Today is a good day for those looking forward to Gareth Evans’ award winning action spectacular, The Raid. Firstly, we have the third behind the scenes production video for you, and here we learn all about the actual raid itself, and how the cast and crew put together a scene of the SWAT team dropping into the building through a hole in the ground. Trust me, it is not as simple as it sounds!
Also, and quite recently too, we have learnt that the film is no longer called simply The Raid, it is now known as The Raid: Redemption. Why the annoying name change you might ask? Well, that is where we get to share even more good news with you. While the name change might seem daft and a bit silly, there is a very good reason for it, and it is a reason which will make fans happy. Turns out The Raid: Redemption is the first part of an intended trilogy. Hell, if we are due to get two more films as amazing as The Raid: Redemption looks, the makers can call it whatever the Hell they want!
The final piece of really good news here is that The Raid: Redemption has finally been granted a UK cinema release date, huzzah!!! Yep, Gareth Evans’ blistering film will arrive in UK cinemas on 18th May, so best you mark that date on your calanders or in your diaries pronto!
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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