I have to say, this week’s developments have been difficult to keep up with. In addition to the news regarding the involvement of Wesley Snipes and Mel Gibson in The Expendables 3, new reports also indicate Indonesian action star Joe Taslim is also up for a role in the upcoming blockbuster action thriller.
Taslim, hailing all the way from Indonesia with the successful release of director Gareth Evans‘
s international martial arts action blockbuster hit, The Raid: Redemption
, is looking to make his mark on Hollywood, especially with the release of the upcoming Fast And Furious 6
where he will be joined by some of the newest faces in the frachise, including Gina Carano
and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
. This May will also see continuing prospects for the action star when the Steven Sheil action horror film, Dead Mine
, gets a VoD release on May 2, 2013, followed by a DVD release on May 28, just four days after Fast And Furious 6 theatrically releases.
Joe Taslim is capitalizing very well off his much-deserved success from The Raid: Redemption, which is currently being followed up with a 2014 sequel. And to think this is only just the beginning. Trust and believe, there is every bit of reason to be excited for the next two years and counting, especially now that Jackie Chan
is abstaining from big stunts
as much as possible nowadays, and Jet Li
is ready to take a break himself
. Hell, I don’t blame them. They have been bringing the action goods for decades, and they are legends in their own right.
And with that, I look forward to what people like Joe Taslim will bring to the fold.
Stay tuned, keep calm, and follow Joe on Twitter
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