The crowd at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival adored director Gareth Evans’ The Raid, an Indonesian martial arts epic that tracks a SWAT team sweeping through a highrise infested with drug dealers. When Sony picked up the domestic distribution rights, they soon released a red-band trailer that has zero dialogue and all kinds of awesome. Not to be outdone, the Indonesian studio has released an extended trailer with additional fight scenes, an amped up original music track and 1000% more bold-faced type!
Although Screen Gems has acquired the remake rights of The Raid, Sony Pictures Classics will release the original in the spring of 2012. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.
Thanks to Twitch for bringing this extended cut of the trailer to our attention. While both trailers have about the same runtime, the new one has at least a few more action segments. I noticed an extra “guy-getting-shot-in-the-face-point-blank” scene, because you can never have too many of those. There were definitely more hand-to-hand sequences in the new trailer as well. I’m sure they left plenty more in the movie. Check out the trailer below:
Here’s the synopsis for The Raid:
Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Director Gareth Evans (Merantau) and rising martial- arts star Iko Uwais reunite in this adrenaline-fueled action film.