Action star Iko Uwais still draws a multitude of eyes for fans pining for more following his successes from 2010 and onward with martial arts drama, Merantau, and The Raid franchise. Since then with several appearances lined-up including Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December and next year’s Beyond Skyline, Uwais has already gone deep into his latest immersive role as an amnesiac on the run in the new movie, Headshot.
Filming began earlier this month with Uwais leading the cast next to Chelsea Islan, Julie Estelle and Sunny Pang. The film hails from Killers helmer Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel with a script by Tjahjanto which sees Uwais mysteriously losing his memory and being treated by a nurse only to be subsequently plunged back into action when his past catches up to him.
Of course, with the American Film Market having been active over in Santa Monica in the past week, it’s no wonder that Headshot got a place on the floor for buyers. With that, Deadline
confirms that a trio of companies have acquired worldwide rights to the film with producers and backers Screenplay Infinite Film and Surya Citra Media (SCM) distributing in Indonesia, international sales rep and co-financier Nikkatsu releasing in Japan and throughout Asia, and Vertical Entertainment, and XYZ Films pairing for North American theatrical and digital/VoD releases.
Amuse Entertainment Singapore joins Nikkatsu, Screenplay Infinite and SCM in funding the film’s production in Batam and Jakarta for the film’s expected completion next month.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18.
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