Certified DTV action badass Scott Adkins has co-written, and is set to star in, an adaptation of assassin-based Pat Mills comic book series Accident Man.
Adkins will be playing hitman Mike Fallen, the titular Accident Man, who got his nickname from his signature method of making his assassinations look like accidents, as he embarks on (naturally) a roaring rampage of revenge.
Jesse V. Johnson, a stunt coordinator who's no stranger to DTV action movies, is taking up the director's chair, and the rest of the cast is being filled out by some other action regulars including Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, The Book of Eli, the Thor movies), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight), and Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The King of Fighters, X-Men).
Adkins is a workhorse of the DTV action circuit, starring in some of the last decade's best (and most badass) pure action movies. Mainstream audiences might know him from the recent Doctor Strange, wherein he played one of Kaecilius' henchmen, but true believers should be familiar with his work in this year's Boyka: Undisputed, Legendary and Hard Target 2, last year's Close Range, or modern classics of the DTV action genre like Ninja and its sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, as well as the bizarre masterpiece that is Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning.
In case you couldn't tell already, this writer is a big fan of Adkins and the wider DTV action genre. Seriously, it's probably the best place to go for pure action film-making in the modern movie landscape. Cheesy, yes. Often cheap-looking, yes. But the fact that they're often essentially non-stop action magnificence easily excuses all of that.
Accident Man is currently in pre-production, and we can probably look forward to a 2017 release. Adkins is apparently addicted to doing insane fight scenes, though, so check this space for news on even more of his movies, maybe, probably. He made like eight films this year and his currently filming his ninth. He is a glorious madman.