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Taylor Kitsch has been offered the leading role in The Raid remake

Taylor Kitsch was being groomed as a franchise man when X-MEN: ORIGINS and JOHN CARTER hit screens, but it was not meant to be. At least, not at that time. The commercial success was less than stellar with those flicks and now the all-but-confirmed news of Channing Tatum taking over the role of Gambit brings Kitsch back to square one. The man has recently proved his acting chops...

Scott Adkins would love to play a part in Patrick Hughes' The Raid remake

Yeah, I'm not happy about THE RAID remake either, but all we can do is hope it will be just as vicious as the original. And hey, at least Gareth Evans is executive producing the remake, and maybe director Patrick Hughes will find some actors who actually know martial arts. Scott Adkins definitely knows a thing or two about throwing down. Total Film recently asked the...

Review: The Raid 2

PLOT: Following the events of the first film, unstoppable cop Rama now must go undercover and get close to the arrogant son of a gangster while a war between criminal syndicates dangerously looms. REVIEW: THE RAID 2 is just about what you want from a sequel to THE RAID, at least on the bone-crunching front. Its fights are more convoluted and thrilling, its body count is higher,...

Check out this brutal deleted scene from Gareth Evans' The Raid 2

THE RAID 2 opens this weekend, so I was a little surprised to see a deleted scene from Gareth Evans ' new movie has already surfaced online. The scene is titled "Gang Wars," and Evans recently released the clip and a note explaining why it was cut on Vimeo . While the scene doesn't contain any spoilers, it is incredibly violent, and you probably shouldn't watch...

Exclusive Interview: The Raid 2 Director & Star Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais

In THE RAID 2, writer director Gareth Evans takes the insane violence from the first film and builds a massive crime drama around it. With Iko Uwais returning as Rama, the actor continues to prove that sometimes finding somebody capable of handling the stunt work is a good thing to have in this kind of flick. The two continue to work together to create an intense action fueled ride that...

Savagely violent new trailer for Gareth Evans' The Raid 2

IGN has an awesome new trailer for Gareth Evans ' THE RAID 2, and in my opinion it is more intense and brutal than most red band trailers. Seriously, there are so many shots of bones being broken, and people getting punched and kicked you'll be aching all over after watching this new trailer. Physically ill! Synopsis: He thought it was over. After...

New action-packed television spot for Gareth Evans' The Raid 2

In just twenty-two days (not that I'm counting or anything) most of us will finally be able to check out Gareth Evans ' highly anticipated THE RAID 2. Critics were blown away by the film when it screened at Sundance (you can read our review here ), and many are very eager to see what sounds like an amazing action flick. I'm sure this doesn't help the wait any, but...

8 hardcore new images from The Raid 2 are here to break some bones

Proabably the most-anticipated action film of the year, Gareth Evan's THE RAID 2 will begin cracking skulls, snapping bones, and letting the blood fly next month when the film hits theaters and today we have some hardcare images to help tide you over in the interim. Once again starring Iko Uwais as Rama, the film picks up almost immediately after the first one and gets down to the ol'...

The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes in negotiations for The Raid remake

Update: It's a done deal folks! The Wrap is reporting that Hughes has closed the deal to direct and this will go into production in the fall. Carry on... Well, this is sure to ruffle some feathers... Director Patrick Hughes , who is currently in post production on THE EXPENDABLES 3, is in negotiations to tackle THE RAID remake for Screen Gems and XYZ Films. The original...

Head-snapping badass domestic trailer for The Raid 2 will leave you breathless

THE RAID 2 made its debut last night at Sundance and has been lighting the interwebs on fire with the onslaught of positive reviews ( read ours here ). Director Gareth Evans follows up his 2011 hit, THE RAID: REDEMPTION, with a balls-to-the-wall, brutally violent tale with returning star Iko Uwais returning to lead the charge. Many are anticipating another hyperkinetic actioner with...

Exclusive: Some tidbits of information from the Sundance Q & A for The Raid 2 with director Gareth Evans

UPDATED: Check out our exclusive video of star Iko Uwais doing a martial arts demonstration during the Q & A below! THE RAID 2 premiered at Sundance last night, and critics that were there have been gushing about Gareth Evans ' new film. One said, "RAID 2 makes RAID 1 look like a Saturday morning cartoon," and another described it as " Relentlessly...

Review: The Raid 2 (Sundance 2014)

PLOT: Rama ( Iko Uwais ) is sent undercover by a task force looking to root out police corruption, and ends up infiltrating the most feared crime syndicate in the city. REVIEW: For anyone fearing THE RAID 2 would be a simple retread of the original, your fears are unfounded. Using the original film as a mere jumping off point for its own self-contained crime...
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