Gareth Evans on Twitter
And it’s a wrap on principal photography for the anxiously awaited The Raid 2: Berandal! Director Gareth Evans shared the news via Twitter and also mentioned what the final shot entailed.
Late last night Evans tweeted the following:
“After almost 7 months, to everyone who contributed in the making of this film… it’s a fucking wrap. #TheRaid2Berandal”
“Final shot of the day, as expected, was a kick from @iko_uwais – sadly it was to the stomach and not to the face. Good kick though :)”
When a follower responded with a request for him not to “hold back on the killing this time,” Evans replied:
“I learnt my lesson last time, far too much restraint.”
This one simply can’t get here soon enough!
PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films have teamed up for THE RAID 2 (Indonesian title, THE RAID 2: BERANDAL), the sequel to the wildly popular international hit THE RAID (aka THE RAID: REDEMPTION). The film reunites writer/director Gareth Huw Evans with actor Iko Uwais, who will be reprising his starring role. Ario Sagantoro is producing for PT Merantau Films along with Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian, and Todd Brown for XYZ Films. Executive producing are Rangga Maya Barack-Evans and Irwan D. Mussry.
In addition to Uwais, the international cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, and Roy Marten. Line producing the film is Daiwanne Ralie with Matthew Flannery and Dimas Imam Subhono serving as directors of photography.
Picking up right where the first film ends, The Raid 2 follows Rama (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.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) acquired the film for the United States, Spain, Latin America, and South Africa; and Sony Pictures Classics will once again release the film theatrically in the United States.
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