After the announcement that Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the rights to distribute the film in the US the first trailer for the forthcoming sequel The Raid 2 Berendal has been posted online. The two thousand and eleven Indonesian film was a superb action film that benefited from a relatively straightforward story line that allowed the action to flow. The fight choreography was breathtaking in its scope and execution.
The sequel takes up the story directly after the events of the first film. The good cop Rama is now going undercover in a bid to get inside the Jakarta crime syndicate. The Welsh writer / director Gareth Evans is once more in charge of proceedings and it is a testament to his belief in the material that the sequel was not rushed out quickly to capitalise on the success of the first film. Returning as Rama is the actor and action choreographer Iko Uwais alongside an intriguing character named Hammer Girl is being introduced into the mix.
A release date for the film is still to be set.