( http://www.bingshop.us/ ) Here are the most popular, most stylish and avant-garde shoes,handbags,Tshirts, jacket,Tracksuit wect...NIKE , === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === http://www.bingshop.us/ === === htt More

Posted by zzji38 at 11:09 on 02 November 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)