The Raid sequel begins were the last one ended. The Raid: Berandal, the sequel to The Raid: Redemption, will begin where the original film concluded. Put more specifically, the The Raid: Berandal picks up hours after the first film ended with Rama (Iko Uwais). The director of both Raid films, Gareth Evans, made the announcement via Twitter.
It read as follows:
Ok Raid 2 tidbit, we start shooting on January 19th and the first scene takes place 2hrs after the first film ends.
— Gareth Evans (@ghuwevans) January 2, 2013
Gareth Evans has been quoted as saying about The Raid: Berandal that it is
a big departure in a way, in that we won’t just copy the same formula as the first film…It’s not going to be set within one building this time. Everything that was terrifying about the boss in that building in the first movie is small fry compared to the criminal organization we meet in the second film. We take it out into the streets, go much wider and much bigger in terms of the scope.
On the original The Raid film:
The Raid: Redemption (Indonesian: Serbuan Maut, meaning “The Deadly Raid”; also known as just The Raid) is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts action film written and directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais. This is the second collaboration of Evans and Uwais after their first action film, Merantau released in 2009. Both films showcase the traditional Indonesian martial art pencak silat. The fight choreographers of The Raid are Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian who also worked on Merantau.
The Raid: Berandal will also star Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Marsha Timothy, Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusodewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman.
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