Articles & Notes — April 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

Michael Jai White to widen action movies’ boundaries one more time

Finally, after nearly two years of staying away from leading parts in martial arts and action movies, Michael Jai White is set to once again widen the boundaries of the action movies.

White, according to IMDb, has completed shooting the first film in the “Codename:Falcon” franchise, titled “Favela”, where he plays an ex-marine, named John “Falcon” Chapman.

White’s character is described as a “dark anti-hero driven by guilt, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy,” making him “a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the foreign ministry”.

Below is a picture that Michael Jai White shared himself, with a caption “FAVELA is the type of movie I’ve waited to do my entire career. Get ready folks cause this first of what’s to come.”


The story of “Favela” has Falcon going to Brazil, to hunt down the killers of his sister, in the process discovering an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia.

Good thing for action fans is that according to IndieWire, Isaac Florentine is directing “Favela” – and that means top-notch action and martial arts scenes for everyone to enjoy.

There has been no word on the official release date, as of yet.

Michael Jai White has worked with Florentine before, on “Undisputed 2”, which was (and still is) considered one of the best martial arts movies released since 2000.

In 2009, White made another film – “Blood and Bone”, which was a “mixed martial arts” films. While not praised as high as “Undisputed 2”, it proved White had a lot of talent, that Hollywood studios simply failed to notice.

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