Gareth Evans’ “The Raid” is now apparently going by the title of “The Raid: Redemption” for its American release. That’s, uh, totally unnecessary, of course. But whatever, Sony Pictures Classic. What matters is that it’s still the same movie by Evans starring Iko Uwais, except now it’s gone and gotten itself a new, spiffy trailer. Check it out below, fans of awesomeness.
Rama, a member of a special forces team, arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord. The building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched by the police. When a spotter blows their cover, Rama and his team must fight their way through every floor and every room not just to complete their mission but to survive their bloody ordeal.
Also starring Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah, and Yayan Ruhian.
Opening March 23, 2012, but it’ll be breaking bones in SXSW before that in case you plan on making the trip to Austin.