About to have its world premiere at Sundance next month, Gareth Evans’ The Raid just might be the most anticipated action flick of 2014. We have seen some images, and a teaser trailer, but today finally see’s the release of the full length trailer, and it is glorious!
Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films will release THE RAID 2 in the United States on March 28. The film will have its World Premiere at the upcoming 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Written and directed by Gareth Evans, THE RAID 2 picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko 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.
THE RAID 2 was produced by Ario Sagantoro for Merantau Films, and Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films. The film was executive produced by Rangga Maya Barack-Evans for Merantau Films, Irwan D. Mussry, Nick Spicer and Todd Brown on behalf of XYZ. Matt Flannery (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) and Dimas Imam Subhono served as cinematographers with Joseph Trapanese (THE BOURNE LEGACY), Aria Prayogi (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) and Fajar Yuskemal (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) scoring the picture.
The Raid 2: Berandal reunites writer/director Gareth Huw Evans with actor Iko Uwais, who will be reprising his starring role. In addition to Uwais, the international cast includesYayan Ruhian, Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten.
Here’s the synopsis courtesy of Sundance:
Immediately following the events of the original, The Raid 2 tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anticorruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child. His mission is to get close to a new mob boss, Bangun, by befriending his incarcerated son, Uco. Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with corruption in the Jakarta Police Department while pursuing a dangerous and personal vendetta that threatens to consume him and bring his mission–and the organized crime syndicate–down around him.
Filmmaker Gareth Evans gloriously reunites with star Iko Uwais for this epic martial arts sequel. No longer confined to a single building, the fight spills across the streets of Jakarta–from prison yards to subway cars. Evans packs his film with enough jaw-dropping action and groan-inducing hits to rival a Hollywood studio’s entire summer slate.