For Immediate Release | In Brad Armstrong's Asa Akira Blockbuster 'TAKERS' the Gift of Life Goes to the Highest Bidder

LOS ANGELES, CA – (August 11, 2017) – Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce blockbuster creator Brad Armstrong is preparing to release Takers, a gritty two-disc mega-production starring Wicked Girl Asa Akira. Set a heartbeat in the future but infused with drama as timely as today's headlines, this three-hour epic finds the director taking aim at the deadly games played behind the scenes of a corrupt healthcare system where the gift of life goes to the highest bidder. Slated to go on sale August 23, 2017, this explosive drama's roll-out comes as Ms. Akira is making topical headlines of her own: As the Inquisitr reports (, she recently earned a place alongside Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba in a U.K. poll on the top five "Celebrity Fantasy Robot Lovers." While Asa has indeed portrayed an AI for Armstrong before (most notably in DNA, where she earned the 2017 XBIZ Award for Best Supporting Actress), the director's latest masterwork finds her playing someone who is all too human. For as Takers begins, the government has turned its back on society, and the healthcare and medical insurance industries are unregulated and out of control. Costs have skyrocketed and many procedures have become “black market” operations, which has led to an epidemic of organ selling…and stealing. Donor lists are now a thing of the past and patients are willing to do whatever it takes to get the life-saving organs they need. Alan Hendrix, an unscrupulous businessman, has assembled a team of “Takers” - Karen (Akira), Sienna (Anna Foxxx) and Carrie (Kleio Valentine) - beautiful seductresses who lure men into a night of passion they’ll never forget. Unfortunately, they wake up to find they’ve become unwilling organ donors. The cast also features Armstrong, Christiana Cinn, Sarah Vandella, Marcus London, Derrick Pierce, Ryan Driller and Xander Corvus. "This edge of your seat drama mixes intense sex, intriguing storytelling, and incredible acting by some of today’s most talented performers," the director says of his latest super-production. "Everyone we've screened it for has been blown away by how gritty and intense the story is, especially for an 'adult' film. Takers is a must-see and will change your mind about what an adult movie can be." The safe-for-work trailer may be viewed at project’s striking cover art showcasing Akira, Valentien and Foxx is available at In addition to the release of the film’s gorgeous cover art and fascinating trailer, Wicked is running a special promotion for social media audiences. The company's official Twitter account ( has posted a free safe-for-work Twitter banner featuring shots of Akira, Valentien and Foxxx from the movie. Fans are encouraged to take the banner, upload it to their own pages, and then tweet the hashtag #ImATaker to @wickedpictures. Wicked will commemorate the movie's release on August 23 by choosing ten "Takers" at random to receive complimentary copies of both the two-disc, gatefold sleeve Takers DVD and Armstrong's award-winning DNA starring Asa Akira and jessica drake. For Domestic Sales contact Bonnie Kail at 800-737-7838 Email: For International Sales contact Steven Vlottes at 818-349-3593 Email: For PR assistance, contact Lauren Cherie Email: ### About Wicked Pictures Established in Canoga Park, California on March 1st, 1993, Wicked Pictures was formed with a firm commitment to producing quality adult productions created specifically for women and couples, a decision the company has stayed true to for over twenty three years, even when this mission has seemed at odds with prevailing economic trends. And after a health scare in 1998 led many companies to begin instituting policies of mandatory condom usage, Wicked is the only producer still safeguarding performers’ health by continuing to adhere to this policy over seventeen years later. Wicked continues to diversify and expand its commitment to couples’ intimacy through such initiatives as the romance-driven Wicked Passions label, the AVN / XBIZ award-winning franchises Wicked Comix and Wicked Fairy Tales, the award-winning educational series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, and the Wicked Sensual Care line of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. These forward-thinking ventures allow Wicked to explore new ground while staying true to its core vision of producing quality adult entertainment and strengthening its appeal to women and couples. Follow the Wicked Girls: Stormy Daniels jessica drake Asa Akira For Company Updates Follow: ###