Arguably, one of the best action films in recent memory was the martial arts film The Raid: Redemption directed by Gareth Evans. Although thin on plot, the film featured breathtaking action and awe-inspiring fight choreography. What made the film even more refreshing and impressive was the little to no reliance on any CGI and minimal special effects.
So it’s not surprising to learn that a sequel for the critically acclaimed hit film, is on it’s way. The sequel reportedly picks up a few hours after the conclusion of the first film. The setting will also change expanding on a bigger world and cast of characters.
This first trailer hints at the scope of the film, as well as showcases some of the unique martial arts action that we have come to expect from director Gareth Evans.
Needless to say we can’t wait to check this out. The Raid 2: Berandal is scheduled for release in 2014
The Raid 2: Berandal stars Iko Uwais, Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. The film is directed and written by Gareth Huw Evans. The Raid 2: Berandal is scheduled for release in 2014.
Picking up right where the first film ends, The Raid 2 follows Rama (Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.