The Raid 2 and The Voices Added to Sundance

Jason McDonald

Last week we told you about all the great horror films that were making their way to Sundance Film Festival 2014.  Now the festival has announced quite a few more films which will be making their world premiere come January.  However, among all the fascinating dramas and comedies they have lined-up, there are two that standout as being noteworthy to us.

The first of which is “The Voices”, a dark and strangely intriguing film from director Marjane Satrapi (“Persepolis”) and writer Michael R. Perry whose extensive writing career includes “Paranormal Activity 2”, “Millennium”, “Dead Zone”, and “The River”. Check out the synopsis below and an image at the bottom of the page.

The Voices / U.S.A., Germany (Director: Marjane Satrapi, Screenwriter: Michael R. Perry) — This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver.

The second film is a sequel to the hit action film “The Raid” which pretty much rocked everyone’s face when it was released earlier this year.  “The Raid 2” will also be making it’s world premiere at Sundance which runs from January 16th to the 26th.  Be sure to visit the official Sundance site for more information.  In the meantime, check out the synopsis for “The Raid 2” below along with a teaser image.

The Raid 2 / Indonesia (Director and screenwriter: Gareth Evans) — Picking up where the first film left off, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and expose the corruption in his own police force. Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad.

Now prepare yourself for dual-wielding hammer fighting action!

The Raid 2

And here’s an image of Ryan Reynolds in “The Voices”.  See if you can spot the decapitated head.

The Voices


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