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Iko Uwais planning a "secret project" with "Kong: Skull Island" director

Writer: Florey DM



Iko Uwais (top left) reenacting a "The Raid" scene (bottom photo) with
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (top right).

9 Feb - Indonesia action star Iko Uwais' adventure in Hollywood continues. The actor is most recently planning a "secret project" with "Kong: Skull Island" director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

He shared a photo of him and the director meeting up in Beverly Hills, California, on his Instagram, captioned "Lunch with my good friend."

This has prompted fans to comment if this means he would appear in Vogt-Roberts' upcoming movie "Metal Gear Solid", as Gray Fox, specifically.

Comments left on Vogt-Roberts' Instagram post, which shows a comparison photo of his and Uwais' reenactment of a "The Raid" scene to the actual scene from the movie (and hilariously captioned: "NOTE TO SELF: When scheming on a secret project with the legend @iko.uwais, don't try and recreate iconic images from THE RAID films unless you want to look like a homeless man standing next to Batman") carry the same sentiment.

This isn't the first time that fans have voiced out their hopes on wanting to see Uwais as Gray Fox in the big screen adaptation of the action-adventure stealth video games, and even choreograph the movie's action scenes.


The photo of himself and Jordan Vogt-Roberts that Iko Uwais shared on his social media
(Photo source: Iko Uwais' Instagram).

Such comments have been around since the project was announced in 2017.

It was that same year that tweet exchanges between the actor and the director revealed that they were supposed to work together in "Kong: Skull Island" (but Uwais' character was axed) and the commercial for the video game "Destiny 2".

"Didn't work out on Kong. Didnt work out on Destiny. Next one..." the director posted, to which one commenter replied, "Metal gear solid it is ..... iko can be greyfox".

Since there's no other upcoming projects listed for Vogt-Roberts aside from "Metal Gear Solid", which he is currently working on, it is possible that this could be their "secret project".

The duo probably doesn't want to officially announce it yet since Uwais could still be busy with his other projects at the moment. This year he will be seen on the big screen in "Stuber" and "Triple Threat", as well as on the small screen in Netflix's upcoming "Wu Assassins".

(Photo source: Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Twitter)

Cinema Online, 09 February 2019


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