By: John M Jerva
Over the weekend, Action star Scott Adkins delivered the fifth episode of his amazing The Art of Action video series when he talks one on one with sone of the greatest names in action cinema history.
So far, Adkins has chatted with fellow co-stars Marko Zaror, Kane Kosugi and most recently Michael Jai White and Tony Jaa. Adkins has starred with all of them in numerous films and the interviews have been in-depth and essential viewing to say the least.
Now episode 5 is on the Net and this time, the action phenom talks to Director Gareth Evans who is known to action fans around the world as the helmer of the classic films The Raid and The Raid 2. Evans is virtually responsible for reinvigorating the genre with his show stopping and jaw dropping films that have featured Indonesian martial arts superstar Iko Uwais as well as Joe Taslim and Yayan Ruhian.
In this candid interview, Adkins talks to Evans where the filmmaker discusses his love for Asian cinema as well as how he got started in the industry. Evans evens gives his thoughts and philosophy about make such extreme martial arts fight sequences and furious firefights.
Evans has an impressive filmography that also includes Merantau and the recent hit British gangster series Gangs of London. Evans is definitely a top tier action director and one of the ones that knows how to properly shoot action on film.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we are going to get a third installment of The Raid but if we did, Evans should include Adkins in the mix as his style of onscreen fighting would gel perfectly with those of Uwais and others. He’s already taken Iko on in Triple Threat so a rematch would be great. Even if a third film doesn’t happen, Evans and Adkins should combine their collective efforts and make an action epic for all to enjoy. We can hope.
Check out the full video below!