ACTION LOVE DRAMA SCI-FI MARTIAL ARTS
In 15th century Japan, Asura is given a magical sword by a half human/half crow creature known as a Tengu. This sword bestowed the gift of immortality, but it also came with a price. Asura was now honor bound to become a protector of our world, guarding it against the forces of darkness. Throughout time Asura has fulfilled his duty without question, but now a new threat arises. The sorcerer, Tanaro, who killed his master centuries earlier in feudal Japan has risen from beyond the grave to fulfill his mission to summon a powerful evil upon the earth. His soul inhabiting a metropolitan police officer, Tanaro reunites with a modern version of his ancient cult to recover powerful artifacts that will enable him to open a gateway between our realm and that of a malevolent evil known as Akuma. Along with his apprentices, Kotori and Domino, and police detective Drake, Asura must stop Tanaro and his minions from completing the ritual that will unleash hell on Earth.
Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew’s destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular “Kung Fu” (1972) television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon (1976). He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John Carpenter handpicked him as the Martial Arts Choreographer for 20th Century Fox’s now cult film, Big Trouble in Little China (1986). James was voted “Favorite Action Star” by fans of Inside Martial Arts magazine. Internet fans voted him into the Hall of Fame in the Martial Arts History Museum. Inside Kung Fu Magazine inducted him as one of the “Martial Arts Greats” alongside legends as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and his longtime friend Jackie Chan.
For close to two decades Australian-born Louis Mandylor has steadily worked in the highly competitive entertainment industry, where thousands strive but few thrive. A one-time professional boxer and soccer player turned accomplished actor and filmmaker, Mandylor has starred opposite such renowned talents, new and legendary, as Jeremy Renner, James Coburn, Burt Reynolds, Lainie Kazan, and Harvey Keitel. Mandylor has also recently garnered a reputation as an award-winning director and independent filmmaker following the establishment of his independent production company Krakatau Films.
Nao Minami’s journey to acting is truly an “East Meets West” story. Nao grew up the youngest daughter of a traditional Japanese family in Kanazawa, Japan often referred to as a “little Kyoto”. Nao spent the first half of her life focusing on her studies where she was a star student who was accepted into the top high school in her hometown. Although Nao excelled in academics and was later accepted by one of the top universities in Japan, Waseda University, she decided to switch gears and pursue a lifelong dream of acting.