'The Raid 2' Photos with Iko Uwais as Rama

Production recently began in Djakarta for director Gareth Evans' follow-up to last year's 'The Raid: Redemption'.

PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films announced today that production is under way on The Raid 2, director Gareth Evans' follow-up to last year's action-packed thrill ride The Raid: Redemption. Accompanying the announcement are the first seven photos, featuring The Raid: Redemption star Iko Uwais on the set. Take a look at these photos, then read the official press release for more details.

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PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films announce the start of production for The Raid 2 (Indonesian title, The Raid 2: Bernadal), the sequel to the wildly popular international hit The Raid (aka The Raid: Redemption). The film reunites writer/director Gareth Evans with actor Iko Uwais, who will be reprising his starring role. Ario Sagantoro is producing for PT Merantau Films, along with Nathaniel Bolotin, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian and Todd Brown for XYZ Films. Executive producing are Rangga Maya Barack-Evans and Irwan D. Musry.

In addition to Uwais, the international cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. The film is currently lensing in Jakarta, Indonesia and is scheduled to shoot for over 100 days. 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.

The Raid: Redemption premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where it took home the Audience Award in the Midnight Madness section. It went on to play at Sundance and SXSW, before enjoying a theatrical release in the United States through Sony Pictures Classics. The film is approaching $15M in global box office.

XYZ and PT Mereantau Films are also in post-production on Killers, which is co-directed by Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, with Gareth Evans and Rangga Maya Barack-Evans executive producing. Evans and Tjahjanto recently collaborated on Safe Haven, a celebrated segment in the horror anthology film S-VHS, which just premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

XYZ Films recently premiered Calvin Reeder's The Rambler at Sundance as well. Here's what XYZ Films said in a statement.

"We're incredibly excited to start the next chapter of The Raid story. Gareth introduced a rich and fertile world in the first film, and we're eager to see him expand on that vision with Berandal."

Gareth Evans also released a statement regarding his sequel.

"To all our fans thank you so much for your support. We can't wait to come back and show you what we have been working on. We'll be there in 2014 with a film bigger, better and bloodier! Wish us luck."

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.

The Raid 2 was released March 28th, 2014 and stars Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Yayan Ruhian, Doni Alamsyah, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusodewo, Ryuhei Matsuda. The film is directed by Gareth Evans.



Sources: XYZ Films, PT Merantau Films

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Comments (27)

  1. Oga

    characteristic of diz movie is "Blood n gore". Sugoi !!
    i can't wait..

    11 months agoby @OgaFlag

  2. Oga

    @adamsandlerfggot69 Lmao

    11 months agoby @OgaFlag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I'm in good psirits but also quite hesitant, as The Raid was just such a stand out "ACTION PACKED-MASTERCLASS WATCH" :L quotea oh Quote :)

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @therealGoku -- It seemed to be a standalone film. But, now that I see a brief summary, I'm feeling optimistic.

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson -- Let's just hope for the best. That's a shocking statement coming from me, but the first film was nothing short of fan-f*cking-tastic. The best action film of 2012, by far.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. Adamsandlerfggot69

    my only question is this: who will be the next "Mad Dog"?

    2 years agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  6. Bryan Yentz

    YES!

    2 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  7. skywise

    @monkeyiron2-0 The Raid definatly kicked all kinds of ass in that department.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @skywise Sh*t the type i'm saying is Brutal fight scenes type deaths

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  9. skywise

    @monkeyiron2-0 well ya...fake brutal deaths only. No real brutal deaths for me...might be bad for my health.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @skywise me too minus the massacres that have been happening

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  11. skywise

    I looooove Brutal Deaths! @monkeyiron2-0

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson HOORAY FOR BRUTAL DEATHS IN THE RAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  13. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @crypt perhaps, perhaps ???

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  14. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @monkeyiron2-0 SO DO I......GODAMMIT I DO TOO!

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  15. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx well the history is, this was the film they wanted to make, but due to finances and Studio support they made a film inferior ( i know, can you believe thats how they class The Raid) to go out and make "THIS BIG FILM" but due to the success and scope they achieved with The Raid they shrugged and said "It could make a badass sequel" but now looking on, i have my own doubts if it would work as a sequel!

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  16. The Real Goku

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx what's wrong with a sequel? If the story advances. It would be dumb if they just put him back in another apartment complex

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  17. The_Crow2k

    Oh, man, I really love the first one...I hope they won't screw this up.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  18. Nicholaus XX

    Didn't think it needed a sequel, but it just might work.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  19. Monkeyiron 2.0

    American cinema just got Indonesiaized!!!! AND GODDAMN IT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  20. The Real Goku

    Hell yeah! America! F*ck yeah! Lol

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  21. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Sweet! I hope it's as good as the first.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  22. CUPID

    Cant wait!

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  23. Dan

    Sweet.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  24. Replicant

    Awesome, The Raid was one of the best action flicks ever.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  25. TheRaidFan

    I just c*mmed in my pants

    2 years agoby @TheRaidFanFlag

  26. Cheetoboy

    Can't wait, The Raid Redemption was awesome, hands down the best action movie of 2012, and one of the best martial arts movies in years. I really can't wait for this one.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag