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Evans: Raid 3 is prequel to Raid 2

Published 19/04/2014 | 00:52

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Gareth Evans directed The Raid 2, starring Iko Uwais

The Raid filmmaker Gareth Evans has revealed he wants to take a break before starting the third movie in the franchise.

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The Welsh director, who wrote and took the reins on the first two instalments, admitted he already has an idea for the final instalment of the action-packed martial arts trilogy but would like to do something different first.

"Hopefully in about two or three years, we will have that ready. I don't want to do it straight away, I want to take a break from martial arts for a little bit and try something else," he said.

The first film, which stars Indonesian silat star Iko Uwais as undercover cop Rama, was a cult hit when it was released in 2012, with the sequel, which sees the actor reprising his role, in cinemas now.

Gareth - who wrote, edited and directed the Raid films - said The Raid 3 will be a prequel to the second film.

"The third one will be slightly different from the first two - very different actually. The idea is that part two started one or two hours after The Raid finished so it's a continuation of the story," he explained.

"The Raid 3 will start one or two hours before The Raid 2 finishes, so we go back in time a little bit and branch off. So it'll be something different but interesting."

:: The Raid 2 is in cinemas now.

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