The Raid was one of the best Martial Arts movies of all time, so I'm pretty excited about the sequel. The trailer for The Raid 2: Berendal has just hit, check it out below.
Director commented on 's role, Rama:
The idea is that Iko’s character goes undercover in this one and there are shades of 'The Departed' and 'Infernal Affairs' in there. The prison section is the opening of the film, setting up his mission and that’s going undercover in order to infiltrate a mob family to uncover corruption in the police force.
It's great to hear a bit of the back-story and implications of the sequel. If Berandal is even half as good as the first bone-splintering The Raid, I'll be a happy bunny indeed. Evans continued:
In the first Raid, it’s all about him preparing himself spiritually, physically, emotionally so he can go off and complete his mission. He looks focused, he looks primed, he looks fired up. I wanted to contrast that now that he’s in prison on this mission and a lot of personal things have happened to him, so that ending to that punching session is designed to show a sadness and a tragic side to him as well. He’s full of regret as well.
More cool details of the new The Raid 2: Berandal trailer over at CBM, if you fancy a look. To anyone who hasn't seen the first The Raid, I say watch it, as quickly as possible and on the largest TV you can manage. When I went to see The Raid in the movie theater, the audience got up and applauded.
The Raid 2: Berandal will hit sometime early 2014. Be ready.