Picking up right where the first film ends The Raid 2 follows Rama 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.
In some rather great news, director Gareth Evans (The Raid, S-VHS) has commenced shooting The Raid 2 (which will bear the subtitle Berandal in some foreign markets)! Any of you guys who saw the first one know full well that it warrants inclusion on this site because of it’s carnage and gore factor. Also? It’s an awesome movie. PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films announced that the film has started shooting in Jakarta, Indonesia and is scheduled to shoot for over 100 DAYS!
That’s a super long shooting schedule, which means we can expect that they won’t skimp on the choreography, blocking or stunts this time around either. Iko Uwais returns in the lead.
“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.”
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Twitch Film reports that filming is just weeks away on Berandal, the sequel to The Raid: Redemption that’s to be directed once again by Gareth Evans. For those of you yet to see, The Raid is one of the best action films in the past decade. I expect double the madness!
Star Iko Uwais will be back, says the site, with Macabre‘s Julie Estelle taking the role of Hammer Girl with other parts going to Merantau baddie Alex Abbad, The Forbidden Door star Marsha Timothy, and local stars Mathias Muchus and Tio Pakusadewo. And here’s one for those who are more concerned with who will be punching who than they are with who will be delivering the lines: Internationally renowned silat practitioner Cecep Arif Rahman has also signed on for a major part.
Evans is also one of the many directors of S-VHS, which premieres next month at the Sundance Film Festival. READ MORE