‘Raid: Redemption’ Sequel ‘Berandal’ Character Art: Meet Hammer Girl

Published 3 years ago by , Updated January 20th, 2014 at 9:09 am,

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The Raid: Redemption was one of our favorite films of the year (read our review), but director Gareth Evans has made it clear that the film is just the opening chapter in a much larger story. The success of The Raid - in both its native Indonesia and here in the States – has already motivated Sony to fund a sequel, Berandal, which basically translates to “Thug” in English.

Today we have a look at one of the new and… colorful characters from the world of Berandal, and she already has us nervous about what to expect from the sure-to-be-violent sequel.

Twitch Film picked up on a Twitpic sent out by Evans himself, which showed off concept art of the new character, ominously named “Hammer Girl.” Fans of The Raid already know that the film was populated with some frightening characters who were usually defined by a nickname (like the brutal “Mad Dog”) or dominating trait (the nightmare-inducing “machete gang”). While Evans hasn’t specified how “Hammer Girl” fits into the story of Barandal, it’s easy to assume that she’s not working for the side of law and order, and that somebody’s brains, at some point, are going to get bashed out:


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 Raid: Redemption Sequel Berandal Character Art: Meet Hammer Girl

The end of The Raid saw brothers Rama (Iko Uwais) and Andi (Donny Alamsyah) standing on polar opposite sides of the law, with rookie Rama having proven himself to be a premiere ass-kicking supercop, while Andi was crowned as the new evil mastermind of a criminal empire. As Evans stated in our interview earlier this year, Berandal will examine, in part, how Andi tries to consolidate his crime syndicate:

We develop a little bit more with the brothers again…I wanted it to be the reality that [Andi] is happy where he is, and he’s good at what he does, and his life is what it is now – and has been for six years…So that’s where we pick up from, the fact that [Andi] has inherited this sort of new crime syndicate. So yeah, it’s going to be fun.

Well, if characters like “Hammer Girl” are going to be part of that “fun,” Berandal should be as thrilling (and bloody) an action movie experience as The Raid was.

Berandal will begin production this fall, with a planned U.S. release date TBD. We’ll keep you updated on the status of the film as production rolls along.

Source: Gareth Evans via Twitch Film

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  1. I just can not wait, I loved the first film, it was an amazing thrill ride, and the best action I have seen in years, as an action movie junky!!

  2. The first film was awesome and would have generated much more at the box office if they didn’t wait so long for it to have a wide release. I remember I kept waiting for it to come to where I live and it took about three weeks to get here after all the major marketing of the movie.

    I have since watched it about 4 times.

  3. the movie is good just like ong bak was. but, i find the fightstyle of both movies totally unrealistic . no normal human can fight one on one in that speed and can fight controlled to hit his human target. i find the fights between bane and batman were more realistic(because so many have complained that the fight scenes are too lame or unrealistic). and it´s just another hype about a so called new fighttechnique, from them styles i have never heard before. that is thumb because fighttechniches like kung-fu,karate,taekwon-do etc. are tradiotional and hundreds of years old. just to mix different fighttechniches is not a new style. that is just moneymaking,it looks good and i see it just as a good fantasy action flick.

    • Wow. You just lost you action-movie fan card.

      I would go on a complete tirade but…ah forget it..

  4. If Hammer Girl is half as brutal and crazy as Mad Dog we are in for a treat.
    I just watched The Raid last night and I absolutely loved it.
    The final battle between Mad Dog and the 2 brothers is IMO the most insane fight sequence I’ve ever seen. I used to rank the straight line fight sequence in Old Boy as my favorite but now it’s second. I was out of breath afterwards. ;)
    I’ve heard some rumblings about the fights being unrealistic but to be honest that confuses me. What were you expecting?? Have you ever seen a fight in real life? It’s usually boring as s**t and both parties are gassed in 2 minutes. This is a action movie. Key word action. I’m not watching and j don’t think other people are for the realism. I’m watching to see bad a** action and crazy fight sequences. And this movie delivered on both 10 fold…
    Bring on Hammer Girl… :)

  5. Raid Redemption is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year and all time great action film. I hope the sequel does it justice if it doesn’t surpass it.

  6. The idea of Hammer Girl looks pretty dumb, but that was I thought on The Raid before it came out. I really hope they’re working out on the story and the acting even harder than the first movie, so it will be a better movie.