Hollywood movies highlight Filipino fighting style
HOLLYWOOD - Filipino martial arts "Kali" will take the spotlight on "I, Frankenstein", a Hollywood movie to be released in 2014.
Its lead stars Aaron Eckhart and Miranda Otto, who both trained extensively in the Filipino fighting style.
Escrima, kali and arnis fighters use common resources during combat which creates action-packed scenes on the big screen.
Earlier this year at Comic Con, Eckhart spoke about their modern take on the classic Frankenstein character.
"We've created a different world for Frankenstein to live in. It's a modern world. He's a kali stick fighter and he's fighting for survival, love..all these different great things," he said.
They were trained by martial arts expert Diana Lee Inosanto and Ron Balicki.
"I, Frankenstein" joins a growing list of Hollywood movies highlighting Filipino martial arts and weapons.
Hit action movie "Mission Impossible 3" also had its stars Tom Cruise and Kerry Russell train in stick fighting.
While in the movie "Kickass", one of the movies main character, Hit Girl, was shown wielding the Filipino knife, balisong.