Decades afrer his father’s successful book series took hold with the masses, actor Vino G. Bastian is ready to put his stamp on fandom in 2018 with Angga D. Sasongko’s new film, Wiro Sableng 212. Lifelike Pictures and Fox International Production officially released the newest trailer on Saturday signaling an August 30 local theatrical release, moving up from its previously-expected September date.
In a riot that killed both his parents, 4-year old boy Wiro is rescued and raised by an eccentric old female warrior, Screwy Sinto. The perpetrator of the riot turns out to be Sinto’s former disciple, Mahesa Birawa, who turns his back on her and uses her ultimate fighting technique for his own vicious needs that know no boundaries. Stung by betrayal and worried that Mahesa will get even more dangerous, she bestows upon Wiro a secretive, legendary silat style and grooms him to be the next 212 Dragon Axe Warrior. After 17 years of training, 21 year-old Wiro inherits the mighty 212 Axe and leaves his master and the mountains he has called home to put an end to Mahesa’s evil deeds.
Provided the film is received more than greatly upon its release, the very premise alone per the film’s history and prevalence as a franchise brings hopes for a sequel. Time will tell if such a film is deserving, sure, but the trailer above looks awesome in selling its potential, and with a star who looks fully adept to the training and conditioning of a headling action hero fans could enjoy at home and abroad.
Bastian is joined by actresses Sherina Munaf, Ruth Marini, Marsha Timothy and Aghniny Haque, and actors Fariz Alfarazi and the humble, awesome co-stars of upcoming John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum, martial arts cinema sensations Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman among the cast. Ruhian also serves as action choreographer in the good auspices of Jackie Chan stunt veteran, action director Chan Man Ching.