Martial arts fans have been revelling in the last 24 hours while possibly spotting a peculiar photo collage or two online as of late featuring action stars Iko Uwais, Tony Jaa and Tiger Chen. Well, for those wondering and still stuck in mystery, you’ll find that update via exclusive over at Film Combat Syndicate of the new ‘Asian Expendables’ themed thriller, Makeshift Sqaud, which is aiming to film early next year.
The cast, is so far joined by actress Angelababy with Gary Mak (a.k.a. Alan Mak), whose credits include assistant directing films like The Grandmaster (2013) and Bodyguards And Assassins (2009), in the director’s chair with locations tentatively set for China and Malaysia. Most other details and plot information are still pending and under wraps as the news has only broken this week, but comes amidst the electricity circulating over the prospects of all three male leads.
Jaa, co-star of xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage opening in January, is currently set to star in the Asia-set action thriller, High Value Target with action star Jason Statham for hopeful director Rob Cohen, while Yuen Woo-Ping protégé, Chen, stars in Zhang Xianfeng’s Kung Fu Cyborg later this year. Uwais, who himself will also be plenty busy through next year, is lighting up the Midnight Madness section at TIFF this week with Mo Bros’ actioner, Headshot.