Mario Kassar Boards Indonesian Sci-Fi Actioner, FOXTROT SIX

It was back in February that megahit film producer Mario Kassar made headlines with his reunion at Carolco Pictures as Chairman of the board. So what's the famed Rambo and Terminator franchise producer been up to since then? Well, probably just tending to things at Carolco, although as of this week the public now has an idea of where he's staking his claim next.

Word has it from Variety that Kassar is on board to executive produce the upcoming Indonesian sci-fi actioner, Foxtrot Six from debut director Randy Korompis. The film is slated to begin shooting at the top of next year with locations set for Indonesia and the U.S. with two newly established production banners, Rapid Eye Pictures and East West Synergy also on board.

There aren't any plot details yet but the scope of the film is reportedly going to be ten times larger in budget than average film productions in Indonesia. In addition, and probably the best news of all, The Raid and The Raid 2 producer Ario Sagantorio is joining the film as co-producer in the good company of two martial arts action stalwarts from both films, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman who will serve as fight choreographers with futuristic weaponry expected in many of the action sequences.

It's the kind of news that gives you a lot of hope for the new year as both Ruhian and Rahman are two of at least three more from their ilk making strides beyond their bearings in Hollywood and other larger scale projects. Both are slated to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens with actor Iko Uwais while Ruhian takes to other sci-fi with Uwais and actor Frank Grillo for Beyond Skyline next year.

Rahman, who has been staying nothing short of busy with various collaborations as of late next to his most recent sci-fi action endeavor, Anggy Umbara's 3, will next be seen in The Tank helmer Kellie Madison's forthcoming martial arts acton drama pitch, The Gate.

Foxtrot Six is set to release in 2017.


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