If you have seen any of the Mo Brothers films, including Killers, The ABCs of Death short L is For Libido, Macabre or the glorious VHS2 segment Safe Haven, then you will know that a new film from the brothers is well worth being excited about.
These boys love their violence, and they have The Raid star Iko Uwis heading up their new action thriller Headshot. The film has now had a number of companies come together to organise the films worldwide distribution.
Headshot has been picked up for distribution by Nikkatsu, Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films. The three companies are partnering on a day and date release of the Indonesian film. They will release the film on VOD and digital platforms, with some select territories getting theatrical releases as well.
The Mo Brothers are currently shooting Headshot in Indonesia. Chelsea Islan, Julie Estelle, and Sunny Pang also star in the story about an amnesiac who washes ashore with a mysterious head injury and is nursed back to health by a young doctor.
Timo Tjahjanto, one half of the Mo Brothers alongside Kimo Stamboel, wrote the screenplay and Mike Wiluan, Wicky Olindo, Sukdev Singhand Shinjiro Nishimura produce.
Screenplay Infinite Film, Surya Citra Media, Amuse Entertainment Singapore and Nikkatsu Corporation Japan finance the project.
“The distribution landscape is changing for films like Headshot,” said Nikkatsu evp of international operations Aki Sugihara. “It makes the most sense to target the core audience directly on a worldwide basis, taking advantage of the platforms with the most traction.”
The film is expected to wrap production in mid-December.