John McTiernan and Vic Armstrong set for honours at London Action Festival

The London Action Festival have announced details for their ‘Friday Night Showdown’ live event which takes place on Friday 29th July, where director John McTiernan and renouned stuntman, Vic Armstrong, will receive, in person, a Moving Target Award for their ‘Outstanding Contributions to Action in Film and TV’.

The one-night-only, unforgettable event will be a special celebration of all things “ACTION” and tickets can be purchased now at the official site.

The event takes place at the Royal Geographical Society, located in the heart of South Kensington’s arts and science district.

In ‘Anatomy of a Set Piece’, a panel of top tier directors get to choose their very own favourite Action Set Piece of all time and deliver a live masterclass on what makes their selection so special and how it shaped their approach to film-making.

The line-up of directors announced so far includes Corin Hardy (Sky Original’s Gangs of LondonThe HallowThe Nun) and John McTiernan (Die Hard and Die Hard with a VengeanceThe Hunt For Red October and The Thomas Crown Affair). Ian Nathan (Author, Broadcaster and former Editor of Empire Magazine) will moderate the panel.

Den of Geek will be unveiling the results of their soon-to-be launched readership poll in a countdown across the evening of the Top #5 Action Catchphrases of all time.

There will be live music performances from Grammy and Emmy-winning composer David Arnold (Independence Day, Casino Royale, Sherlock, Good Omens and Stargate), and film composer Patrick Savage, who will lead ‘The McBain Quartet’ and deliver a lively set of well-known action themes.

The night also includes a game show where David Arnold will face off against members of the audience in a live quiz game where each contestant has to guess a soundtrack from the first few bars of its main theme music.

For ticket packages and to find out more about The London Action Festival, please visit www.londonactionfestival.com – Individual tickets will be on sale soon from www.picturehouses.com/londonactionfestival

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