New Year’s Eve sees the arrival of the most anticipated movie of the year for millions of martial arts fans around the world – Isaac Florentine’s “Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear”!
The film reunites Florentine with rising action star and renown martial arts virtuoso Scott Adkins in their sixth collaboration. The sequel to 2010’s “Ninja”, which marked Adkins’ debut as a leading man, premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas earlier this year and has enjoyed a phenomenally positive reception from those privileged to have seen it.
Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that Scott Adkins is just one of many sensational martial arts masters to appear in the film. Another such gentleman to blow audiences away in the film has been Tim Man, who, in addition to portraying the villainous henchman Myat, also served as the film’s fight choreographer.
An accomplished stunt man and extraordinary martial artist, he’s worked his way up in the world of martial arts cinema with appearances in films such as “Ong Bak 2” (with Tony Jaa), “Raging Phoenix”, (starring Jeeja Yanin) “Bangkok Adrenaline”, and last year’s “Kill ‘Em All”, (with Gordon Liu, and the late Joe Lewis). Working alongside such martial arts film luminaries, he also managed to steal the show in “Kill ‘Em All” with the same ease that Yayan Ruhian did in “The Raid: Redemption”, and his duel with Scott Adkins is said to be one of the major highlights of “Ninja II”.
If you’re still not convinced he’s right man for the job, both in front and behind the camera, just have a look at his showreel above (which also makes excellent use of Ken’s theme, BTW!)