THE RAID: REDEMPTION director Gareth Evans

Photo: Mike McNamara with Gareth Evans, director of “The Raid: Redemption"

One ruthless crime lord, 20 elite cops, 30 floors of hell. It’s the perfect equation for one of the most highly anticipated action films of the year, THE RAID: REDEMPTION. With this ass-kicking thriller heading into theaters this weekend, writer-director Gareth Evans stopped by to sit down with our Mike McNamara. Mac is dying to know how a teddy bear of a Welshman wound up directing an Indonesian cast chock full of some of the most impressive martial artists on the planet. Mac also asks Gareth the all-important question... what goes into creating the perfect action movie “death?” And believe us, THE RAID: REDEMPTION has plenty of ‘em.

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