If you’ve seen either of the Black Dynamite trailers I’ve posted in the past (here and here) you’ve probably skipped straight to watching the videos (below) without reading any of this, and that’s fine. You know, sometimes a movie comes out that looks awesome and I get all it excited for it, but then it ends up totally sucking, like JCVD. And that’s fine, it happens. But Black Dynamite continues to look so g’damned amazing that if it ends up not being good it could turn my entire world upside down. I’d quit my job, sell all my belongings, and roam the alleys and backstreets wearing nothing but a bandolier made of dead cats, accosting bewildered strangers, screaming, “You see?? This is why we can’t have nice things!”
Please don’t let me down, Black Dynamite. For those of you who can’t watch the videos, dig the first line: “I shoulda known you’d be behind this, Fiendish Dr. Wu. Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrifications is only outmatched by your zest for kung fu treachery!” No, but really, dig it. *sigh* You’re so white.
UPDATE: Sony apparently hates it when I talk about how awesome their movies are, so I hate to take the trailers down. Fuck you too, Sony.
Additional info: Premieres at Sundance, January 15-25.
Written and directed by Scott Sanders, who previously did Thick as Thieves in 1998 (never got a theatrical release).
Stars: Michael Jai White, probably best known for Spawn, who also has “Blackbelts in 7 Karate styles, 26 titles including U.S. Open, North American Open, and New England Grand Champion. Studied acting at H.B. Studio, Yale University and Brown University.”
[thanks to RoboPanda for the tip]