Gareth Evans’ phenomenal martial arts epic, The Raid, is due to premier here in the UK at the Glasgow Film Four Fright Fest on Saturday, and I am so jealous of anyone who has managed to get the time off work and get tickets. If I could, I would be there because The Raid is set to revolutionise martial arts films, and action films in general.
Gareth Evans, director of the Raid, has previously directed Merantau and Footsteps, but The Raid is set to propel the director into the big leagues. There is so much hype surrounding this film, and fans are literally at bursting point to see it. The film is released in the US on 23rd March, and in the run up to its release there will be six behind the scenes videos released to explain how the stunning looking film was made. We already saw the first one here last week, and now we have the second one for you.
So, in this post you not only get the new, stunning trailer, but also the new behind the scenes video! The video goes into detail on the sets and special effects, so please, enjoy! If you would like to see all our previous stories, click here
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