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Michael Jai White Does What He Does Best in First Trailer for ‘Falcon Rising’ + Release Date Set

Michael Jai White Does What He Does Best in First Trailer for 'Falcon Rising' + Release Date Set

According to Michael Jai White (via his Twitter account), a theatrical release date for the first installment in the “Codename: Falcon” franchise of movies he’s starring in, titled “Falcon Rising,” is set for September 5.

Last year, we brought you news that White had signed on to star in what was/is expected to be an action movie franchise from Moonstone Entertainment. The franchise revolves around a former marine named John “Falcon” Chapman, 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.”

In the first film in the franchise, our man Chapman travels to Brazil to hunt down his sister’s killers, and, in the process, discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia.

White himself previously shared that the Falcon movies are the type of projects he’s “waited to do” his “entire career,” adding, “Get ready folks cause this [is the] first of what’s to come.”

Ernie Barbarash (who directed 2 Jean-Claude Van Damme movies) is director of “Falcon Rising.” 
Neal McDonough and Laila Ali are also in the film.

Moonstone’s plans are to produce about one Falcon movie a year, following White’s Chapman character as he is sent to exotic locations all over the world, to do the “foreign ministry’s” dirty work.

With the film’s release announcement comes its first trailer as well, which is embedded below:

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I can’t believe that Michael jai white is not recognized as the best black action star in movie history. It’s a shame how underrated he is and not more recognized than Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Denzel Washington and others just mentioning a few… I would like for Hollywood to justify how his type of talent is not constantly branded on the movie screen for audiences around the world to appreciate. Imagine how sad it would have been if Bruce Lee’s talents were swept under the rug hidden from the world… This has been happening to Michael Jai White for years!

David Pierre

this is number one box office


this will be the number one move of all times


D only thing dat wud ruin dis is either d director or d production studio bcuz MJW is megabombbastic. MUST WATCH!!!


Hate to say it but the editor did a pretty lame job. Film looks nice. Too bad the cutting is bad and they try the Bourne trailer theme badly.

vivek thapa

i am big fan of michael and this film rock……………..


Fan of both you,Michael and Scott Adkins !! This film is going to be Awesome!


I'm a big fan… I will definitely be watching out for this movie!


Mum yummy I just get all frothy watching the big black man get sweaty 👀👀👀


Count me in to see "Falcon Rising!" I have to see the lovely Laila Ali make her big screen debut!

Marijan the Macedonian

awesome fights


I've always loved Michael. I think he's one of the most underrated and unexposed black actors in Hollywood. He's so versatile and multi-talented. I can't wait to see this series.




I've got to see it!

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