Director Gareth Evans has tweeted that The Raid 2: Berandal is officially a wrap!!
— Gareth Evans (@ghuwevans) July 27, 2013
Evans also tweeted that the “final shot of the day, as expected, was a kick from @iko_uwais – sadly it was to the stomach and not to the face. Good kick though :)”. In response to a follower asking him to not “hold back on killing this time“, Evans responded that he “learnt his lesson last time, far too much restraint on my part“.
The Raid 2: Berandal reunites writer/director Gareth Huw Evans with actor Iko Uwais, who will be reprising his starring role. Ario Sagantoro is producing for PT Merantau Films, along with Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian and Todd Brown for XYZ Films. Executive producing are Rangga Maya Barack-Evans and Irwan D. Mussry.
In addition to Uwais and Ruhian, the international cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. The film is currently lensing in Jakarta, Indonesia and is scheduled to shoot for over 100 days. Line producing the film is Daiwanne Ralie, with Matthew Flannery and Dimas Imam Subhono serving as directors of photography.
Picking up right where the first film ends, The Raid 2 follows Rama (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.