We told you recently that Gareth Evans will be back in the director’s chair for a sequel to his badass flick The Raid: Redemption, which is known as Berandal, and now the man himself took some time to flesh out a few details.
First he took to his Twitter account with this interesting tidbit:
“Ok Raid 2 tidbit, we start shooting on January 19th and the first scene takes place 2hrs after the first film ends.”
And then MTV caught up with him, and he had this to say regarding the sequel:
“The sequel is going to be a big departure in a way, in that we won’t just copy the same formula as the first film,” Evans said. “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.”
Berandal stars a returning Iko Uwais as Rama, along with Macabre‘s Julie Estelle taking the role of Hammer Girl with other parts going to Merantau baddie Alex Abbad, The Forbidden Door star Marsha Timothy, and local stars Mathias Muchus and Tio Pakusadewo.
Check out the whole interview below, and look for more soon!