Iko Uwais and Scott Adkins Team Up For Skyline: Warpath.
I had no idea there was a fourth film in the Skyline franchise planned, so imagine my surprise when the announcement that not only was Skyline: Warpath happening, it’s currently filming in Indonesia and toplining two of the industry’s best action specialists, Scott Adkins (One More Shot, Seized) and Iko Uwais (The Raid, Fistful of Vengeance) who previously faced off in Triple Threat. There’s not a lot of information, but check out the couple of stills, and plot outline the folks at XYZ Films were willing to share.
Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2024) – XYZ Films has acquired all US rights to distribute the martial arts sci-fi action film SKYLINE: WARPATH, written and directed by action mastermind Liam O’Donnell (Beyond Skyline) and starring Iko Uwais (The Raid Franchise) and Scott Adkins (Undisputed), with Louis Mandylor, Randall J. Bacon and Yayan Ruhain rounding out the cast. The film is produced by Matthew Chausse and Evangelo Kioussis. XYZ Films will release the film domestically in early 2025.
The rights deal was negotiated by Matthew Chausse on behalf of the filmmakers with Maxime Cottray from XYZ Films.
Set within the “Skyline” universe and five years after the events of BEYOND SKYLINE, Sua (Iko Uwais) leads The Resistance against the aliens. When Sua discovers the powerful alien Radial Gauntlet, he must deal with both the corrupt Eric (Scott Adkins) and the army of alien invaders.
In a partnership with XYZ Films, the original BEYOND SKYLINE was distributed by Vertical Entertainment before its festival debut at Sitges Film Festival in Spain in the fall of 2017. The film was met with uproarious approval from festival crowds around the world, playing at Trieste Science+Fiction, Toronto After Dark, Austin Other Worlds, Rio Grind Vancouver, Cinepocalypse Chicago as well as the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival where up and coming O’Donnell was give the “Emerging Voice” Award. Uwais also has a history of working with XYZ Films, dating back to his star turn in the global success THE RAID franchise, as well as THE NIGHT COMES FOR US, and most recently he co-starred in XYZ’s science fiction actioner ASH, directed by Flying Lotus.
“Since we first met Iko Uwais, Matthew Chausse and I have been pushing to make a star vehicle for him like Warpath. Pairing him with the truly versatile action legend Scott Adkins, along with XYZ films, the company that started things off for us, has been a dream come true,” said Liam O’Donnell.