The Raid 2: Deleted Shootout Scene
By Dr. Know on March 26th, 2014
One thing you won’t see when The Raid 2: Berandal hits theaters this Friday is this kick-ass shootout below!
So why didn’t it make the final cut? Director Gareth Evans explains below:
“This is one of a few deleted scenes taken from the film. Reasons to cut were entirely down to pacing issues. This was probably the hardest for me to cut due to the fact that the production on this scene lasted around 6 days of shooting, it cost us a fuck load to make and it served to escalate the gang war out onto the streets involving people outside of the closed off inter-gang politics.
“At the end of the day though, after discussing its worth it took us away from the central theme for a little too long with characters that would only exist in this scene alone.
“Whenever I edit a film – every scene feels like a precious moment. “No fucking way can I cut this” is a regular phrase I utter at Aram (one of the producers at XYZ Films who patiently worked with me to get the film to it’s final cut) but his patience was always a virtue and it’s when you make a cut and no longer miss it from the bigger picture a few days down the line that you realise it was the right decision to make.
“But I still want you guys to see the chaos and the mayhem we had in store, and so with the release of the film coming in a few days time – here’s a sample of one of the action scenes that simply didn’t make it.”
- Gareth Evans
In this sequel to the bone-crunching actioner The Raid, Rama (Iko Uwais) undercover as he infiltrates a ruthless Jakarta crime ring. Uwais will reprise his role in the sequel. Gareth Evans returns to direct what is bound to be another slam-bang outing.
The first movie involved a SWAT team becoming trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of henchman. A lone SWAT team member, Rama (Iko Uwais), then had the unenviable task of bringing down the mob boss and fighting his way out after the majority of his colleagues were wiped out.
The Raid 2: Berandal is set for March 28, 2014.