Johnny Martin’s next feature film is set to be a boxing drama titled ‘A Fighting Chance.’ The filming of the movie is scheduled to begin in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida, in November. The sports film follows Alicia, a survivor of abuse, who is tasked with reporting on a story about a boxing gym. Despite her initial hesitation towards the sport, she gradually develops an affinity for it as a means of channeling her repressed anger. Engaging in rigorous training and participating in actual matches, she finds herself drawn to the sport. However, as she steps into the ring, painful memories from her past resurface, and a single blow rekindles a feeling of worthlessness within her.
Putting what you can imagine on the screen, is the best feeling in the world! pic.twitter.com/ItEx5JoVLF
— Johnny Martin (@TheMartinifilms) September 6, 2018
Martin is a stunt coordinator turned filmmaker who made his directorial debut with the 2004 TV movie ‘Skeleton Man.’ He went on to direct the 2014 horror film ‘Case#13’ and the 2017 action thriller ‘Vengeance: A Love Story,’ starring Nicolas Cage. He is also known for helming the Al Pacino and Karl Urban-starrer crime thriller ‘Hangman’ and the Mike Manning and Griffin Freeman-starrer horror thriller ‘Delirium.’
Martin’s most recent work was the 2020 horror drama ‘Alone,’ starring Tyler Posey and Summer Spiro. His stunt credits include films like ‘The Expendables,’ ‘Wrath of Man,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘The Italian Job,’ ‘The Matrix Reloaded,’ and ‘Gone in 60 Seconds.’ He also served as a producer of the films ‘Urban Games,’ ‘Wrong Turn at Tahoe,’ ‘Joe Killionaire,’ and ‘Lies & Illusions.’
Apart from ‘A Fighting Chance,’ Martin is also reportedly working on an action film named ‘Off the Grid.’ The film, starring Paul Sampson, Talia Asseraf, Daniel Farag, and María Elisa Camargo, revolves around a scientist named Guy, who runs off with his invention when his employers try to weaponize it. Guy changes his identity and starts living a quiet life in a small European village. However, everything changes when his former employers get to know his location.
The details about the casting of the project have been kept under wraps for now. Although the movie is slated to begin shooting next month, considering that the SAG-AFTRA strike is still going on, the same may face delays.