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Sony Nabs U. S. Rights For The 'Raid' Sequel

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has pre-bought U.S., Latin American and Spanish rights to the upcoming sequel to Indonesian action feature The Raid, which won the Midnight Madness Award at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Tentatively titled Berandal for the Indonesian market, production will start at the end of 2012 in Jakarta. Raid star Iko Uwais will return and Gareth Huw Evans is set to direct and produce through his PT Merantau Films. LA-based XYZ Films is also on board as producer.

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alycakes1765d ago

They jumped on that one fast...I wonder why. This Raid movie must be okay.

Yi-Long1764d ago

... is is supposedly 1 of the most promising movies to hit this year.

The trailer of this looks absolutely amazing.

The only thing I'm worried about is that the western release will be getting an alternative soundtrack (done by the guy from Linkin Park), which I'm not interested in so I won't be watching it in the cinema. The director has poromised the original soundtrack will be an option on the BR-release so I'll wait for that.

Oh, and obviously I hope it's completely uncut and subbed, otherwise I will boycot it altogether.

Too many asian movies are cut up for their western release, sadly, and none have actually been improved by those cuts, so it's just stupid in every sense.

darklordzor1765d ago

I just want to see the first one! Don't tell me about a sequel, let's get the first movie over here in the US first.

alycakes1763d ago

I guess so....but you know how these movie people are...it's all about making money....all they see is dollar signs.

wenaldy1763d ago

I hope they dont ruin the sequel, sigh.. Hollywood at its finest.. Even they haven't released the original movie in my country (Indonesia), kinda ironic.

alycakes1763d ago

That is ironic...you would think they would have...hasn't been shown here yet either. It was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January but we don't know when it'll be shown here yet.