09th Feb2017

New UK poster for Iko Uwais actioner ‘Headshot’

by Phil Wheat

Acclaimed Indonesian genre directors Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, aka The Mo Brothers (Macabre, The ABCs of Death), have enlisted the brilliant Iko Uwais, star of Gareth Evan’s incredible The Raid films, for their latest film, Headshot. Which features Uwais as Ishmael, a man with a bullet lodged near his brain and a special set of lethal skills he doesn’t know how he acquired…

A man (Iko Uwais) is discovered left for dead with a gunshot wound to the head, and, after months in a coma, is nursed back to health by young student-doctor Ailin. Realizing that the man is an amnesiac, Ailin renames him Ishmael. When Ailin is kidnapped by a gang of dangerous criminals led by enigmatic crimelord Lee, Ishmael suspects his true identity is closely tied to these people. Determined to save the woman who rescued him, Ishmael has no choice but to confront his past. But every violent confrontation that Ishmael encounters brings him closer to a dark realisation, as a lethal personality begins to awaken within him.

Debuting to rave reactions at TIFF last year Headshot, which also stars Chelsea Islan (Street Society) and Sunny Pang (The Collector), is released in the UK – in cinemas and on VOD – on March 3rd, courtesy of Arrow Films. You can watch the trailer right here.



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