After three Taken films starring an aging Liam Neeson and Stallone leading the charge through an Expendables franchise that’s keeping senior citizen butt-kickers on life support, you might think that the day of the grizzled, weathered action hero has run its course. I’m here to tell you that if The Baker is any indication, there’s still plenty of room for grumpy grandpas to lay the smack down on screen without the premise ever feeling old.
“The Retirement Plan” is an action movie featuring one of the most sought-after actors of the moment, Nicolas Cage. At the time of writing this article, he has seven upcoming movies listed on his IMDB page. It seems that at the age of 61, he has finally embraced his mature roles. This marks his first time portraying a grandfather on screen. Although he is already a grandpa in real life, this film presents the first opportunity for him to portray that role in a movie.
A classic hero’s journey, a unique setting for mystical adventure and an all-star cast. This is what Heroes of the Golden Mask, from Writer/Director/Producer, Sean Patrick O’Reilly offers to the landscape of animated adventure films upon its release on June 9, 2023.
Sean Patrick O’Reilly is a Canadian filmmaker with big ambition, having written, directed and produced many fantasy, action and adventure films over the last decade. His most recent animated feature, Heroes Of The Golden Mask is a superhero story with a fantasy edge which will be available in the digital format starting June 9, 2023. I was lucky enough to catch Director Sean Patrick O’Reilly in between projects and learn a bit about his influences and how this latest Chinese co-production came together.
Last November, Raw Fury announced that their open beta for their upcoming ‘West of Dead’ would be available for February 14, 2020. Thankfully the game’s open beta launched Friday as planned, and players can now partake in the event. However, the open beta is currently available on the Xbox One and on PC through Steam. Furthermore, ‘West of Dead’ Open Beta is set to close on Monday, February 24.