Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
"Hated It": Josh Brolin Talks ‘Jonah Hex,’ Says They Reshot 66 Pages In 12 Days "Hated It": Josh Brolin Talks ‘Jonah Hex,’ Says They Reshot 66 Pages In 12 Days Stay In Your Seats, There Will Be 2 Post-Credit Scenes In 'Deadpool' Stay In Your Seats, There Will Be 2 Post-Credit Scenes In 'Deadpool' Watch: First Trailer For 'Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates' With Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick & Aubrey Plaza Watch: First Trailer For 'Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates' With Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick & Aubrey Plaza Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More 'Deadpool' Soundtrack Features Salt-N-Pepa, DMX, Wham!, And More 'Deadpool' Soundtrack Features Salt-N-Pepa, DMX, Wham!, And More The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far

Sony Believes In 'The Raid,' Picks Up Rights For The Sequel 'Berandal'

The Playlist By Benjamin Wright | The Playlist February 3, 2012 at 5:31PM

The buzz for Gareth Evans' movie "The Raid" has become deafening following its screening at Sundance, where we called it, "A triumph of kicks, punches & unrelenting thrills.” Well not only is more ass-kicking on the way in a planned sequel entitled “Berandal,” but it looks as if Sony is getting back in the 'Raid' game.
0
Gareth Evans The Raid

The buzz for Gareth Evans' movie "The Raid" has become deafening following its screening at Sundance, where we called it, "A triumph of kicks, punches & unrelenting thrills.” Well not only is more ass-kicking on the way in a planned sequel entitled “Berandal,” but it looks as if Sony is getting back in the 'Raid' game.

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has decided to pre-purchase the U.S., Latin American and Spanish rights to the upcoming sequel, whose production is set to start in Jakarta at the end of the year. “The Raid” lead Iko Uwais is set to return along with Gareth Evans in the director’s chair for what will hopefully be another dose of well-crafted action from the pair. The director has already teased that the new film will up the ante with car chases, and that it may serve as a second part to a trilogy. With “The Raid” set to play this year’s SXSW, receive a March 23rd theatrical release from Sony Pictures Classics, and chances are even more will be clamoring for this sequel as it gears up for production.

For those who don’t know, “The Raid” follows a SWAT team sent to invade a supposedly impenetrable safe house amidst the Indonesian slums, and bloody action ensues. It was initially a hit at TIFF’s Midnight Madness, though this sequel could be a step-up in terms of production value, as Deadline reports producers are saying it’ll have a “significantly larger budget.” The first film was made for $1 million and while Evans has said the followup will cost about $3 million, the back by Sony could open up some pursestrings. This writer has yet to see the original and is giddily anticipating it, while those who have experienced “The Raid” should surely find this to be another chunk of news to whet their appetites for what will surely be a hotly anticipated follow-up.

This article is related to: Gareth Evans, The Raid


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates