Last year my world was rocked when I had the chance to see THE RAID, it was easily one of the best action/martial arts film of the last few years and one of 2012’s best offerings.
When a sequel was announced, I was estatic! I have been following the progress through Gareth Evans twitter account, and that excitement has grown and grown.
Now the teaser trailer has been released and WOW I NEED THIS FILM RIGHT NOW! MadMan are handling the distribution here in Australia once again, and while we don’t have a release date yet we can expect it some time next year.
The first vision from the sequel to 2012’s THE RAID has hit, and it hits hard. THE RAID 2: BERANDAL is Gareth Huw Evans’ follow-up to the intense action film. Currently in post-production, the finished film will reach cinemas around the world in the first half of 2014.
Shot and set again in Indonesia, THE RAID 2: BERANDAL picks up two hours after the point where THE RAID left off, diving straight back into a world filled with corruption and violence. Evans again takes writing and directing duties on this significantly larger project.
Lead actor Iko Uwais returns for THE RAID 2: BERANDAL , and is joined by new cast including Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Yayan Ruhian, Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, Marsha Timothy, Cecep Arif Rahman, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi and Kitamura Kazuki. The film is co-produced by XYZ Films and Gareth Huw Evans’ production company PT Merantau Films.