This year seems to be going by really fast. I can't believe it's already the middle of February, which means the release of Channing Tatum's next movie, 'Fighting,' is only a couple of months away, and it will be in theaters before we know it.
I can safely assume we're going to start seeing more and more about the film in the media, so I wasn't surprised when I was browsing this week's Entertainment Weekly and saw Channing and 'Fighting' featured in their "First Look" article. It's the section of the magazine where they give readers "an early peek at some of Hollywood's coolest projects".
You can click on the image above to get a first look at the behind-the-scenes photo of Chan blocking a kick from real-life Mixed Martial Arts champion Cung Le in a scene in the film. They also interviewed him for the article, and you can read what he had to say about the film below:
CHANNING TATUM BLOCKS A SCENE
In the action flick 'Fighting' (April 24), Tatum plays a newcomer to New York whose brawling skills earn him big bucks on an underground street-fighting circuit. "There's nothing really complicated about this movie," says the actor, though he probably wasn't referring to this scene, in which his character takes on a fierce competitor, played by real-life martial-arts master Cung Le. "He's supposed to kick me in the head, and I get my hands up just in time to block it, " Tatum says. "I'll tell you what, though - I don't care if you block it or not, you still see stars." - Lindsay Soll
The February 20, 2009 issue of Entertainment Weekly is currently on US newsstands, so make sure to get your copy.
Fans can check out a ton of photos from the set of 'Fighting' in the CTU Photo Gallery and can learn even more about the film through interviews and trailers our Youtube Video Channel.
'Fighting' hits US theaters on April 24, 2009, and you can find a current list of international release dates for the film on the CTU Calendar.