The teaser trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal has gone online, and one thing is for certain: walls ain’t got nothing on Rama (Iko Uwais). Filming took 100 days, but the brief trailer shows there’s a whole new mess of trouble. Director Gareth Evans has said the new film picks up two hours after the first one ended, but the teaser trailer raises the question of why Rama has landed in prison. While is incarceration may be a mystery, there’s no doubt that his fists of fury haven’t lost a beat. Evans says the sequel will have over an hour of action, and as you’ll see, this is just a brief taste of the madness to come.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer, and click here for Steve’s interview with Evans from Sundance 2011. The film also stars Julie Estelle (Macabre), Alex Abbad (Merantau), Marsha Timothy (The Forbidden Door), Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman. The Raid 2: Berandal is due out next year.
Director Gareth Evans set a high bar for himself with The Raid 2. The story was bare-bones, but it was in service to a movie where the point was to show characters breaking bones. Evans has been keeping fans in the loop on the movie from the first day of the 100-day shoot. He’s also revealed that the story takes place two hours after the first movie ends, and there will be a “cool fight scene where you go inside a car, fighting against four people as it’s speeding along a one-way.” Yesterday, he tweeted “Last I checked – the action alone clocked in around 1hr 5mins mark.” Presumably, the movie is 1 hour and 6 minutes long. He also tweeted, “We have 17 action sequences in the film – so there’s going to be a lot fresh material unspoiled by any teaser or trailer we release.”
Hit the jump to check out the first teaser art from the movie, and click here for Steve’s interview with Evans about the film from Sundance 2011. Iko Uwais will return to lead the picture and he’ll be joined by Julie Estelle (Macabre), Alex Abbad (Merantau), Marsha Timothy (The Forbidden Door), Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman. Evans hopes to release the movie next year.
Production has officially started on writer/director Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2 in Indonesia and we’ve got the first images from the sequel to share with you. Picking up where The Raid/The Raid: Redemption left off, Rama (Iko Uwais) leaves the high-rise behind in order to infiltrate a Jakarta crime syndicate with the intentions of protecting his family and unearthing the corruption within his police force. The sequel also stars Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten, and will shoot for the next 100-odd days. Check out Steve’s interview with Evans in which he talks about the sequel, then hit the jump to see the first official images and read the full press release for The Raid 2.