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

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

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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?


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