Actor Atta Halilintar is taking the mantle for a subversive take on superheroes in Ashiap Man. He stars and also shares the helm for his first directoral gig with filmmaker Herdanius Larobu from a script by Cassandra Lassardi which may arrive this year.
There’s no visible logline, but the official trailer is online and subbed and introduces Halilintar as Zul, the notable good samaritan of his village carrying on the moniker of a superhero. Judging by the trailer, it looks our protagonist’s faith will be put to the very test when an evil force emerges – with actual superpowers.
We also get a shot of Yayan Ruhian playing mentor for a few beats in the trailer as well. Ashiap Man runs high on some of its ingredients here, with ample doses of action and spectacle to couple with its comedy and high drama, and I can instantly see this as a welcome feat for the festival scene.