EXCLUSIVE: XYZ Films has pre-bought all U.S. rights to distribute under-the-radar martial arts sci-fi action threequel Skyline: Warpath, written and directed by Liam O’Donnell (Beyond Skyline) and starring Iko Uwais (The Raid Franchise) and Scott Adkins (Undisputed).
Louis Mandylor, Randall J. Bacon and Yayan Ruhain round out the cast on the project which is currently filming in Indonesia. XYZ Films will release domestically in early 2025.
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Set within the ‘Skyline‘ universe and five years after the events of Beyond Skyline, the movie follows Sua (Uwais) as he leads The Resistance against the aliens. When he discovers the powerful alien Radial Gauntlet, he must deal with both the corrupt Eric (Adkins) and the army of alien invaders. Above and below are first look images.
Pic is produced by Matthew Chausse and Evangelo Kioussis. The deal was negotiated by Chausse on behalf of the filmmakers with Maxime Cottray from XYZ Films. Palisades Park Pictures is handling international sales.
In partnership with XYZ Film, the original Beyond Skyline film was distributed by Vertical Entertainment before its festival debut at Sitges Film Festival in Spain in the fall of 2017. Starring Frank Grillo, it went on to play a host of genre festivals. A sequel was released in 2020.
Uwais is best known for hit martial arts franchise The Raid and recently 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.
XYZ’s recent slate includes Blackberry, Seven Veils, Backspot and Netflix original Havoc.
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