Following the success of the original Life of Action book released in 2015, author and action coordinator Mike Fury has interviewed a new line-up of top international film talent from in front of and behind the camera. Released in March 2020, the new book continues exploring the artistry and the physically demanding, dangerous work involved in creating some of the world’s best loved films and television shows.
Life of Action II takes readers behind-the-scenes once again for a compelling series of conversations, shedding light on the overlooked and misunderstood world of action genre cinema. In this new collection of original interviews, we meet and get under the skin of some of the hardest working actors, filmmakers and stunt professionals working today to find out what motivates and inspires them, and the lessons we can take.
Featuring talent such as Zoë Bell (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Death Proof), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Spawn), Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Wheelman), Tony Jaa (Fast & Furious 7, Ong Bak), Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air), Vic Armstrong (Total Recall, Raiders of the Lost Ark), Gareth Evans (Gangs of London, The Raid) and many more, this is a must-have for creatives and film fans alike.
This fabulous follow up to the original Life of Action from Mike Fury takes it to the next level with talking to a wide range of talent both in front and behind the camera. Some of my favorite artists are featured like JuJu Chan who had a recent TV smash hit with Wu Assassins and I first saw in the Scott Adkins feature film Savage Dog, again covered in this book but Mike also delves into JuJu's Martial Arts background and her experiences on making films.
Amy Johnston talks about the drive and passion to push herself in both acting and stunt-work along with her impressive list of credits that include Captain America Winter soldier, Deadpool 2 and a highly memorable performance in Accident Man from Jesse V. Johnson. There are so many action stars Jerry Trimble, Louis Mandylor, Kelly Hu, John Salvitti and Alain Moussi. Its just an action junkies perfect paradise.
Go grab yourself a copy of this book now, at the time of writing I know the first edition sold out, and if you need any further incentive the hardback edition I picked up is a quality publication that's worth every penny.