Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films will release writer-director Gareth Evans’ action-thriller “The Raid 2” in the U.S theaters, the companies announced Tuesday.
Currently in post-production, “The Raid 2” picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.
The film was produced by Ario Sagantoro for Merantau Films and Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films. “The Raid 2” was executive produced by Merantau’s Rangga Maya Barack-Evans, Irwan D. Mussry, and XYZ’s Nick Spicer and Todd Brown.
“The Raid: Redemption” was released theatrically in March 2012 by Sony Pictures Classics. It grossed $4 million in the U.S. and earned great reviews, including an 85% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Screen Gems is currently developing an English-language remake of “The Raid.”