Triple Threat

2019, Directed by Jesse V. Johnson

This breakneck thriller teams over half a dozen of the world’s biggest action stars for the martial arts film event of the year. When a hit contract is taken out on a billionaire’s daughter (Celina Jade) intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate, a team of wanted mercenaries must take on a group of professional assassins (Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping) to stop them from hitting their target. Also featuring Iko Uwais and Jeeja Yanin.

Scott: This is the biggest martial arts cast EVER assembled for a martial arts film. We all have great respect for one another and wanted to work together so we jumped at the chance. I’ve always wanted to work with Tony Jaa for such a long time and we finally get to do it and I don’t think fans will be disappointed. Of course its an added bonus that I got to also work with Iko and Tiger. Its full of action and there’s plenty of fight action.

The director Jess Johnson did a great job of giving each of us their moment and I personally really enjoyed playing Collins. My writing partner Stu Small who wrote Accident Man with me came onboard and added some great dialogue for my character to get his teeth in to. Its a fun part and Micheal Jai White, Bisping, Jeeja and Ron all enjoyed playing baddies.

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Scott's opportunities to show his acting talent

Scott: I have a ton of dialogue. Having worked with Jesse on Accident Man I believe he trusted that I would do a good job so he wrote me a great part with lots of dialogue and some great action. I owe him a beer for sure.

This film was shooted in 5 or 6 weeks. Not massive but certainly enough time for us to do a good job. Pre-production was very little time compared to the shoot as they started without a finished script but thats the way it goes sometimes.

Scott is the real standout

Scott Adkins is the real standout, not only getting to show off his martial arts skills but getting some of the film’s best lines. Adkins still takes part in some of the film’s most impressive action scenes.

Scott: it’s pretty light hearted with a healthy dose of violence. It’s an entertaining movie. Thats all we want, for the fans to be entertained and have a great time.

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Triple Threat vs Expendables 2

Scott: Expendables was an entirely different situation for me. Whenever you are working with actors you looked up to as a kid you have a reverence for them that you cannot escape. I was like a kid in a candy store and also somewhat intimidated by the experience. It was a small part also. For this I am working with my contemporaries and colleagues as apposed to my “heroes” so it allowed me to be much more collaborative and creative. On Expendables I just did as I was told.

The best reason to watch Triple Threat

Scott: Of course me! (laughs) Its a must see for fans of action and especially martial arts fans. The best of the best duking it out together. It will be one of the best martial arts film this year – we cannot forget Ip Man 4 of course which will be released in July.

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