Studios announces, Icarus a new action thriller starring
Dolph Lundgren. With "Icarus" Lundgren will lead a
double life, both on and off screen. Taking the reins as Director
and star, Lundgrens on-screen persona "Icarus"
balances his secret past as a Russian trained hit-man with a
new life as father and patriarch to an idyllic, loving suburban
US family -- a family who are completely unaware of their dad's
nefarious past. But when Lundgren's wife and children become
pawns in an international game of kill or be killed, Dolph has
no choice but to rely on his Soviet training to protect his loved
ones from both the killers and from his own secret identity.
Unfortunately, as their lives are driven deeper and deeper into
jeopardy, Lundgren risks losing his family as they begin to piece
together the truth about his former life as an assassin behind
the iron curtain.
Icarus goes to camera this fall, shooting at Insight
Film Studios in Vancouver. Kirk Shaw, Insight CEO and Icarus
Producer had this say, Dolphs talent behind the camera
is just as strong as his presence on camera. 'Icarus' is an action
packed and ideal film fit to showcase Lundgrens acting
and directing skills.
In talking about this double role, Lundgren stated, Im
looking forward to the opportunity to act in and direct Icarus,
where great action is paired with character-based psychological
drama. I hope to continue the tradition of great films
such as Luc Bessons The Professional and David
Cronenburgs A History of Violence, that use
this combination to really engage the audience. "
August 6, 2008
signs on for action thriller
Now Vancouver-based Insight Film Studios has signed on the fleshy
actor to both direct and act in Icarus,
a $6-million action thriller.
Insight president/executive producer Kirk Shaw recently flew
Lundgren in to have dinner, meet with a local scriptwriter, scout
locations and seal the deal. "We're writing the script to
location which can be a little more cost effective," said
Shaw, who added the script has just come in and it looks good.
Filming is set to begin in October and last for about five weeks."
July 30, 2008
Paul Hertzsberg, CEO of CineTel Films, mentions Icarus
to be filmed in November in an interview to Blog
directs for Insight
by: Ilona Beiks
Swedish action hero Dolph Lundgren will be doing double duty
in Vancouver this October when he directs and stars in Icarus,
a $6-million action thriller backed by Vancouver's Insight Film
Studios." from Playback
July 21st, 2008
picks up Lundgren's 'Icarus'
Company acquires int'l distrib rights to actioner
By JUSTIN KROLL
Film Production and distribution company CineTel Films has acquired
international distribution rights to Dolph Lundgren's "Icarus,"
which is set to start production this fall with Insight Film
Lundgren will direct and star
in the film.
In "Icarus," Lundgren plays a Soviet-trained assassin
determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.
Raul Inglis penned the script.
Insight Film Studios president Kirk Shaw will produce."
May 15th, 2008
"I'm also supervising
a re-write of ICARUS, the assassin film that I plan to shoot
in Vancouver later in the fall. The script is coming along very
well, a sort of LEON
meets A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE!" email from Dolph
February 17th, 2008
"I'm also working
on a script called Icarus that's about an assassin. I play a bad
guy. I'm a good adversary to come up against so I wanted to develop
a story like that with an interesting bad guy. It's a three-character
drama. There's an assassin, a CIA agent and girl. They're involved
romantically and there's also a political narrative about the
country and the future." from
February 11, 2008
on the script. I think its turning out pretty good, its
kind of interesting. Its a three character piece and theres
a hitman, played by yours truly, because I wanted to play a bad
guy again. People kind of enjoy me as that. Then theres
another younger guy and then theres a girl. Its a
love triangle mixed with political intrigue and the United States
in turmoil not far in the future. I think its going to
be cool." from The
December 5, 2007
Announced on Dolph's
"Also about to deliver a screenplay called ICARUS,
that I'd like to direct next year. A two-character piece about
a cop and an assassin... I'm the assassin of course... Time to
play the bad guy again, last time was Johnny Mnemonic