It’s about time that we had some brutal kick ass action and The Raid delivers that in spades.
It takes place in the slums of Jakarta where an elite police unit is tasked with storming a supposedly impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous criminals. But when they have their cover blown, the lights are cut off and all the exits are blocked up. Stranded on the 6th floor, they have no choice but to fight their way to freedom.
It’s interesting in that it showcases the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat (which incidentally I’m a practitioner of – see www.karasackali.co.uk for more info) and features unflinching violence. Take note everyone, Silat’s for killing people, not for sport. The soundtrack’s by Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) and composer Joseph Trapanese.
Anyway, it goes without saying that I can’t wait for this. It’ll have a US release sometime in 2012, so hopefully it’ll hit UK screens around the same time.
UPDATE: Momentum will be distributing for a “Spring 2012” release date (via director Gareth Evans @ghuwevans)
Please note, this is a redband trailer and is therefore extremely violent (read: awesome).
We’ve also been alerted to the existence of the Indonesian trailer which features some extra scenes near the end. More power-slamming that bone breaking though. Music this time is by Fajar Yuskemal and Aria Prayogi, who scored the movie. Equally good methinks.
Which do you prefer? Let us know.