Marcus Shakesheff is an elite stuntman, stunt and fight coordinator and actor … when the star of a film or television production is about to do something dangerous on screen in comes Shakesheff to take the fall, the punch or suffer the consequences of a car crash (Christoph Waltz, Kiefer Sutherland, Jesse Eisenberg, etc. have all been covered by Shakesheff).
Word arrived this past week from Indican Pictures that this A-list stunt artist will be making his feature-length directorial debut with the DVD release of Kamikaze. And yes, you’ve probably already guessed that the stunt artist in this high-octane action flick is none other than Mr. Shakesheff … who also has the leading role.
Here he plays Evan Reed, a former British M.I. 6 agent who has become a gun-for-hire. His latest “contract,” unbeknownst to him, involves the highest reaches of the government, which requires him to retrieve some key computer files. Reed carries off that part to perfection, but when he realizes what he’s got he has second thoughts about turning over the files to his “employers.”
In the trade he is — as a result of this assignment — known euphemistically as a “loose end.” Turn over the damning evidence will be the end of him … he will simply disappear and he knows it.
When the moment of truth arrives, his “employers” know that they will need a bit of leverage to get Reed to complete the mission. Why would you be willing do to something that means your death … that’s suicide; a “Kamikaze” mission. This “leverage” comes in the form of taking his pregnant girlfriend, Jess (played by French beauty, Claire Carreno — The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund, Curse of the Witch's Doll and the forthcoming summer release of Jurassic Predator), hostage.
There’s your set up. Mercenary, high-valued computer files and a beautiful hostage … what follows is literally non-stop stunt and parkour action.
Judging from the action, Shakesheff called in favors from the stunt community and in the process lined-up a cast of villains with skills that will leave action fans panting for more … more … more!!! Kamikaze has it all … death-defying non-stop action!