First Red-Band Trailer for Action Explosion ‘The Raid’ Hits the Web

Leave it to folks from Indonesia to put together one of the best action trailers we’ve seen so far this year. That’s exactly what we get with the red band trailer for The Raid, a new action flick from Welsh director Gareth Evans.

The premise is pretty simple, but when it comes to a “nonstop thrill ride” like this one you only need the visuals to get you where you’re going. For those who still need more, here’s the synopsis.

Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it.

But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.

The film stars up-and-coming young Indonesian martial arts star Iko Uwais and should  hit US theaters later this year. Check out the action-packed trailer after the jump.

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