Breakout for “The Raid” stars!

It’s safe to say that three of the main stars of Gareth Evans’ “The Raid”, namely Iko UwaisYayan Ruhian, and Joe Taslim, have broken out to become the biggest action stars from Indonesia following the film’s success. Iko spent his time between the first film, its equally amazing sequel, appearing in Keanu Reeves’ “Man of Tai Chi”, and along with Yayan and Cecep Arif Raman of “The Raid 2”, will soon be seen in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Meanwhile, Yayan will also soon be seen in his usual tough-as-nails bad guy persona in the Indonesian action-crime thriller “Gangster”, you can see the second trailer for it below!

The film, which drops in Indonesia on August 27th, is definitely one for lovers of mafia flicks and Silat action to keep their eyes peeled for. However, Yayan’s co-star of “The Raid”, Joe Taslim, has his own bit of recent breakout news too within the realm of sci-fi, no less.

Specifically, Joe has joined the upcoming third instalment of the contemporary “Star Trek” series, titled “Star Trek: Beyond”, which is set to land on July 8th, 2016 to commemorate the franchise’s 50th anniversary. Joe’s no stranger to jumping aboard long-running series’, having made a villainous appearance in 2013’s “Fast and Furious 6”. Obviously, this news confirms what we’ve all already suspected – that the Force is (going strong) with the stars of “The Raid“, and all of them are using it to boldly go where no man has gone before!

Stay tuned for more info on “Gangster” and “Star Trek: Beyond” as it arrives.

From the earliest days of childhood, Brad Curran was utterly fascinated by martial arts, his passion only growing stronger after spending time living in the melting pot of Asian cultures that is Hawaii. His early exposure developed into a lifelong passion and fascination with all forms of martial arts and tremendous passion for action and martial arts films. He would go on to take a number of different martial arts forms, including Shaolin Ch'uan fa, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and remains a devoted student, avid and eager to continue his martial arts studies. Brad is also an aspiring writer and deeply desires to share his love for martial arts and martial arts movies with the world!

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