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Movie News That Teaches Me Stuff: Channing's Parkour Drama

Movie News That Teaches Me Stuff: Channing's Parkour Drama

I was unfamiliar with the word "Parkour" until I read this new bit of movie news about Channing Tatum's next movie, an untitled drama about Parkour, which Variety describes as "a free-jumping extreme sport in which agile practitioners run and jump from rooftops." The article goes on to say the movie follows "a pair of jumpers who use their skills in heists," and that "Parkour was featured in the opening sequence of Casino Royale." In fact, my buddy FitSugar discussed Parkour as a burgeoning fitness movement a little while after Casino Royale came out.

A little jaunt over to Wikipedia provided a whole new world of information regarding the practice that is apparently, "miscategorized as a sport or an extreme sport." The Wiki page is incredibly helpful:

Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) or l'art du déplacement (English: the art of movement) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body. It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment — from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls.

The practice differs from a sport in that it "has no set of rules, team work, formal hierarchy, or competitiveness. On the contrary it is more like an art or discipline that resembles self-defense in the ancient martial arts."

In any event, I bet this movie of Channing's will be pretty awesome to watch. Also, now I've learned a few things. And learning is fun.


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emmettC emmettC 8 years
This is great. But Hollywood adaptations never have much authenticity. Though they are both good actors, and the storyline will probably come out good. For a real parkour movie check out this site - If the action is anything like that, then it will be huge.
stellaArtois stellaArtois 8 years
I wanted to know if Mr. T.J. Scott is looking for New Talent? well this actress wouldn't be new to him she would be new to the world, her name is JaNae Armogan she actually worked with T.J. Scott in the t.v. series "Tilt". That is where I discovered her and since then I have been a fan. Looking at some sites it says that this movie isn't Casted yet and if they are going down the root of unknown I really think they should turn toward her. Watching the work that she has done I've come to fine her very talented and down to earth meeting her at a film festival that one of her movies was in. She is on some sites like and, she also has a website hopefully he reads this, I honestly would love to see her not only on the big screen but everywhere. :)
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
There was a great Nike commercial some years back of a man being chased by a chicken that featured parkour.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
Yep, three years ago....
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
I read about "Parkour" about two or three years ago. There are organizations in cities across the country, if I remember correctly.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
action movie starring Channing? yes please! :)
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 9 years
Channing was in Step-Up 1 & 2, She's the Man.. Yeah, he's a cutie. I remember that sequence in Casino Royale. And I'm thinking, Jackie Chan is an expert with Parkour! :jumpin:
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
that's an interesting 'sport' and i'm sure that there's an audience for it some where - although i would go see it if i got to see that nice looking guy! :) i'm a sucker for hot young actors
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
That's the movie I first saw him in! That chase sequence in the apartment building at the beginning of the movie is amazing!
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Watch District B-13!!!! Not only is it an amazing, fun, French action movie but David Belle looks incredibly tasty!
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
Isn't this that form of running from the 3 Doors Down video, "It's Not My Time"? It's really cool.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I totally agree with you JudeC. David Bell is the bomb!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I've no idea who this little Josh Hartnett lookalike is, but I'm excited to see a parkour movie. David Bell had better be in it as well, though!
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