Wesley Snipes To Star In ‘Game of Death’

Published 6 years ago by , Updated October 9th, 2009 at 6:46 am,

wesley snipes2 Wesley Snipes To Star In Game of Death

Wesley’s jump-kicking his way back into theaters with a new action flick from Abel Ferrara, the man who brought us Bad Lieutenant and King of New York back in the early nineties.

A little birdie over at First Showing told me that Game of Death follows Snipes’ character, a “politician’s bodyguard who must fend off five of the world’s top assassins.”  Is anybody else thinking of Ninja Scroll right now and resisting the urge to expect an amazing movie? There’s a lot of room for creating super bad-ass villains here and if these guys are smart, they’ll recognize that a huge draw for the movie could be the creative, deadly specialties of the surely-to-be-thwarted killers.

For those who don’t know, Snipes and the U.S. Government had a falling out.

wesley snipes1 Wesley Snipes To Star In Game of Death

This guy spends his life playing characters who never back down and then he’s ridiculed for failing to bow to the IRS, the biggest bully of all? Anyway, Snipes impressed us all with his martial artistry in the Blade Trilogy and a sense of humor in Demolition Man. He seems capable of holding up his end of the deal in the crazier and quieter moments of action films.

Abel Ferrara has been directing since the ’70s and may be most well-known for King of New York, a great film IMO with a young Wesley Snipes, among other notable actors. As evidenced by that movie and others from Ferrara, including Driller Killer, the man’s directed his share of violence.

Does anyone else in the world have any interest in seeing one of these top assassins actually figure out a way to take out Snipes?  Here’s hoping for a little variation from the Hollywood formula.

No word yet on when Game of Death will be in theaters.

Source: First Showing

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  1. My goodness. That picture at the top is probably one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen.

  2. Beyond the general disturbing nature of that whole picture, red hair? Really? I suppose if they were trying to make it look blatantly fake.

  3. the pic is from a movie Snipes did with Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo called ” To Wong Foo , Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar ” , they all played female impersonators.

    on to new bizness: I would very much like to see Mr Snipes in another good action movie ; I hope this works out for him.

  4. big fan of snipes, wasnt his sentence 3 yrs though? anyways hes got to be one of my favourite martial arts actors and seeing him duking it out with assasin serial killer guys sounds like a kickass idea.

    i personally think he should have played denzel’s role for book of eli, c’mon you can just see wesley snipes in his position no?

  5. I must have gotten to this thread after someone changed the picture because the one I see is from New Jack City. Didn’t know Snipes was free but yes, get him into an action movie fast.

  6. Yeah, lets get him kicking ass again, a damn shame about Snipes he’s one of those rare action stars who has got great acting capability. Bruce Willis being the only other one.

    Hopefully they get some well known actors to play the assassins. If only to guarantee a theatrical release.

  7. @ Gigan 300

    Im sure back in the late 80s your photos were sub par and disgusting themselves.

    The pic from above is from New Jack City, a role that was tailor made for wesley snipes and he give a great performance in that


    @ jwalka

    I could see snipes in that role or Michael Jai White. But jsut maybe Denzel can pull off the martial arts action, just like Chow Yun Fat ( a non martial artist) has been doing for many years now