Monday, January 22, 2007

Christopher Atkins has got it goin' on

He was well-known for that whole "Blue Lagoon" spin with Brooke Shields back in the '80s, but he also was our Peter Richards, the young camp counselor who tempted Sue Ellen, on "Dallas." Now, Christopher Atkins has several projects going on this year.

In Chinaman's Chance he plays Jacob, sharing the screen with Theresa Russell, Timothy Bottoms, Coolio, Ernest Borgnine, Olivia Hussey, Lorenzo Lamas and Jason Connery (son of Sean). The plotline, from the IMDb: "A Chinese immigrant railroad worker is falsely accused of murdering a white woman, in the violent 1870s. Can he survive with his East/West humanity as America struggles with expansion, greed, immigration, racial intolerance and Christian bigotry?" The film, listed as completed, is written and directed by Aki Aleong. Visit the MySpace page for the film to learn more, including some art of Atkins in his role.

Also classified as completed is Payback, where Atkins stars with Angie Everhart and hunky Costas Mandylor (remember him on "Picket Fences" in the '90s?). The film, from director Winston W. Champ, is about an escaped convict who tracks down the cop who put him away. The movie was filmed in and around Las Vegas..

Atkins plays George Custer in The Hard Ride, a western written and directed by Thadd Turner. The plotline from the IMDb: "Action and death follow a legendary gunfighter and his close friends to 1876 Deadwood, Dakota Territory." It's a Talmarc / Universal Pictures Deadwood movie.

The Unlikely's, written and directed by Nick G. Miller, is in post-production. Atkins plays Daniel Jacobsen in the comedy about a down-on-his-luck director.

Finally, there's Blind Ambition, directed by Bala Rajasekharuni. The comedy / drama is in production. See a movie poster for it here.

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