“You’re invited to the KUMITE.”
Directed by Chris Nohan from a script by Bey Logan, “Lady Bloodfight” is an all-female fighting tournament film starring renowned stunt performer Amy Johnston, Jenny Wu, and Kathy Wu.
While Amy Johnston may be a relatively unknown actress, Movie Web noted that she has performed some uncredited utility stunts on Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” and has acted as Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Moreover, she was involved in “Deadpool” and “Suicide Squad”.
Meanwhile, Chris Nohan made his directorial debut with “Kiss of the Dragon” (2001), which stars Jet Li and Bridget Fonda. In 2005, he helmed “Empire of the Wolves and Blood: The Last Vampire”. On the other hand, Bey Logan served as a producer on many martial arts-themed projects such as Netflix’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”, “Kickboxer: Retaliation”, and “The Forbidden Kingdom”. He is also writing the script for “The Medallion” starring Jackie Chan.
So it’s easy to see why martial art movie fans are so excited to see the upcoming indie movie.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“A blonde woman named Jane (played by Amy Johnston) arrives in Asia, and is first, jumped, then beaten up, by thugs. She asks a fighter girl to train her – but really, she wants to take part in a tournament. Shu recruits Jane and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as ‘The KUMITE’. Plenty of girls, of all races, fighting action. After months of rigorous preparation, Jane is ready to face off against the deadliest female fighters in the world, including Ling, the apprentice of Shu’s nemesis, Wai, a Shaolin master.
Watch the badass trailer below:
“Lady Bloodfiight” is slated for release on 5th May.
Source: Movie Web.