First Look: Badass Photos from Dolph Lundgren's Icarus
Even at 51 years old, former Frank Castle and Swedish martial arts actor Dolph Lundgren is still going strong, still making movies. Although he's set to appear in Stallone's Expendables, Lundgren is finishing work on a project called Icarus first, a film that he not only stars in but is also directing. Sure, this could probably be categorized as a B-movie, but considering we haven't really seen Lundgren in a big action movie in, well, quite a long time, it's great (or maybe it's not) to see him showing up in the news yet again. The plot is pretty bland and unoriginal, but these photos (via Quiet Earth) actually look pretty damn cool.
"Everyone knows him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But, there is a dark side to this mild mannered man. Icarus (Dolph Lundgren) is at his best when he was killing people."
"For years, Icarus actually worked as a sleeper agent in America, but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he starts over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long." And of course, your past will catch up to you, then go after your wife and daughter, and you have to kick their ass before they kill everyone. Does anyone else want to watch Rocky IV or Universal Soldier or Masters of the Universe after looking at these? It's good to have Lundgren back, but he'll never be as great as he was back then. Thoughts?
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Actually Dolph's getting better and better since he's been directing his own films ("The Defender", "The Mechanik" and "Missionary Man" are little gems of low budget independent action pictures). Before ICARUS and THE EXPENDABLES, Dolph will also kick and rock in COMMAND PERFORMANCE!
CMF on Apr 11, 2009
Reminds me of a crazy version "History of Violence".
David on Apr 11, 2009
Nice list CMF. Looks like I am going to have to get back into Lundgren films again. I will probably see this film as well.
Film-Book dot Com on Apr 11, 2009
You know, he would probably do really well if he got into television. He might want to try that. Like, if they ever made a show about the Russian mafia. Soft of like the Sopranos, but with Russians.
jason on Apr 11, 2009
"It's good to have Lundgren back, but he'll never be as great as he was back then." Are you sure, Alex??? You know, the same was once said of Mickey Rourke, Sly Stallone, and even Robert Downey Jr! And the rest was freakin' history! Remember when Jean-Claude Van Damme was ragged and doubted on until "JCVD" was released. Sure, he didn't win an Oscar. The flick wasn't a big hit at all! Yet, it re-established his cred and respect from fans and the industry and the press was all over it! So, yes I strongly disagree with that last quote. I, as well as, many many others believe Dolph Lundgren can still be as great, if not greater than he's ever been! If it worked for everyone mentioned above, why the hell not for him too???
Spider on Apr 11, 2009
Dolph actually described "Icarus" as kind of like "Leon" (The Professional) meets "History of Violence" (other than Eastwood he really likes Cronenberg). The "Russian Sopranos", I like it!
CMF on Apr 11, 2009
I think Lundgren's greatest role was when he was unrecognizable as the preacher in Johnny Mnemonic.
zubzwank on Apr 11, 2009
"And who is this, lost soul, this sinner unrepentant?!" "Halt sinners!" "Come to Jesus!" "He's made you the vessel of HIS mercy and I am the vessel of HIS Wrath" Street Peacher a.k.a. Dolph Lundgren's Academy Award performance
CMF on Apr 11, 2009
I love the conveniently placed desk and flowers in the 5th image. This movie just looks like a typical action flick, though Dolph's performance could put it above others.
9001 on Apr 11, 2009
This movie has the potential to thrust Dolph Lundgren back into the limelight. It is about time he gets his due! I'm looking forward to his new movie, "Command Performance"! ****Kudos to Firstshowing.net for covering Dolph Lundgren and his cinematic accomplishments!
Blue Silver on Apr 11, 2009
I liked 'I Come In Peace' from 1990. Great film and Dolph was pretty good in it. I just hope it gets a long awaited DVD release! Lundgren's 'Blackjack' was also a cool movie! Dolph is tha man!
Pickle on Apr 11, 2009
I think he looks better now that he's got some wrinkles and wear and tear on him. I never really took him seriously when he was younger cause he just doesn't look grizzled enough to pull off stuff like the Punisher or a boxer or any kind of fighter. I always considered him to be more a B or C list action guy, but having seen photos of his recently, and now these, he just looks like he's grown into that sort of role now... I can see him kicking the crap out of someone now, where before I just couldn't take it seriously. Maybe his time has finally come.
Squiggly on Apr 12, 2009
If he dies he dies!
werdnafaz on Apr 12, 2009
Lungren appears alot on South African TV with his Silversands Casino ads. Good to see the oldies making comebacks.
kaaskyker on Apr 12, 2009
Silversands Casino ads with Dolph are you sure? I never heard of those?!
CMF on Apr 12, 2009
Lungren is simply badass i am glad of seeing him back in business.I would also love to see him as Duke Nukem:The Movie,I believe he was born for Duke. "It's time to kick some ass and chew bubble gum,I am all outta gum!"
Fisherr on Apr 12, 2009
Second the last photo, look at the blast from the pistol. It looks like someone drew that in. The pictures don't seem to bad besides that one however. We'll have to wait for the trailer
Dan W on Apr 12, 2009
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DJDavid on Apr 14, 2009
There could some new martial artist would become actors to star aloneside Dolph Lundgren in a straight to DVD movie someone like Mitt Lenix who will be doing Slums 13. I think that Mitt Lenix should work with Dolph Lundgren in a new action film City Justice and maybe Daniel Bernhardt and other MMA fighters could do a movie together. This could a good for Mitt Lenix and Dolph Lundgren. Thank you. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.
Bruce Darren Acosta on Apr 21, 2009
TEASER TRAILER COMING SOON!
CMF on Apr 23, 2009
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