‘The Raid’ director is back with a samurai action short

"The Raid 2" Japanese Theatrical Poster

"The Raid 2" Japanese Theatrical Poster

While most people spend their holiday relaxing, others, such as Gareth Evans – the acclaimed writer and director of Merantau, The Raid and The Raid 2: Berandal – decide to use the opportunity to test out some cool choreography ideas with visitors like Yayan Ruhian (Yakuza Apocalypse), Cecep Arif Rahman (The Raid 2) and Hannah Al Rashid (Safe Haven segment from V/H/S/2).

Just recently, Evans took to twitter with following news:

“Had the pleasure of having Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman and Hannah Al Rashid visit me in Wales over the summer holidays for a week or so.

While here, we made the following little shot sequence; partly to test out some choreography ideas I had, partly to see if we could create something non-violent my kiddo could see, but mainly cos I really needed to f*cking shoot something after 2 years without picking up a camera.

The four of us made up the entire cast crew with wonderful support in post as ever from music and sound maestros Fajar Yuskemal (Raid 2 composer) and Aria Prayoky (Raid 2 sound designer). Hope you enjoy!”

Does this mean that a future project from Evans might be samurai-related? After all, he is a big fan of Akira Kurosawa… well, only time will tell. Without further adieu, click here to watch Evans’ short action film. Should hold you off until news on Blister or The Raid 3 surfaces (via Paul Bramhall).

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3 Responses to ‘The Raid’ director is back with a samurai action short

  1. Paul E. says:

    Can only hope that there’s a full release of something like this! Can’t tell if I like it in black and white or would prefer vivid color (like The Assassin) more.

  2. L.B. 367 says:

    I’m waiting another masterpiece of action film of this guy, is amazing.

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