Knockouts (2016?) is an upcoming action comedy film written by Olivia Briggs and directed by Leo Kei Angelos for manga distributor TOKYOPOP. Starring, as the KTB sorority girls, Michelle Lee (Sun Tze), Kristen Brancaccio (Cassidy), Carrie Lynn Certa (Helen), Bethany Levy (Alex), and Mickey Facchinello (Bobby Jean); and starring, as the AAA sorority girls, Tess Kielhamer (Whitney), Adrienne Camille, PeiPei Yuan, Monica Lopez, and Alli Beckman.
Sun Tze is the top teenage fighter in China and a shoo in for the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts. Before she can become a professional fighter, however, Sun has to follow family tradition and attend university in America, join the prestigious Kappa Tae Bo sorority (KTB), and compete in the Inter-Collegiate Mixed Martial Arts Tournament (IMMAT).
Upon arrival in America, however, Sun finds the KTB sorority filled with nothing but losers and the house being repossessed! The only way to get enough money to pay their debts is to win the IMMAT. To save the house and the sorority’s lost legacy, Sun has to turn her new sisterhood of misfits into martial arts masters in time to defeat rival blond bombshell Whitney and her band of Alpha Alpha Alpha brats. What’s worse, she’ll have to convince KTB President and former MMA champion Cassidy to face her fears of a past injury and return to the dojo, or they won’t even have enough members to compete!
Watch the concept trailer here …
Tara Macken [Ninja Apocalypse] is the film’s stunt coordinator.
My thoughts… Knockouts looks like The House Bunny (2008) meets Bloodsport (1988)! Check out the talents of director Leo Kei Angelos in his awesome Wonder Woman fan film First Impressions (here). I can’t wait to see this film!
Read my original post on MHE (here).