added: Wed, Feb 1st '17
Indonesian actor star Iko Uwais, of "The Raid" and "The Raid 2" fame, is back in fighting form, playing a memory-challenged assassin in the new U.S. trailer for "Headshot."
In this blood-and-guts-spilling actioner, Uwais plays an unidentified hospital patient suffering from a severe head injury. Given the nickname "Ishmael" by a helpful and caring student-doctor, he's unable to remember who he is or why his body is covered with battle scars. But eventually, it dawns on him: he's a marked man.
As it so happens, a notorious crime kingpin wanted Ishmael dead -- hence, that graze bullet wound on his forehead. Now they're coming after him to finish the job, and they're going to kill anyone who gets in their way -- that includes Ishmael's little student-doctor friend.
The film hails from cult Indonesian filmmakers Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (sometimes referred to as "The Mo Brothers") whose credits include 2014's horror-tinged crime film "Killers" and 2009's horror slasher "Macabre."
"Headshot," which premiered to mixed reviews at last year's TIFF as part of its Midnight Madness program, will be coming to U.S. theaters and VOD on March 3rd.
HEADSHOT centers on a mysterious young man who, after months in a coma from a gunshot wound to the head, is nursed back to health by a young student-doctor, Ailin. Realizing that the man has lost his memory and identity, the two quickly grow closer, not realizing that behind their momentary peace lays danger. Soon their lives collide with a gang of dangerous criminals led by an enigmatic crime lord -- and with every violent confrontation, his memory brings him closer to a dark truth as the lethal personality awakening within him starts to reveal who he really is.
directed by Timo Tjahjanto, Kimo Stamboel ("The Mo Brothers")
starring Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang, Julie Estelle
release date March 3, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)