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Prepare for battle with the U.S. poster for Gareth Evans' The Raid 2

Mar. 12, 2014by: Kevin Woods

How excited are you for THE RAID 2? Stoked doesn't even begin to describe my anticipation for this follow-up to Gareth Evans' 2011 action classic, and we're just a few short weeks away from seeing some balls-to-the-wall, ass-kicking, throat-slashing, bone-breaking excitement as THE RAID 2 is set to hit theaters on March 28. Today we have the new U.S. poster for the flick to share with ya.

Last month we brought you the Australian poster for THE RAID 2 and while the U.S. poster is quite similiar in design, I prefer this latest poster. It just scream "ACTION", and that's exactly what we can expect when THE RAID 2 flies into theaters later this month. We're hearing a lot of good things about this flick and I'm hoping it delivers as much action and ass-kicking as the first film.

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.

Also starring in Evans' sequel: Yayan Ruhian, Raiden Integra, Donny Alamsyah, Kazuki Kitamura and Julie Estelle.

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.

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