Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films will release martial-arts sequel The Raid 2 in the U.S. on March 28, 2014, two months after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
A second trailer just hit and it appears as though this film will have quite a bit more to the story than the first, which only makes sense. It also looks brutal and amazingly choreographed. Do we have a new contender to fight the original Oldboy for best hammer scene?
“The Raid 2 starts where the first film ended, with Uwais’ character 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 Classics used the same pattern two years ago for the original The Raid with a Sundance showing and a U.S. release in March 2012. Both films star Iko Uwais and were written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid, V/H/S/2).