Thursday, January 3, 2013

Badass Poster, Trailer, and News: Berandal (The Raid Sequel)

Paraphrased from Impact Online:

  • Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, and producer Ario Sagantoro are ALL coming back for The Raid 2: Berandal which will begin shooting in mid January 2013.
  • The filmmakers are bringing in even more talented actors, including Tio Pakusadewo, Oka Antara, Alex Abbad, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Marsha Timothy, Epi Kusnandar, Zack Lee, Roy Marten, Mathias Muchus and martial arts maestros Feri Tri Yulisman and “Silat Master” Cecep Arif Rahman.
  • Julie Estelle is going to play ‘The Hammer Girl’. “What we are doing with [Julie’s] character is actually another form of harimau silat. Basically, in this style, you hit with a flat palm while the fingers are poised, then you can strike, grab, pull and drag. So we decided to transform it to weapon-based. Her character has two hammers, she will hit with the hard part, stab you with the claw and pull you back, so technically it’s harimau but a weapon version of it."

  • Filming starts shooting on January 19th. 
  • The first scene takes place two hours after the first film ends, will be two hours or more, and the last 40 to 45 minutes will consist of "major action".

The promo concept teaser for the film: