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LINKIN SUCK’S MIKE SH*TODA SCORES AWESOME LOOKING ACTION MOVIE THE RAID

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I had never heard of The Raid before last week, when it debuted at the currently-in-progress Toronto International Film Festival to rave word of mouth. I’ve seen a lot of comparisons online to John Woo’s Hard Boiled, which is high praise indeed. And the trailer (below) certainly looks quite kick-ass. (And very violent. I guess that makes is NSFW. Fair warning.)

Unfortunately, The PRP tells me that — as the above headline states — Linkin Suck’s Mike Shitoda is scoring the film. I don’t know if that’s his music in the trailer or temp music, but it certainly sounds Linkin Suck-ish, which is a bummer. Hopefully, Shitoda’s musc will be innocuous in the final film, and therefore won’t distract from all the ridiculous gore that I’ll be paying to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7B__KkLCLM&feature=player_embedded

No word yet on when The Raid is getting a wide release, but here’s the official synopsis of the film, courtesy Collider:

In the heart of Jakarta lies a rundown apart¬ment infested with druggies and drifters. It’s ruled by a ruthless drug lord who uses the tenement to shelter his junkie customers, pushers, enforcers and brutal killers. The apartment block is considered untouch¬able by even the bravest of police—until one early morning when, cloaked under dawn’s dark¬ness, an elite SWAT team, led by officer Rama (Uwais), raids the peril-filled structure.  As Rama’s squad races between the maze of rooms and floors, encountering a barrage of gunfire, machetes, and ruthless hand-to-hand combat around every corner, the stakes get higher and higher building to an explosive crescendo and an ultimate battle.

-AR

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