Thursday, May 07, 2009

Merantau (Trailer)

Jason Statham. Tony Jaa. Move on over. Make room for the next uber action hero from Indonesia. His name?

Iko Uwais.

The film?


If the trailer is any indication of the martial arts chaos that will ensue in this movie, I am fuckin psyched. Lots of choreographed stunts and fight scenes that may have you going Ong what?

The new style is called Silat. Yeah I know, I haven't even heard of this martial arts form myself. But it looks mega fuckin instense.

Here be the plot....

In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him leave the comforts of his idyllic farming village and make a name for himself in the bustling city of Jakarta. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic, Ratger and his right-hand man Lars. With Ratger injured in the mêlée and seeking both his "merchandise" and bloody retribution, Yuda's introduction to this bustling city is a baptism of fire as he is forced to go on the run with Astri and her younger brother Adit as all the pimps and gangsters that inhabit the night hound the streets chasing their every step. With escape seemingly beyond their grasp, Yuda has no choice but to face his attackers in an adrenaline charged, jaw-dropping finale.

Check out the trailer below.

Also, Twitch has a high resolution trailer you can check out too. Thanks to Twitch for the heads up.

Merantau is scheduled to be released August 6th in Indonesia. The bootleg/torrent copy comes out on August 7th. :-P

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