One of the most talked about and highly anticipated martial arts film of recent memory, Gareth Evans’ The Raid, has been gearing up for a release and eager fans are bursting with excitement. Well, thanks to Sony Pictures Classics, the wait for the Toronto Midnight Madness winning film is almost over!
There is no official release date, but Sony Pictures Classics are looking to have The Raid beat the crap out of fans in Spring 2012, and the plan is to do day and date around the world in all Sony controlled areas (pretty much everywhere!) Director Gareth Evans’ stunning looking action epic re-teams him with his Merantau star Iko Uwais, and in case you missed it before, the terrific trailer is included after the synopsis:
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.
By Matt Wavish