In 2009, director Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais joined forces for 'Merantau,' which introduced movie fans to the traditional Indonesian martial art silat, along with the most exciting new star to come out of Southeast Asia since Tony Jaa. Now, Evans and Uwais have brought their bone-crunching follow-up 'The Raid' to the Toronto Film Festival, where it took the coveted opening night spot in Midnight Madness, one that's launched the careers of numerous genre directors and stars over the years (including Jaa himself).

We sat down in the AOL/Alliance Films Lounge with Evans, Uwais and fellow 'Raid' star Joe Taslim to talk about what fans can expect from the action-packed martial arts film.