Just in case you didn't believe us that a sequel to Martin Scorsese's masterpiece, Raging Bull, was in production, JoBlo has just posted the first official stills from the movie. Taking place in the years before and after the original, Raging Bull II is one of those rare movies that is both a prequel and sequel at the same time. If that doesn't make your blood run cold, then nothing will. 

Unlike Scorsese's version, this one appears to be shot in color. At least the production company has faith in it, though. Just take a look at this excerpt from the press release that desperately tries to sell this movie as something other than a future bomb:

"...although Raging Bull gave us the adult version of Jake LaMotta, it did not provide the rare look into Jake's childhood nor the impact of the after effects of his violent life. Raging Bull II provides this much desired insight into the real-life struggle of a down-and-out pugilist who turns his anger, abusive childhood into a boxing career. Although his brute force turned him into a middleweight champion, it also created challenges in his life."

Raging Bull II will be out some time in 2013. Until then, check out the debut images below.

[via JoBlo]