Thursday February 20, 2020

Arts Interview: Action man

Director Gareth Evans ran out of time when editing The Raid, but that hasn't stopped the martial arts thriller winning rave reviews from critics, writes Susan Morrell.

12th May, 2012
Gareth Evans: already thinking of 'new and inventive ways we can get Iko to beat people up'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

It's hard to imagine a more stressful situation for a filmmaker than being stuck, with less than a week to go until your film's debut, in the dark of an editing suite, with the clock ticking. For Gareth Evans, this was his reality last year, as he struggled to put the finishing touches to his film The Raid - the second of the Indonesia-based filmmaker's fast and furious martial arts features - while organisers at...

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