Check out the new featurette for Gareth Huw Evans’ The Raid – the title altered slightly to The Raid: Redemption.
As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in exchange fortheir heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team’s fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength – winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life.
Recently named one of 2012’s “Directors To Watch” by Variety – Gareth Huw Evans reteams on The Raid with Iko Uwais, the star and fight choreographer of thecult sensation MARENTAU – which first brought the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat to global attention. Already a word-of-mouth sensation at the Toronto Film Festival, where it played to sold out crowds, the film is now poised to reach global audiences with a propulsive new score by alternativerocker/composers Mike Shinoda of “Linkin Park” and Joe Trepanese of “M83”.
The Raid is written, edited and directed by Gareth Huw Evans, and stars IkoUwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Ray Sahetapy and Tegar Satrya. The film is produced by Ario Sagantoro and executive produced by R. Maya Barack-Evans, Irwan D. Mussry, Nate Bolotin and Todd Brown.
The film is a production of Merantau Films in association with Celluloid Nightmares and XYZ Films. The film is a presentation of Sony Pictures Classics.
Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner opens in select theaters on March 23rd, 2012!