In case you hadn’t noticed, things are definitely hotting up for the release of Gareth Evan’s The Raid on 18 May. We recently posted a write-up of the special London screening and Q&A, and now an exclusive UK trailer has been created. We’ll be bringing a review of the full-on action film that reunites Gareth with his Merantau Warrior star Iko Uwais, but as you may have already picked up from us… we are very impressed!
Distributor Momentum have also created a new poster for the UK release, and this one has got us a bit bemused. As has already been noted on twitter feeds, they’ve simply riffed off the US poster, but inexplicably added a few stories to the tower block and helicopters that aren’t even in the film! (wtf?)
Well, anyway, whatever… I guess they must know what they’re doing? Good thing movie posters and covers have never been covered by the trade descriptions act – otherwise a lot of distributors would have been in trouble from the very beginning of film (and there’d be a lot of fantastically bad films from the ‘video nasty’ days that I would never have watched!)