Scott Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, on June 17th, 1976, into a family that for generations were Butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by John and Janet Adkins, a loving middle-class family. It is worth mentioning that Scott’s great, great grandmother was of Spanish descent. Scott attended Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. Probably not the best of students, he used to sneak downstairs after his parents had gone to bed and watch films all night then fall asleep during lessons. A natural athlete, Scott enjoyed a variety of sports as he grew up, but when he was 10 years old, he accompanied his father and brother to the local Judo club. The attraction was instantaneous. Idolising stars such as Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott began to train everyday. He took over his Dad’s garage and turned it into his own Dojo. He even had a shrine to Bruce Lee in there that he would bow to. He remembers being mugged on a bus when he was around 13 and that really kicked his training into overdrive. He wasn’t ever going to let that happen again. At the age of 14, Scott went on to train in Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B. After a few years, he moved on to Kickboxing under Anthony Jones. He is now a fully trained Kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A. A self confessed “film junkie” Scott’s attention was drawn to acting through the Hollywood Greats. He enrolled in a drama class at Sutton Coldfield College. Being a shy lad he initially found it difficult to be put on stage in front of an audience. Finally, at the age of 21, Scott was offered a place at the prestigious Webber …
WOW what a great month for Adkins fanz, we have been treated to lots of great pics from the film and finally the trailer for Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear…of which was really badass.
The film had its premiere last night at Fantastic Fest last night and the first review has come up and it is very positive, here is just a few words from that review – “The real winner of the day was saved for last. One of the many joys of attending a film festival is seeing something you’ve never heard of before, walking in cold to an experience that inspires great enthusiasm. Such was the case with Ninja: Shadow of a Tear”. ” The cheers that came after each fight scene in Ninja: Shadow of a Tear felt totally earned. If you love action, if you love martial arts, or if you love something in between, you’ll want to see Ninja: Shadow of a Tear as soon as you can.”
Check out the review below along with the trailer and photos
Fantastic Fest Review of Ninja II
Scott was recently in Thailand filming a new project and met up with Thai action phenomenon Tony Jaa & Dolph Lundgren, some great pictures below of the meeting. Tony posted on his Official Facebook page “Like I said earlier, the pace is picking up on the set of Skin Trade. Skin Trade is a new action thriller starring Dolph Lundgren, me, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, Celina Jade, Peter Weller, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa and one more surprise person. TJ” This has fanz thinking that there could be a potential cameo from Scott?? We will see.
Another rumor with fanz wondering if it is Scott that will feature is, the new Tekken film, this comment from Larnel Stovall prompted fanz to wonder – “Congrats Kane… its your time. Check out Ninja 2 to see why Kane can bring something fresh to “Tekken”.. I wonder who else might be announced soon.” Scott recently worked with the same crew on Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear so it could be possible!?
Impact online announced that Adkins and Florentine are joining forces once more for “Close Range”, for plot details head to Impact Online below.
Seems its another busy year for Adkins as another project has been spoken of by Daniele Favilli the quote was from an interview by manlymovie.net – “I’ll be working with Italian director Giorgio Serafini in his new project, an action movie with Scott Adkins and Zoe Bell”, nothing official has been announced so again we will see.
Scott has expressed he is a massive fan of The Raid and would love to work with director Gareth Evans, after the trailer for The Raid 2 trailer hit the net, Scott has mentioned this via twitter “Im officially stating it NOW!! @ghuwevans better put me in The Raid 3!!” …