Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Wanderlei ‘The Axe Murderer’ Silva BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sep 18, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Imperia Entertainment (Pink Sheets:IPRE) President James Hergott announced today that the first two fighters to be featured in the feature film mixed martial arts movie ‘Never Submit’ will be PRIDE Fighting champions Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Wanderlei ‘The Axe Murderer’ Silva. Both fighters are fan favorites who are known for their aggressive skills in the ring and will bring that excitement to the big screen. They will portray fighters in the movie fighting in a tournament. Their roles will help bring additional realism to the story.Mr. Hergott commented: ‘We are very proud to have these two exciting world champions as part of ‘Never Submit’. They are already very well known around the world for their fighting abilities. Unlike many fighters in American martial arts movies they are the real deal. Their fight scenes will be choreographed in a very realistic way and will add an extra level of realism to the movie. Shogun is a charismatic guy with a great smile who looks great on film. He will be playing a Brazilian fighter in the movie. Wanderlie has an intense menacing look and will be perfectly cast as a villain. Both of these fighters have a great work ethic and I look forward to working with them. They will both be unleashing some intense beatings in the movie.
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