EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Kristopher Van Varenberg Talks 'After Dark Action: Philly Kid and Dragon Eyes'

Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:54
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Opening in theaters and on VOD May 11th from producer Joel Silver's Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films is After Dark Action, which showcases five original, adrenaline-pumping films. The series includes El Gringo starring Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Christian Slater (True Romance), Transit starring Jim Caviezel (TV's Person of Interest), James Frain (Tron: Legacy), Harold Perrineau (The Matrix), and Elisabeth Rohm (TV's Law & Order), Philly Kid starring Wes Chatham (The Help), Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Kristopher Van Varenberg (Universal Soldier: Regeneration), Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), and Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger), Stash House starring Dolph Lundgren (The Punisher), Briana Evigan (Sorority Row), Sean Faris (Never Back Down), and Jon Huertas (TV's Castle), and Dragon Eyes starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (Timecop), Cung Le (Tekken), Kristopher Van Varenberg (Universal Soldier: Regeneration) and Peter Weller (Robocop). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with actor Kristopher Van Varenberg to discuss his work in After Dark Action: Philly Kid and Dragon Eyes. The actor talked about the new films, the After Dark Action series, fighting, working with his famous father (Jean-Claude Van Damme), their upcoming film Six Bullets, the next installment of the Universal Soldier franchise, his dad's work on The Expendables 2, and how Van Varenberg almost played the Liam Hemsworth role in the highly anticipated new film. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Kristopher Van Varenberg about After Dark Action: Philly Kid and Dragon Eyes, please click on the video player below. 


On the same night that he was crowned an NCAA wrestling champion, Dillon McCabe (Chathman) was involved in the killing of a cop and then sentenced to fifteen years of prison. Ten years later, Dillon is paroled back onto the streets of his run-down Baton Rouge neighborhood. Before he can pick up the pieces of his life, his best friend gets in trouble with a vicious loan shark. To get the money to free him, Dillon must return to fighting - this time, mixed martial arts. But his quick, brutal success gats him into more trouble than ever. And after three vicious triumphs, he discovers that his real opponent is a corrupt system that requires him to do the impossible: lose. 

After Dark Action: Philly Kid kicks into theaters and VOD on May 11th. 


Welcome to St. Jude, a town where rival gangs rule the streets, where the chief of police is a cold-blooded killer, and where citizens have learned to keep their heads down. Then comes out-of-towner Ryan Hong (Le). His vintage car attracts attention. His unbelievable martial arts skills cause a sensation. Sensing a human weapon, the rival gangs bid for Hong's allegiance. But Hong is commited to honoring an old promise to a mentor (Van Damme) he met in prison: that he will "do good" where ever possible. With a lethal combination of street smarts and martial arts, Hong vows to lift St. Jude's citizens out of fear... even if he must turn into a one-man army to do it. 

After Dark Action: Dragon Eyes kicks into theaters and VOD on May 11th. 

Join actresses Elisabeth Rohm, and Dioria Baird, as well as director Antonio Negret, and writer Michael Gilvary on Saturday May 12th, 2012 for the 7:50PM screening of After Dark Action: Transit at the Chinese 6 Theater (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028). Immediately following the screening their will be a Q&A with the cast and crew moderated by IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick

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