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.

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.


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