So what’s Iko’s answer to The Raid 2? How about Headshot, which is not directed by Gareth Evans, but looks the hell as if it were. The film is showing at TIFF this year, and Entertainment Weekly has the teaser and synopsis:
The film finds Uwais playing a nameless man who wakes up in a hospital with severe head trauma, not knowing who he is or what happened to him. Assisted by a student doctor Ailin (Chelsea Islan), who nicknames him “Ishmael” after the character in Moby Dick, he recovers and tries to regain his memory. But Ishmael’s past catches up to him, in the form of Lee (Sunny Pang), a drug lord and gang boss whose tentacles reach deep into the police and the penal system. When Ailin is kidnapped and Ishmael sets out to get her back, he finds himself pitted against an array of skilled fighters who may have been his former colleagues.
Yes, yes yes. This looks like a winner, folks! Iko is gonna be four for four (Man of Tai Chi doesn’t count)! Also starring Sunny Pang and Julie Estelle! This can’t get here fast enough!