Triple Threat used to star Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Tiger Chen. Now it stars Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, and Michael Bisping. That's like an Expendables, except where the cast doesn't qualify for earlybird discounts at the Golden Corral.
Admittedly, director Jesse V. Johnson (Savage Dog, which Evan saw and liked) doesn't have the "From The Director Of" fireworks of John Wick's Chad Stahelski, who was originally slated to co-direct. But the cast is still intact, and we didn't even know Adkins, White, or Bisping were going to be in it before. Anyways, the trailer came out today:
Lots of punching and kicking and sweating and bleeding, then. Excellent.
Per its official synopsis, the movie is about "a down and out team of mercenaries" tasked with taking down a team of elite assassins before they can kill their target, a billionaire's daughter with the potential to take down a major crime ring. We're guessing Jaa, Uwais, and Chen are the mercenaries, and Adkins, White, and Bisping are the assassins, but undoubtedly loyalties will shift during the film. They always do in these things.
On a personal note, one of these guys (Chen) totally decked the Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League in Fantastic Fest's Debates back in 2013, and another (Adkins) gave me some fighting tips for my bout in the same event. That's enough to get my ass in a seat, even if it's just a seat at my house. It releases, in some form, in early 2018.