J.J. Abrams has gone out of his way to show fans that he’ll be using a ton of practical effects in his upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now fans have something else to get excited about, because Abrams has just made a move to ensure that at least some of the hand-to-hand action in The Force Awakens has real weight to it, Twitch is reporting that a trio of actors from the incredible Indonesian martial arts film The Raid will appear in the new Star Wars film in some capacity.
Iko Uwais (Rama), Yayan Ruhian (Mad Dog/Prakoso), and Cecep Arif Rahman (the assassin from The Raid 2) have all reportedly joined the movie, but their involvement remains shrouded in mystery.
This news hasn’t been confirmed by any official sources as of yet, but consider this: Todd Brown, the guy who reported the news at Twitch, was a producer on The Raid films, so I think it’s safe to assume that he has more insight on the matter.
I would personally love to see the role Uwais will play in the THE FORCE AWAKENS. Rest assured, if there are going to be fight scenes am very sure he will deliver. You may ask why the confidence… My answer to you? Go watch Raid: Redemption and Raid 2.
Culled from GeekTyrant
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