Gareth Evans' The Raid 2 scheduled to hit theaters in March!
One of the most kickass action movies made in the last few years, THE RAID, from director Gareth Evans, is prepping to debut the sequel, THE RAID 2, at Sundance this year, but for those who can't attend there's some good news; the wait won't be long to catch it in theaters after that. Sony Pictures Classics sent out the below press release announcing the U.S. premiere date for the hardcore, blood-soaked sequel to the 2012 hit, which looks to bring all the hyperkinetic action back with a vengeance.
Here's the press release:
Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films announced today that they 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 original film won me over and I'm curious to see how Evans follows up with such a massive smackdown. It's going to be hard to top the original, but man, it will be fun as shit to see them try. Either way, you can count me in for the sequel, which definitely has the same flavor and magnetism of the first judging by the teaser trailer.
THE RAID 2 hits on March 28, 2014.
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