The excitement is palpable around these parts with today's announcement that The Raid 2 will be done in time to premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The follow-up to the best action film in decades promises a more fleshed out look into the incredible world that Gareth Evans gave us a glimpse of when The Raid first premiered at TIFF only 27 short months ago. It's time to dive back in and if the teaser is any indication, we are in for a wild ride.
But that wasn't the only announcement out of Park City today (though you'd be excused for thinking so). Following up on the Midnighters/Spotlight/New Frontiers and Competitions/Next announcements last week, the Premieres and Documentary Premieres were fully revealed today. Other exciting films on tap include Michael Winterbottom's reteaming with Coogan and Brydon in The Trip to Italy, David Cross's feature directorial debut Hits, Mike Cahill's Another Earth follow-up I Origins (also with Brit Marling), the latest from Lynn Shelton Laggies, a big cast John le Carré adaptation by Anton Corbijn called A Most Wanted Man, and new films from William H. Macy, Gregg Araki, John Michael McDonagh, and David Wain. Whew!
The Docu Premieres include Alex Gibney's latest Finding Fela, Amir Bar-Lev's Sandusky docu Happy Valley, Whitey Bulger doc WHITEY by Joe Berlinger, and the incredible-sounding Roger Ebert docu by documentarian extraordinaire Steve James, Life Itself.
So, what are you most excited for? (Okay, second most excited for?)