Last summer, martial artist and actor Michael Jai White was in Bangkok, Thailand to shoot the third installment of the MMA film series Never Back Down. White had directed the second installment in 2011 and again, he is back in the director’s chair for the new film.
In Never Back Down 3: No Surrender, White returns as Elijah “Case” Walker. Back on the pro circuit as a mixed martial arts fighter, he stands the tests of time as he intends to live his dream and become a champion. White will face the likes of the towering Nathan Jones and former UFC champion Josh Barnett. Co-starring in the film are Esai Morales, Stephen Quadros, and Gillian White, Michael’s wife whom he married after production was completed on the film. The film will also feature cameo appearances by Thai action superstars Jeeja Yanin and Tony Jaa. Larnell Stovall returns as the film’s fight choreographer for this installment, after handling the previous installment’s fight scenes.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the film on June 7, 2016. Michael Jai White himself made the official announcement on his Instagram this past weekend.