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The Raid 2: Berandal was my most anticipated film of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. As you may have realized after reading my review of the film, it was everything a proper film sequel should be, expanding upon the framework that was established in The Raid: Redemption. Following my screening of the film, I had the chance to take part in a roundtable interview with the film’s writer/director/editor Gareth Evans.
While many things were discussed (which you’ll be able to read when the full interview is released next week), the most noteworthy bit of information involved Evans’ plans for the third film in the series. While the script hasn’t been written yet, Evans has an idea of what the film will be about. In saying that, do keep in mind that the information might be considered a spoiler for The Raid 2: Berandal, so continue on at your own expense.
When asked about the proposed The Raid 3, Evans had the following to say:
It’s set three hours before The Raid 2 finishes, so there’s a key moment in The Raid 2 where we go back and revisit that scene, and as a result of that, we branch off. We go into a totally different direction. That’s as much as I can say right now. [...] There are people involved in the second [film] that we expand a lot more on in the third… which is probably pretty obvious now because most of the fuckers die in the second.
It’s vague information, especially for the majority of you that haven’t seen the film. However, within the context of having seen the film, I can’t stress enough how excited I am for the third film armed with this knowledge (as if my excitement wasn’t already at an all-time high after seeing Berandal). We have much more exclusive content from Sundance 2014, so be sure to follow Ruby Hornet over the next week.