Last week it was revealed that Joe Carnahan would be directing a “re-imagining” of The Raid starring Frank Grillo. Now Carnahan has begun doing press, revealing more about his Raid film.
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
We should probably get this out of the way right now: Headshot is not The Raid. However, anyone wanting to see The Raid star Iko Uwais obliterate a number of other human beings with his fists, feet, and found objects of all shapes and sharpness will find plenty to treasure here. Directors Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto have made an action movie for action fans, where the focus is placed (mostly) on watching tough guys beat each other to a bloody pulp in the most spectacular ways imaginable. It’s a ton of fun.
The new Headshot trailer should seal the deal – you’re going to know whether you’re in or out pretty quickly.
Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Do you want to hear a really, really good idea? How about an action movie that unites the stars of Ong-Bak, Man of Tai Chi, and The Raid and lets them do what they do best. That’s the selling point of the appropriately titled Triple Threat, the latest film to be revealed at the American Film Market and a project that I would very much like to have injected into my eyeballs right now, thank you very much.
Posted on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Iko Uwais may not be a household name in the U.S. just yet, but among fans of a certain type of action movie he’s a superstar. The Indonesian actor and martial artist burst onto the scene with Merantau and had an even bigger breakthrough in The Raid. Headshot, from directors Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (collectively known as the Mo brothers, though they are not actual brothers), has Uwais doing what he does best — kicking ass and taking names — with spectacularly entertaining results. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Two of the very best action films of the past decade are undoubtedly The Raid and The Raid 2: Berandal. The films deliver some of the most fast-paced, hard-hitting, perfectly choreographed action in recent memory, and while director Gareth Evans is responsible for bringing it all together, leading man Iko Uwais deserves plenty of credit for pulling off his own fight scenes and stunts. And now he’s back in what promises to be another brutal action flick, albeit with a derivative story.
Headshot is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and the first trailer for the Indonesian action flick has just arrived online. If you loved the action in The Raid franchise, then you’ll definitely want to check this one out. Watch the Headshot trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Three of the main actors from Gareth Evans’ The Raid and The Raid 2 have roles in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. How did The Raid series star Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian (who played Mad Dog and Prakoso in the films) and Cecep Arif Rahman (who played “The Assassin” and fought in the kitchen finale of the sequel) make it into the new Star Wars film? I asked director J.J. Abrams for details and here is what he told me about The Raid stars in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by Russ Fischer
The collaboration between actor/producer Mark Wahlberg and director/producer Peter Berg soldiers on following Entourage, Lone Survivor, and Ballers. Now Berg will make a film called Mile 22, an espionage thriller starring Wahlberg as a CIA agent stationed far from home, who has to deal with a whole variety of gun-toting enemies as he transports an informant out of town.
But the devil is in the details, and this new Berg and Wahlberg collaboration will also feature two versatile fighters: former MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and Iko Uwais of The Raid. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by Germain Lussier
A fascinating answer to one of Star Wars Rebels‘ biggest questions headlines this latest edition of Star Wars Bits. In addition, below you can read about the following:
- Billy Dee Williams might appear in Star Wars Episode VIII.
- Iko Uwais has a “significant” role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- The rumor of a character name in The Force Awakens once again pops up.
- Rumored titles of books tied to The Force Awakens have been revealed as well as the release plans.
- Read a new excerpt to Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi.
- Watch a clip from the Star Wars Rebels finale.
- Dave Filoni breaks down season one of Star Wars Rebels and answers the big question, do Kanan and Ezra have to die?
Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by Russ Fischer
It took Ronda Rousey all of fourteen seconds to defend her championship by winning her bantamweight title fight against Cat Zingano during UFC 184. Afterwards, it didn’t take Rousey much longer to sign for her next film. She’ll fight alongside The Raid star Iko Uwais in Mile 22, a buddy thriller that will hopefully only team up Rousey and Uwais after giving them a chance to show down in a scene or two. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
This is an unexpected yet awesome piece of Star Wars news to kick off the year of The Force Awakens. Twitch is reporting that three of the main actors from Gareth Evans’ The Raid and The Raid 2 have roles in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actors in question are the lead actor Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian (who played Mad Dog and Prakoso in the films) and Cecep Arif Rahman, who played “The Assassin” and fought in the kitchen finale of the sequel (seen above right, with Uwais).
Nothing beyond that is known but /Film sources have hinted to us one of the film’s action sequences might have been choreographed by the team. Read more about The Raid Star Wars news below. Read More »