Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Ava DuVernay Won Ava DuVernay Won Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! Now in Demand: Black Actors - Morris Chestnut Books Starring Role in Investigative Drama Pilot for Fox Now in Demand: Black Actors - Morris Chestnut Books Starring Role in Investigative Drama Pilot for Fox Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

First Algerian Martial Arts Film In Production - Mike Tyson Co-Stars

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 22, 2013 at 3:30PM

According to Algerian newspaper l’Expressionz.com. (can I just say how much I love that I can access any newspaper from almost anywhere in the world, on the web, even though they aren't always in a language I understand)...
2
mike tyson

According to Algerian newspaper l’Expressionz.com. (can I just say how much I love that I can access any newspaper from almost anywhere in the world, on the web, even though they aren't always in a language I understand)... 

But according to Algerian newspaper l’Expressionz.com, what is being called the first Algerian martial arts film, is currently in production in Oran, Algerian.

Thanks to Google's translation from French to English, here's what I was able to learn about the project:

- French director Jean-Marc Mineo is helming the film, which is titled Algeria Forever.

- It'll star Algerian actors Ahmed Benaissa, Mourad Khan and Bahia Rachedi, as well as French singer Lorie, and Algerian comedian Smaïn.

- And here's where it gets even more interesting: Mike Tyson has also booked a role in the film, although I couldn't determine what exactly that role is.

Algeria Forever will center on a plot against modern-day Algeria. A supporter of the OAS, the French paramilitary organization that sought to keep Algeria under French rule, instead of allowing for its independence, sets up base in Oran, with plans to acquire all the necessary resources needed for an armed and dangerous strike against the country and its people.

But the group has to get through a secret agent, who happens to be a martial arts specialist, who will do whatever it takes to defend Algeria, as well as destroy this scheming organization.

Director Mineo says, no CGI work in this one, as they plan to rely almost entirely on real stunt work and the actors will all be well-trained in martial arts and weapons handling.

He also plans to not only cast primarily Algerians, but the project is an all-Algerian production behind the scenes. 

Mineo's last film was a 2011 martial arts actioner titled Bangkok Revenge, which is available on home video here in the USA, so if you'd like to check out his previous work, you can. It's also the only other feature film he's directed. He's an actor as well.

This film is aimed for a 2014 theatrical release, is produced by Zakaria Ramdane of Access V Production based in Oran, and is promising 130 minutes on-screen greatness. 

As for Tyson, the 47 year old is expected to be in Oran in September, to shoot his scenes. 

This should be interesting. And now that I'm aware of it, I'll be tracking it from here-on, and will post updates as I have them.

This article is related to: Mike Tyson, Things That Make You Go Hmm..., Ahmed Benaissa, Mourad Khan, Bahia Rachedi


Shadow & ActNewsletter