UPDATE: ‘Makeshift Squad’ have officially been renamed to TRIPLE THREAT with ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ director CHAD STAHELSKI coming on-board to replace the previously announced Gary Mak.
Plot details have emerged indicating that the film will follow “a Chinese martial artist who goes to Mexico to rescue his ex-wife and their son after they are kidnapped by a drug cartel.”
Arclight Films is currently on the project to sale the film to distributors at AFM.
Stay tuned for more details!
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
UPDATE: Martial arts star SCOTT ADKINS (Boyka: Undisputed) have openly suggested himself to be the villain of the film via Twitter!
Just the thought of Jaa, Uwais, and Adkins throwin’ it down is making my head explode! Lets hope they make this happen.
UPDATE: TONY JAA announces production is set to start in February 2017!
News have came out via FILM COMBAT SYNDICATE that martial arts stars IKO UWAIS (The Raid), TONY JAA (SPL 2: A Time For Consequences), and TIGER CHEN (Man Of Tai Chi) will be teaming up for a new action thriller called MAKESHIFT SQUAD!
The film will be an ensemble action flick ala a Chinese version of ‘The Expendables’. Director GARY MAK, who was the assistant director on such martial arts hits as ‘Bodyguards And Assassins’ (2009) and ‘The Grandmaster’ (2013), is set to helm with ANGELABABY (Rise Of The Legend, Independence Day: Resurgence) in talks to join as the female lead.
With a cast consisting of Uwais, Jaa, and Tiger plus who knows what other martial arts badass will potentially join, this ‘Makeshift Squad’ can definitely give the ‘Suicide Squad’ a run for their money.
Who else do you think should join the ‘squad’? Comment below!
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