New Stills From The Raid 2

Heads will be caved

We've had trailers and posters for the aggressively anticipated The Raid 2 (not subtitled 'Berandal' in this country), and lest it disappear from our thoughts for too long Sony PIctures Classics has just scattered a handful of new stills online. There are machetes, big sticks, hammers, shotguns, machine guns, vicious looking sickle-type things, and a lot of mud.

And yes, that is Yayan Ruhian, who played the first film's Mad Dog. Head to our trailer breakdown to find out what that's all about...

The Raid 2 picks up the story two hours after The Raid, and sweeps Rama (Iko Uwais) into a much broader world of corruption and violence as he infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate. It's looking even more gnarly than its predecessor, if that's possible. Some of us at Empire have even seen it and can testify...

The Raid 2 is the most blisteringly violent thing I've seen since Lee Cattermole. Never mind '18', this could be cinema's first 36.

— Phil de Semlyen (@PhildeSemlyen) February 21, 2014

Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, Marsha Timothy, Cecep Arif Rahman, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi and Kitamura Kazuki are all part of the cast for this one, which is, of course, once again directed by Gareth Evans. The Raid 2 received a rapturous reception at its Sundance premiere, and arrives in the UK on April 11.{New Raid 2 Poster}{The Raid 2 Teaser Poster}{Raid 2: Berandal Stills}