This is a documentary that every single person who reads this site is going to want to see. IN SEARCH OF THE LAST ACTION HEROES gets its official trailer! The most comprehensive feature-length documentary on the ‘80s Action Movie genre ever made.
“In Search of the Last Action Heroes” will be the most comprehensive retrospective of the ‘80s action film genre ever made. Now in production, we’re giving fans one last opportunity to join the journey, claim exclusive rewards, and to be the first to see it.
Matrix, Rambo, McClane, Ripley, Connor, Dutch – the power of their stories excited and inspired a generation of action enthusiasts. Join us as we explore what made these films a success, how they evolved through the ‘90s, and what caused their eventual decline.
With 25+ interviews and 100 hours of footage under our belts (and more to come), we’ve already got some amazing material. Here’s a glimpse at a few of our favourite bits so far:
Bill Duke (Predator, Commando) discusses The Predator’s difficult production – and being on set when Jean-Claude Van-Damme was fired.
Vernon Wells (Commando) on his role as iconic villain Bennett – and how to steal scenes from under Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Cynthia Rothrock (China O’Brien, Lady Dragon) on the obstacles she faced when entering the action genre – and why Hong Kong was easier to break into than Hollywood.
Producer Mario Kassar (First Blood, Rambo II, Total Recall, Red Heat) discusses how he brought the Rambo franchise from page to screen – and how it came to redefine action cinema.
Ronny Cox (RoboCop) on how he almost reprised his role as corporate villain Richard “Dick” Jones in RoboCop 2 – despite his character dying in the first film.
Screenwriter Steven E. de Souza (Commando, Running Man, Die Hard) talks about the challenges (and joys) of writing Arnie’s one-liners.
Screenwriter Graham Yost (Speed, Broken Arrow) on the evolution of action films into the ‘90s.
Composer Stan Bush (Bloodsport, Kickboxer) on how to write an inspirational power ballad.
Screenwriter Zak Penn (Last Action Hero, Ready Player One) on why nostalgia for the 1980s is stronger now than ever before.