As we speak, filming is already underway for Angga D. Sasongko’s latest directorial outing, Wiro Sableng 212 following its announcement back in February. Actor Vino G. Bastian is starring in the title role inspired by the 185-part series of martial arts novels from Bastian’s father, author Bastian Tito, which also spawned a television series.
Plot details are scant while it is known that the story is set in 16th century Indonesia, centered on the numerically-marked, multi-gifted ax-wielding hero of legend, Wiro Sableng, who accumulates a number of striking abilities in his adventures. Official casting updates were made last week addition to actresses Sherina Munaf and Marsha Timothy, and Yayan Ruhian (The Raid, The Raid 2, Beyond Skyline) choreographing the cinematic fight fare with Jackie Chan stunt team vet Chan Man Ching, serving as action director.
The film marks the first Indonesian endeavor for Fox International Pictures in its partnership with Lifelike Pictures, both which will pair for its local release. Producer Sheila Timothy and scribes Tumpal Tampubolon and Seno Gumira Ajidarma adapted the screenplay with Fox International consultant and former Fortissimo Films chair Michael J. Werner serving as executive producer.
The production just rolled out its first on-set diary and BTS glimpse as cameras roll ahead of an expected 2018 release, and with a few noticeable faces from the cast and crew in full view, including Ruhian midway through the second video. Check both out along with casting banners which also feature actresses Happy Salma and Aghniny Haque, and actors Cecep Arif Rahman, Rifnu Wikana, Yusuf Mahardika, Lukman Sardi and many more.
WIRO SABLENG 212: Cast Announcements