As if the first movie wasn’t sick enough, director Gareth Evans has unloaded an outstanding trailer for the follow up to the 2011 cult classic The Raid:Redemption, starring Iko Uwais as Rama. Slightly inspired by that classic Robert Deniro scene in Raging Bull, the trailer starts out with Rama in a jail cell starring at a chalk drawing of a man he’s created on his wall. He then proceeds to punch the shit out of it like a those wooden dummies you see in Bruce Lee flicks.
With speed reminiscent of Donnie Yeh, the scene is inter-spliced with equally powerful, but random, footage from the film. It’s all, absolutely badass! Indeed…it’s not over!
The Raid 2: Berandal, the sequel to The Raid, is written and directed by Welsh born filmmaker Gareth Evans who also directed the first film. Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Alex Abad, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Julie Estelle, Cecep Arif Rahman, Cok Simbara, Yayan Ruhian, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi, and Kitamura Kazuki, the film features our lead character Rama (Uwais) going undercover and infiltrating the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film for distribution to release sometime in 2014.
- Unleash The Pain! The Raid 2: Berandal First Teaser Trailer is here! (thepeoplesmovies.com)
- Teaser Trailer for THE RAID 2: BERANDAL (collider.com)
- Teaser Trailer for THE RAID 2: BERANDAL is Here and Kicks All Kinds of Ass! (aintitcool.com)
- Intensely Badass Trailer for THE RAID 2: BERANDAL (geektyrant.com)
- The Raid 2: Berandal Getting a Theatrical Release (dreadcentral.com)