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Welsh writer-director/Indonesia resident Gareth Evans burst onto the world stage in a blaze of badass glory in 2012 with the martial arts action epic The Raid: Redemption. The fast-paced and stunningly violent feature won enthusiastic reviews from such illustrious festivals as the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, New Directors/New Films, and SXSW. As critics and action-movie fans cheered, English-language remake and sequel were promised before the film even made its theatrical debut! Earlier this year, Evans took to Twitter to unfurl some much-anticipated plot details about his sequel. He revealed the story of The Raid 2: Berandal would begin just two hours after the brutal and bittersweet end of the first film, with Rama (Iko Uwais), Bowo (Tegar Satrya) and Wahyu (Pierre Gruno) finding a new world of trouble. Considering "berandal" translates loosely to gangsters, expect more insane gunplay and mind-boggling martial arts. In the thick of production, Evans »
Back in February, we reported that Sony Pictures acquired the rights to a sequel for the popular action-thriller The Raid: Redemption. We haven't heard much about this follow-up, entitled Berandal since then, except that Gareth Evans is returning to direct. Yesterday, the filmmaker teased new details regarding Berandal through his Twitter account, revealing the story will take place just hours after The Raid: Redemption's ending, and that production is scheduled to take place very soon.
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
Iko Uwais is believed to reprise his role as Rama in Berandal, although no further casting details have been revealed. With a production start date just weeks away, hopefully more details will be unveiled regarding this action-packed follow-up.
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