Unified Pictures has acquired North American rights to the action/comedy film “Maximum Impact”, starring international action star Alexander Nevsky  (“Showdown in Manila”).  Written by Ross LaManna (“Rush Hour”) and directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (“Romeo Must Die”), the cast includes Kelly Hu (“The Scorpion King”), William Baldwin (“The Purge: TV series”), Tom Arnold (“True Lies”), Mark Dacascos (“John Wick 3: Parabellum”) and Danny Trejo (“Machete”).

“Maximum Impact” will be released in theaters on September 28, 2018, and On Demand, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video on October 2, 2018.


When the granddaughter of the US Secretary of the State is kidnapped in Moscow, an agent of the Federal Security Service of Russia (Alexander Nevsky) and the US Secret Service are forced to pull aside their differences and work together to prevent a full-scale international crisis.

“Maximum Impact” is produced by Nevsky through his production company Hollywood Storm.

Nevsky is a former Mr. Universe and is an established movie star in Russia/CIS. His credits include “MoscowHeat”, “Undisputed”, “Treasure Raiders”, “Somewhere” and “Black Rose”, for which he also directed. Nevsky represents Russia as a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“Maximum Impact” will have its Opening Night premiere next month at the 14th annual Action on Film Festival in Las Vegas. Nevsky will be honored with the festival’s 2018 Breakout Action Star Award.

SVP Acquisitions and Development Steve Break negotiated the deal on behalf of Unified Pictures along with Nevsky on behalf of the filmmakers.

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"