In a well timed release (it is currently showing at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and receiving high praise), comes the first trailer for the Indonesian action flick The Raid. This high octane shoot ’em up and kick their ass fest follows a team of highly trained SWAT officers as they raid a heavily protected safe house of a powerful drug kingpin. This boys and girls, is how a trailer is supposed to be done — no spoilers or unneeded fluff, just more hardcore intensity than can be digested that is accompanied with strangely fitting music. You must check it out right this second.
The Raid stars Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Joe Taslim, Ray Sahetapy, Yayan Ruhian.
The Raid has no release dates for the US or UK yet. Expect them soon enough as Sony Pictures has just picked up the rights for worldwide distribution.