Michael Jai White’s had himself a pretty funky movie career. He started out pretty well in “Spawn”, but seems to have gone into the direct-to-video route in recent years, with roles in “Undisputed 2” and “Universal Solder: The Return”. His latest is “Blood and Bone”, and from the looks of the trailer, it looks like a bone-crunching action movie and ol Michael Jai White seems to have boned up (no pun intended) on his moves. This thing looks good despite its DTV pedigree, which is your usual “underground fighting” movie cliche.
Produced by Nick SImunek, Matthew Binns and Michael Mailer, directed by Ben Ramsey, and Starring Michael Jai White, BLOOD & BONE is the story of a mysterious drifter named Isaiah Bone who falls into a mob controlled street fighting ring in the back alleys of Los Angeles.
A post-modern Samurai movie, it blends the dangerous world of gangster controlled underground Mixed Martial Arts fighting, with a visually stunning, action packed plot that will transport audiences into the world before “Ultimate” fighting became mainstream.
Starring Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker, Dante Basco, Nona Gaye, Michelle Belegrin, Bob Sapp, Dick Anthony Williams, Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson, Ron Yuan, and Gina Carano. Directed by Ben Ramsey.
The movie lands on DVD shelves September 15, 2009.