‘Headshot’ Trailer: Iko Uwais of ‘The Raid’ goes full ‘Taken’ Ass Kicking Mode

Iko Uwais, total ass-whupping extraordinaire of The Raid is back with his next movie. Headshot. I’m down.


Two of the very best action films of the past decade are undoubtedly The Raid and The Raid 2: Berandal. The films deliver some of the most fast-paced, hard-hitting, perfectly choreographed action in recent memory, and while director Gareth Evans is responsible for bringing it all together, leading man Iko Uwais deserves plenty of credit for pulling off his own fight scenes and stunts. And now he’s back in what promises to be another brutal action flick, albeit with a derivative story.

Headshot is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and the first trailer for the Indonesian action flick has just arrived online. If you loved the action in The Raid franchise, then you’ll definitely want to check this one out. Watch the Headshot trailer after the jump.

The film hails from The Mo Brothers, who are Timo Tjahjanto (director of the “Libido” segment of The ABCs of Death) and Kimo Stamboel. It should come as no surprise that the style of the film feels close to that of Gareth Evans’ work in The Raid movies, because Timo Tjahjanto actually worked with him on the “Safe Haven” segment of V/H/S/2.

Having Iko Uwais in the lead easily gets me more excited to see how much ass gets kicked as he attempts to track down and save the woman who saved his life from a gang of ruthless thugs who just might be his former colleagues from a life he no longer remembers. Sure, that’s a story we’ve heard plenty of times before, but with this kind of action in play, I’m fully on board to see how this all turns out.