Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gareth Evans Teases The World With A Bloody New Screenshot Of 'Hammer Girl' Julie Estelle From THE RAID 2: BERANDAL

Director Gareth Evans took to Twitter over the weekend to release the most current still of actress Julie Estelle who plays the claw-hammer wielding "Hammer Girl" in the tentatively-titled film, The Raid 2: Berandal. The still shot comes from a roughly edited action preview Evans brought to the 14th annual Film4 Frightfest a handful of days ago exactly where a assortment of horror films were showcased to festival goers in the UK as of August 22, 2013. The festival runs through Monday, August 26.

Preceding character stills of the actress have been released for the duration of production, with the first nevertheless introduced in April, with a second 1 released in late-Could.

Twitchfilm contributor Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg posted an report on what happened while going to Film4 Frightfest, illustrating the moment Evans stepped out to introduce the clip, and also detailing the style actress Estelle makes use of to execute her character in the film, and a bit far more on the film's expansive storyline. Rowan-Legg tells readers, "Even though The Raid two begins two hours soon after the story of the initial film ends, the narrative spans about 4 years, according to Evans, so is a lot broader in scope. With that in mind, the clip introduces us to a new character. Her name is Hammer Girl. Evans described her fighting style as 'hari mau'. Apparently it indicates 'tiger style', and it looks outstanding (It's the same style Iko Uwais uses in Merantau). In briefly describing the clip, Rowan-Legg also emphasized the "freshness" of the action that was maintained for the sequel, adding, "it was adequate to see that not only have Evans and his crew maintained the freshness and brilliance of the very first film, locating new and inventive techniques to present action and martial arts, but they've gone above and beyond by exploring new spaces and (certainly) new characters."

Aside from the tiny nod to lead star Iko Uwais's breakout efficiency in the 2009 Silat action hit, Merantau via Hammer Girl as talked about above, Evans also promised action fans that the lead actor will be using the Kerambik knife a lot more this time about, telling Twitter followers, "For these that saw @iko_uwais coaching at the start off of Merantau with the kerambik knife, but have been frustrated we didn’t use them far more...we won't let you down this time.". Evans also promised longer fight scenes with as small deletions and cuts as feasible, in the end going out with a bang for this, his last martial arts film just before operating on his subsequent UK-primarily based action thriller, The Evening Comes For Us with The Raid: Redemption and Fast And Furious six star Joe Taslim.

Production on The Raid 2: Berandal wrapped up in late July right after a grueling seven month period that saw actor and Indonesian martial arts action star Iko Uwais reprising his part from the 2011 action smash hit, Seruban Maut, which was then titled The Raid: Redemption for international release in 2012. North American distributor Sony Photographs Worldwide Acquisitions currently has multi-territorial distribution rights to the upcoming sequel with a release date pending.

The Raid 2: Berandal also stars an international slate of cast members that contain Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Alex Abbad, Roy Marten and returning actor Yayan Ruhian, along with Marsha TimothyCecep Arif RahmanOka Antara and Epy Kusnandar, and Japanese actors Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenuchi Endo and Kazuki Kitamura. Uwais and Ruhian directed the action sequences along with guest fight choreographer Larnell Stovall and Hong Kong stunt coordinator Bruce Law.

The film is produced by PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films.

Anticipate a trailer sometime between late September and October.
Gareth Evans Teases The World With A Bloody New Screenshot Of 'Hammer Girl' Julie Estelle From THE RAID 2: BERANDAL
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