Gareth Evans On “Raid 2” Trailer, “Raid 3”

Along with releasing that impressive new trailer late yesterday, filmmaker Gareth Evans has spoken some more about “The Raid 2: Berandal” on his Twitter account. In the process he revealed a bit more about the film’s reaction, in what context will we see a third film in the series, and a cut scene that will make the disc release extras. Here’s the key tweets:

The trailer is 2min 35sec and with the exception of one shot, it’s all new footage from the teaser. Only spoilers for Act 1 setup.

Naturally, there’s a ton of stuff we have kept hidden from the trailer. About 4/5 action scenes don’t feature at all.

I also wanted to put less emphasis on the brutality – this is the closest I could get to a green band version.

The final shot is a tease – that fight I still get goosebumps watching it. Iko and Cecep gave everything they had for it.

“The Raid 2” takes place two hours after the first, “The Raid 3” would start two hours before “The Raid 2” ends.

We spent 1.5 months just designing the final fight. That’s the most complex we have done so far. Another 3-4 weeks on pre vis. Still a lot of work to do.

We had a 3min 45s steadicam scene in a club but we cut it for pacing reasons. All deleted scenes will be on Blu-Ray/DVD. I’ll do a commentary track, hopefully this one will be more interesting.