About Mike Fury

Interview with Kung Fu Movie Guide

Here’s a new, in-depth interview I did with Kung Fu Movie Guide discussing many topics including my book, Life of Action, action genre trends, working with Scott Adkins, the legacy of Darren Shahlavi and more. Thanks for the opportunity and support! They wrote: “Life of Action is the first book by film journalist Mike Fury. It’s a detailed analysis of action cinema told by some of the genre’s most famous names and features interviews with stunt coordinators, fight choreographers, directors …

Isaac Florentine Exclusive with Moviescope

To celebrate the release of my book Life of Action, renowned filmmaking magazine Moviescope shared an exclusive extract from Undisputed & Ninja director Isaac Florentine‘s interview, discussing his earliest memories working in America, having moved from Israel as a young man. Read the full article here. Remember, you can order the book in print and ebook formats from here!

Steven Seagal’s Mercenary: Absolution

With the release of Steven Seagal‘s latest movie, Mercenary: Absolution, I took the opportunity to not only catch the big man’s new flick, but willfully digress a little into my fascination with all things Steven. I’ve always had a soft spot for Steven Seagal movies. Most fans will agree there are those classics that everyone mentions (Nico, Out For Justice, Under Siege) and then, in more recent years, a very mixed bag of the awful (Attack Force, Flight of Fury) to …

Falcon Rising: Interview with Michael Jai White

Falcon Rising, a true passion project from action star and filmmaker Michael Jai White, is finally arriving on UK DVD. In the film, John “Falcon” Chapman (MJW) is an ex-marine anti-hero plagued with guilt and trauma after returning home from conflict. On a self-destructive edge, he learns his sister has been brutally beaten in the favelas of Brazil and travels there to hunt down her attackers, waging war on all criminals and corrupt cops he encounters during his new, self-proclaimed mission. Michael Jai White visited …

Life of Action – Official Press Release

New book “Life of Action” offers insight into the world of action genre filmmaking and has already been applauded by both readers and industry professionals. Three years in the making by martial arts and film journalist Mike Fury, the book features interviews with the men and women of action genre cinema and is available as a paperback, with an ebook edition to follow soon. Featuring an iconic cover image of British action star Scott Adkins as his popular character, Yuri …

Darren Shahlavi passed from natural causes

The family of the late martial arts actor, Darren Shahlavi, has confirmed that he tragically died of natural causes on 14 January 2015, a sudden and fatal heart attack. I was (and still am) extremely saddened about Darren’s passing. He was a wonderful person, a great talent and real source of inspiration for many. What’s more, he was just reaching the cusp of greatness, having recently appeared in several prolific films and increasingly strong roles, which reaffirms the tragedy of this great artist lost far too …

Midnight Run: Interview with writer George Gallo

George Gallo is a highly accomplished writer and filmmaker, best known for his work on major box office hits and fan favourites like Wise Guys, Midnight Run and Bad Boys. Beginning as a successful screenwriter, he also transitioned into filmmaking when he wrote and directed 29th Street which kicked off a new chapter in his career. He has since produced and directed a number of prolific projects, while pursuing art and music. As a writer, Gallo’s scripts are sharp, punchy and, for anyone who has seen the films listed above, …

Midnight Run arrives on Blu-ray

The classic 1988 road movie, Midnight Run, makes its much awaited arrival on Blu-ray for the very first time. Never missing out on the chance to revisit an all-time favourite, this new release comes with a range of brand new extras including newly filmed interviews with the cast and crew, giving fresh perspective on the making of a much-overlooked modern classic. For fans of this buddy comedy/road movie gem, this version presents the best opportunity to catch it in all its glory. For anyone who never saw the …

Life of Action

Signed and Unsigned books available… Publisher: Mill City Press Year: 2015 Author: Mike Fury Description: Martial Arts and Action cinema fans can now get the inside track on their favourite stars and movies through this fascinating selection of candid interviews with top talent such as Scott Adkins (Undisputed II & III, The Expendables 2), Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Special ID), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables), Tsui Hark (Once Upon a Time in China, Detective Dee) and Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House …

Interview with Film Combat Syndicate

Here’s an interview I did with Film Combat Syndicate discussing my book, Life of Action. Thanks for having me! They wrote: “It’s a new generation for the genre, far more different than the glory days it saw earlier in the last four decades, but the love for the craft is still there as well as the fandom, and the continued growth of the connectivity of the audience. UK choreographer/actor Mike Fury is no stranger to the voices among the crowd, …