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Jakarta Post

‘The Raid’ coming back, this time much, much bigger

  • Andrei Hasibuan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 27 2012   /  11:40 am

New hero: Iko Uwais poses for a photo last week with a poster for the planned The Raid 2: Berandal, due for release in 2014. JP/Andrei Hasibuan Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and producer Ario Sagantoro are returning with The Raid 2: Berandal (Thugs).

After the enormous success of The Raid, Merantau Films is working on a sequel slated for release in 2014. Pre-production will be completed by the end of the year, and they will start shooting in early 2013.

“The Raid was like a rollercoaster ride. We kept on pushing the audience’s adrenaline and not giving them room to breathe, Berandal is more of a balance between drama, stronger characters and our style [of a martial arts action film],” said Ario Sagantoro, the producer of the films, at a press conference last week.

Strong characters mean strong actors. Therefore, aside from the two famous martial artis...