1. A lot of our readers have seen Moscow Heat. Isn’t this film a sequel? It kinda plays like one.
2. What has changed for you from Undisputed to Black Rose?
3. What do you find to be the difference between film tastes in America and Russia?
NEVSKY: We don’t have action heroes in Russia. It’s good for me because I don’t really have a competition over there but bad for independent film business. And Russian producers don’t want to make genre movies for some reason. But we like foreign dramas and comedies instead of the audience in North America.
4. What’s your favorite cop film?
5. What was it like making your directorial debut with Black Rose?
NEVSKY: It was dream come true but it was very tough. I also produced Black Rose so I was heavily involved in almost all the aspects of preproduction, production, postproduction, wide theatrical release in Russia, international sales and release in North America. I was smart enough to get a great team: director of photography Rudy Harbon, editor Stephen Adrianson, composer Sean Murray and executive producers Bryan Gores and Robert Madrid. My cast was very supportive also and I should thank again my co-stars Kristanna Loken, Adrian Paul, Robert Davi and Matthias Hues. By the way, Black Rose is in every RedBox right now and will premier on Netflix in July.
6. What can you tell us about Showdown in Manilla?
NEVSKY: Showdown in Manila is a very good action film, I produced it and starred in with Casper Van Dien, Tia Carrere, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Olivier Gruner, Matthias Hues, Cynthia Rothrock and Mark Docascos (he also directed). Film was a theatrical success in Russia/CIS and sold pretty much everywhere last year. North American release will happen this fall. I think that Showdown in Manila is kind of another version of Expendables. And let me tell you that my new action film Maximum Impact is on the very final stage of postproduction. This movie was directed by legendary Andrzej Bartkowiak (DOOM, Romeo Must Die).
7. This one is from a section of the readership: There are many Ukranians that read AndersonVision. They want to know if you’re going to do anymore fitness writing. Whether it’s books or articles, they were curious.
NEVSKY: My new book “Bodybuilding and other secrets of success” will be published in Russia in a couple of months. It’s my tenth book, first one called “How to become a Schwarzenegger in Russia” and was published in 1997. Half of my new book is autobiography and another half is my drug-free bodybuilding system. “Bodybuilding and other secrets of success” will be translated into English and I’ll try to get it publish in the U.S. in 2017 or in 2018 (at the same time as Showdown in Manila release or Maximum Impact release).
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