The Raid 2 will be one of the hottest tickets at Sundance next year, but general audiences won’t have to wait too long to see director Gareth Evans‘ next bout of action insanity. Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films have announced that they will be releasing the movie on March 28, 2014. Per the press release, The Raid 2 “picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko 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.” Since Sony Pictures Classics is an indie distributor, I assume The Raid 2 will get a limited release and expand in the following weeks, so it won’t really be in competition with any wide release movie.
Hit the jump for the press release. The film also stars Julie Estelle (Macabre), Alex Abbad (Merantau), Marsha Timothy (The Forbidden Door), Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman.
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS AND STAGE 6 FILMS TO RELEASE THE RAID 2 ON MARCH 28
NEW YORK (December 23, 2013) – Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films announced today that they will release THE RAID 2 in the United States on March 28. The film will have its World Premiere at the upcoming 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Written and directed by Gareth Evans, THE RAID 2 picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko 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.
THE RAID 2 was produced by Ario Sagantoro for Merantau Films, and Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films. The film was executive produced by Rangga Maya Barack-Evans for Merantau Films, Irwan D. Mussry, Nick Spicer and Todd Brown on behalf of XYZ. Matt Flannery (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) and Dimas Imam Subhono served as cinematographers with Joseph Trapanese (THE BOURNE LEGACY), Aria Prayogi (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) and Fajar Yuskemal (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) scoring the picture.