New image from The Raid 2: Berandal brings the action

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Ahead of the second trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal , which debuts online later today, a new image from the bruising sequel has landed online.

In keeping with the first film’s love of ball-busting battles, it’s a full-on action shot showing off an outdoor fight scene – replete with soggy tarpaulin.

Considering one of the guys is wearing a T-shirt with The Raid splashed all over it, we're going to assume this is actually a behind-the-scenes image.

Set in the aftermath of Gareth Evans' The Raid (opens in new tab) , the sequel again follows Officer Rama (Iko Uwais), who’s forced to fight once more – this time for an anti-corruption task force.

His motivation? Protecting his wife and kid, which involves getting close to a mob boss with ties to the Jakarta Police Department.

The Raid 2: Berandal opens in the UK later this year. We’ll be checking it out when it debuts at the Sundance Film Festival this week – look out for our first reaction mini-review.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.