December 1, 2015

Hard Target 2 Press Release




UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia in Hard Target 2, wrapped production in Thailand. A no-holds-barred battle for survival through treacherous terrain inspired by John Woo’s hard-driving 1993 action-thriller, Hard Target 2 Unrated Edition premieres exclusively on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Fall 2016 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“We’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to reboot this much-loved action film for a new generation,” says Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “With exciting hand-to-hand combat, mind-blowing stunts and a plot that raises the stakes even higher, Hard Target 2 will thrill fans of the original as well as and anybody who enjoys a top-notch, adrenaline-fueled action-adventure.”

Filming through November 21, 2015, Hard Target 2 boasts an impressive international ensemble including Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2), Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” Hitman), Rhona Mitra (Shooter, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans), Ann Truong (“Sonnigsburg,” “Neighbours”), Temuera Morrison (Star Wars Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith, Green Lantern), Adam Saunders (“Blue Water High,” A Heartbeat Away), Jamie Timony (The Hunter, The Eye of the Storm), Peter Hardy (Chopper, Sweat), Sean Keenan (“Lockie Leonard,” “Puberty Blues”), Sahajak Boonthanakit (Man with the Iron Fists 2, Zero Tolerance) and Anteo Quintavalle (D is for Detroit, Bang Bang).

Hard Target 2 is directed by Roel Reine (Death Race 2, Dead in Tombstone) who also serves as director of photography. It is written by Matthew Harvey & Dominic Morgan (Futureshock: Comet) and George Huang (S.W.A.T., Swimming with Sharks). The film is produced by Chris Lowenstein (The Hangover Parts II and III). Editor is Radu Ion (Death Race 2, The Man with the Iron Fists 2). Unit production manager is Oliver Ackermann (The Hangover Parts II and III).

About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the animated feature-length film The Little Engine That Could; the Daytime Emmy®–winning Curious George television series on PBS KIDS; and a string of hit Barbie movies, based on the world-renowned Mattel-branded doll. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action franchises, more recently launching the Tony Award®–nominated hit touring stage production Bring It On: The Musical; the legendary action-adventure Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power; the adrenaline-fueled actioner Death Race 3: Inferno; the terrifying suspense saga Curse of Chucky and the epic sci-fi adventure Tremors 5: Bloodlines. Among the projects currently readying for release is the all-new family film The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave.

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