Check out the suspenseful official trailer of Fantasy Island, out in theaters February 14th, 2020!
Written by Jasper on November 06 2019
Maggie is set to star in the action-thriller, The Asset, alongside Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson, helmed by Rush Hour & The Expendables producers!
DEADLINE – Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Maggie Q are set to star in The Asset, an action-thriller from The Foreigner and Casino Royale director Martin Campbell and The Expendables outfit Millennium Media. It’s a package to warm the hearts of AFM action aficionados.
Arthur Sarkissian of the Rush Hour franchise will produce, along with Moshe Diamant (The Hurricane Heist) and Rob Van Norden (Rambo: Last Blood).
Written by Richard Wenk (The Equalizer 2), the story follows Rembrandt (Keaton) and Anna (Maggie Q), two of the world’s premier assassins who share a mysterious past from Vietnam. For years, they traversed the globe competing for high-profile contracts. But when Anna’s mentor Moody (Jackson) is murdered, she and Rembrandt must form an uneasy alliance and return to Vietnam to track down his killer.
Millennium is handling world sales and will launch the fun-sounding project at the AFM this week. Production is due to begin January 8, 2020, and filming will take place in London, Bucharest, and DaNang, Vietnam.
Written by Jasper on September 09 2019
We’ll be seeing Maggie in action again as she joins the cast of the action film, Long Gone Heroes, alongside Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley. Production will begin in Puerto Rico in mid-October.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Directed by Santiago Manes Moreno, the movie centers on Gunner (Pearce), a former elite soldier-turned-mercenary who is haunted by the murder of two civilians during a mission in Burma. His life is turned upside down when he is hired to return to the war-ravaged country to track down the daughter of a crooked politician and face an old nemesis.
Written by Jasper on September 06 2019
Maggie has announced that she will be launching her own Activewear line, Qeep Up Nation! She recently sat down with WWD to discuss her passion project. You can find an excerpt below. Visit its official website and join the nation.
Maggie Q is a woman on a mission.
The actress and activist is passionate about conserving everything related to the oceans and she’s bringing that message to the forefront through the launch of a new activewear collection. Called Qeep Up (pronounced Keep Up), the line of women’s leggings, shorts, tanks, sports bras, bodysuits, T-shirts, swimwear and half zips are all created from recycled ocean waste.
The line is made in the U.S. from yarn created from plastics collected on the Eastern Seaboard and milled in California. The collection is manufactured in ethical factories in Los Angeles and San Fernando, Calif., “that pay a living wage,” she said. “It’s fully transparent from top to bottom, because it matters. You can’t make a recycled garment in a factory where people aren’t being paid.”
Even the packaging is designed to degrade and will be gone within a year.
Our packaging, the bag, the mailer are 100 percent biodegradable so you don’t have to think,” she said. “You throw it away and it will go away. I’m not doing hang tags, I’m heat pressing everything you need to know about a garment on the garment. Because you just cut the tag off and throw it away. I just don’t want more trash.”
In an interview in a penthouse suite at 1 Hotel Central Park in Manhattan, Q said she has been a champion of the environment for more than two decades and Qeep Up was “born out of my love for conservation.
“I didn’t set out to be a designer or have a line just to have a line, but I’ve been an ocean conservationist for 20 years,” she said. “I was born and raised in Hawaii so my first love is the ocean. I’ve been an activist and fought for marine mammals for many years and wanted to do something that created a larger platform to talk about our oceans and the problems we’re having with plastics and overfishing. This line is my gateway to that.”
Q said she hesitates to use the word “sustainable” since it tends to be overused and instead says she “set out to create a company that is completely conscious.”
She’s had the idea for the collection for more than 10 years but waited until she thought the technology had been perfected. “If I’m going to do it, I’m going to go all the way and create a line that is of equivalent quality of that you would find in a non-recycled Nike or Lululemon,” she said. “When I first started researching recycled yarns, it was about 10 years ago and I didn’t think the yarns were there yet. Because if you do it and you don’t do it well, then you turn people off to the entire thing and they’ll never buy another recycled garment.”
The line will be offered on the brand’s e-commerce site starting Monday and will retail slightly higher than Lululemon, she said, with leggings selling for $125, biker shorts for $108, a bodysuit for $165, T-shirts for $65 and sports bras for $82. Q’s favorite piece, a “workout overall” sells for $118.
Q said she’s the sole investor in Qeep Up because, “I thought that’s how you do things,” she said with a laugh. “I didn’t have the wisdom or the education to know any better because I’ve never built a business.”
Written by Jasper on May 10 2019
Here’s an update on one of Maggie’s upcoming projects, The Argument!
DEADLINE – Dan Fogler and Emma Bell are leading the ensemble cast of The Argument, the third feature-length film from director Robert Schwartzman after Dreamland and The Unicorn. The comedy penned by The Chumscrubber scribe Zac Stanford just wrapped production, with Utopia coming aboard to handle international sales at the upcoming Cannes film market.
The pic centers on Jack (Fogler, from the Fantastic Beasts franchise) and his actress girlfriend Lisa (The Walking Dead alum Bell), who get into an argument at their cocktail party that escalates until it brings an abrupt end to the festivities. They and their guests decide to re-create the entire night again and again to determine who was right. Maggie Q, Danny Pudi, Cleopatra Coleman, Tyler James Williams, Mark Ryder, Karan Brar, Marielle Scott, Charlotte McKinney and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett co-star.