THE RAID Director Praises The Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Trilogy

THE RAID Director Praises The Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Trilogy

THE RAID Director Praises The Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Trilogy

Gareth Evans, director of The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2: Berandal recently shared high praise for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy from director Keishi Ōtomo, Studio Swan and WB Japan.

The Raid and The Raid 2: Berandal are arguably two of the best martial arts films to emerge in the last decade or so according to many fans of the genre.  So when the director, Gareth Evans, praises the fight choreography of another martial arts film, it's probably a good idea to take notice.  If I can echo Evans' sentiments, calling the live-action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy the best live-action adaptation of shōnen manga to date will probably elcit little to no argument.  Still, it's nice to have validation from Evans as well.

 


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ABOUT THE RAID Welsh director Gareth Evans has directed two films in his planned Indoneisan martial arts saga of The Raid. The first, The Raid: Redemption was released in 2011 and starred Iko Uwais. The U.S. release of the film features music by Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese. A comic book based on The Raid was released in 2012. The Raid 2: Berandal was released in 2014 and continued the journey of Iko Uwais' character, Rama. An American remake of The Raid is in development by Screen Gems and will star Taylor Kitsch and Frank Grillo [the Hemsworth brother,Chris and Liam were first approached]. Evans has previously stated that he will pursue other projects before started on a third film in The Raid saga in 2018 or 2019.

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ABOUT RUROUNI KENSHIN The live-action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy was directed by Keishi Ōtomo and stars Takeru Satoh as Himura Kenshin. It is based on the 1994 manga written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The first film debuted in 2012 and Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the first of a two-part sequel was released on August 1, 2014. The final film in the trilogy, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, was released in Japan on Sept. 13, 2014. The films are produced by Studio Swan and distributed by Warner Bros.

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