Watch: 'The Raid' Extended 13-Minute Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
To follow-up the kick ass official US trailer that just debuted, our friends at Collider have posted a full-on 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for the extraordinary action movie The Raid, directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais as Rama. The Indonesian film features weaponry galore, from firearms to machetes and everything in-between. The video covers training and boot camp, martial arts choreography to cameras and filming and much more, it's awesome to see all that went into making this. Everyone has been saying over and over this is one of the best action movies in years, get a glimpse at how they made it below.
Here's the full behind-the-scenes featurette for Gareth Evans' The Raid, originally from Collider:
In the heart of Jakarta lies a rundown apartment infested with druggies and drifters, ruled by a ruthless drug lord. The apartment block is considered untouchable by even the bravest of police—until one early morning when, cloaked under dawn's darkness, an elite SWAT team, led by Officer Rama (Iko Uwais), raids the peril-filled structure. As Rama's squad races between the maze of rooms and floors, encountering a barrage of gunfire, machetes, and ruthless hand-to-hand combat around every corner, the stakes get higher and higher. The Raid is written & directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Huw Evans, of Merantau previously. Sony Pictures Classics will finally be releasing The Raid: Redemption starting on March 23rd this spring.