Actress/producer Shirly Brener (Righteous Kill / Hit List) has teamed up with Praxis Films (Spring 1941 / Joseph Finess) to produce a slate of 6 films. The first film under the pact will be “Blood Hostage”, a mixed martial arts – krav maga action film that begins shooting in Tel Aviv, Isreal on July 15, 2010. Helmer Isaac Florentine (Undisputed 2 and 3, Ninja) will direct action star Scott Adkins in the film about a former operative who travels into Lebanon to rescue his former wife’s new husband.
“My vision for joining forces with Praxis is to bring American films to shoot in Israel and Europe whereby we are promoting the film industries worldwide and generating jobs for crews and talent”, said Brener. “It has always been my mission to spread the film industry globally, whether as actor or producer.” Billy Chartoff (The Mechanic), Eviatar Dotan and Rami Damri are also producing “Blood Hostage”, which will be distributed by Lightning Media.
The movie sounds great, and we at Movie Mavericks have always enjoyed both Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins films. The press release that was issued does list a slightly different plot than what’s available on IMDb. IMDb – “A brother is out to rescue and avenge his younger brother caught in Lebanon by terrorists.” But either way I don’t think we’ll be let down.
If you think you’ve seen Shirley before, it’s most likely you’ve caught one of the many films she’s acted in: ‘Streets of Blood’ with Val Kilmer, 50 Cent and Sharon Stone, ‘Labor Pains’ with Lindsay Lohan, ‘Righteous Kill’ with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, ‘War, Inc.’ with John Cusack, and many more.