July 5, 2013

Only the New Breed: Keeping Action Alive

I was recently contacted by Lee Bennett who was telling me about his new British production company Only the New Breed and they have very similar goals to this site; keeping the action genre alive and well while hunting for the next generation’s action star. They are currently seeking funding and have several movies lined up, one of them includes ‘301 Troop:  Arawn Rising’. Check out the full synopsis below:

Childhood friends and top military recruits ‘Joe Campbell’ and ‘Matthew Mason’ are failed on the finals of their commando selection when an unfortunate injury results in them not making the time. Egos bruised, Mason spirals into depression and alcoholism and is mysteriously haunted by a recurring dream. 

To their surprise they’re called in by the Captain of special forces selection to take part in a survival exercise deep in the woodlands of Snowdonia, North Wales, along with eight other recruits to secure a spot in the SAS. 

Things go wrong when one by one recruits start going missing. Unsure if its part of the exercise the troops that remain soldier on. When the Staff Sargent leading the group is taken, the recruits find themselves confronted with a clan of possessed Druids performing ancient Pagan blood rituals for the festival of Samhain, blood offerings to ‘Arawn’ the Celtic god of the underworld, they must make their decision to run or fight…but things are not what they seem.

There will be a teaser trailer coming soon. The company is also working on British Action/Drama ‘The Elite’ which I personally think is an excellent title for anything action related.

Lee provided me with the company’s mission statement too which you can see below.

Mission statement: ‘Only The New Breed Productions are bringing back raw, authentic and inspirational action films into the mainstream. The 80’s and 90’s were no doubt the glory years of the action era, with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme carving the path in this genre. With the successful return of these action heroes there is undoubtedly a huge market for hardcore, old school action. Only The New Breed is bringing that action up-to-date, along with some new action actors to keep the genre going for years to come. With dramatic stories and depth of character along with, of course, everything you want from an action film. We only bring the best action, only the hardcore, Only The New Breed!’

You can follow and support The New Breed using Social Media below:

Facebook – Only The New Breed Production

Twitter – @OnlyTheBreed

Personal Twitter – @ThisLeeBennett


About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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