The Raid

(2014)

A remake of the 2012 Gareth Evans action hit. A mobster and his thugs trap a SWAT team inside a building.

Taylor Kitsch Offered the Lead in ‘The Raid’ Remake

Taylor Kitsch Offered the Lead in ‘The Raid’ Remake

While actor Taylor Kitsch is still trying to lock down a role in Season 2 of HBO's True Detective, the actor has been offered the lead role in Screen Gems' The Raid remake.

Some sources have revealed that the actor is currently in negotiations for The Raid lead, while another unidentified insider claims that the actor and studio are far apart, regarding the financial terms of the deal. No character details were revealed at this time. It's possible that Taylor Kitsch may be able to take on both True Detective and The Raid roles, since production on True Detective is scheduled to end in January, right when The Raid is slated to begin.

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‘The Raid’ Remake Adds ‘Captain America 2’ Star Frank Grillo

‘The Raid’ Remake Adds ‘Captain America 2’ Star Frank Grillo

We reported last month that production was set to begin in September, but the production was delayed shortly thereafter due to casting. Frank Grillo confirmed that shooting is set to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

Both Chris Hemsworth and his brother Liam Hemsworth were rumored to be in contention for roles in the remake, but they were not among the names included on a new short list that surfaced last month, which included Frank Grillo, Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie and Ethan Hawke.

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‘The Raid’ Remake Begins Shooting This September

‘The Raid’ Remake Begins Shooting This September

Nearly three years after it was first announced in November 2011, production will begin on Screen Gems' The Raid remake this September, according to a report from Deadline.

Patrick Hughes, who is currently at the Cannes Film Festival promoting this summer's The Expendables 3, is directing from a screenplay by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace, Run All Night), although no cast members have been confirmed at this time. There has been a rumor that Screen Gems is eyeing brothers Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth for unspecified roles, although that has not been confirmed.

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‘The Raid’ Remake Confirms ‘The Expendables 3’ Director Patrick Hughes

‘The Raid’ Remake Confirms ‘The Expendables 3’ Director Patrick Hughes

Just weeks after we reported that The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes is in talks to direct The Raid, the filmmaker has been confirmed to take the helm of this English-language remake.

Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace, Run All Night) is writing the screenplay, based on Gareth Evans' 2012 action epic The Raid: Redemption. The original, which starred Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim, followed a group of Jakarta cops who stage a raid on a 30-story building filled with deadly criminals.

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‘The Raid’ Remake Gets ‘The Expendables 3’ Director

‘The Raid’ Remake Gets ‘The Expendables 3’ Director

The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes has signed on to direct Screen Gems' The Raid remake, which is being written by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace, Run All Night).

We first reported on the project back in November 2011, after director Gareth Evans' original movie The Raid: Redemption debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Raid: Redemption starred Iko Uwais as Rama, an Indonesian cop who is part of a massive raid on a 30-story building that houses the area's most violent criminals and killers. The remake is expected to have a similar story line, although it isn't known where the movie may be set.

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‘The Raid’ Remake Gets Writer Brad Ingelsby

Gareth Evans' The Raid hasn't yet opened, and Sony Screen Gems has already snapped up sequel rights in the U.S. for Berandal, and they are moving forward on their own U.S. remake.

Hoping to get this English language version of the story, which follows a S.W.A.T. team trying to infiltrate the apartment building of a mobster, into theaters by 2014, they've attached a writer this weekend named Brad Ingelsby.

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‘The Raid’ Sequel Goes to Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures has purchased U.S. rights for the sequel to the Indonesian action movie, The Raid tentatively titled Berandal. The original had its U.S. premiere at the Sundance film festival and took home the Midnight Madness Award.

The Raid follows an elite SWAT team tasked with raiding an impenetrable safe house deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums. As the mission quickly falls apart, the squad finds themselves stranded in the building and left with no choice but to complete the mission by fighting their way out.

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‘The Raid’ Remake Coming from Screen Gems

Back in September, we reported Screen Gems may remake The Raid, after its explosive debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Today it has been confirmed that an English-language remake of The Raid is happening.

Gareth Evans, who wrote and directed The Raid, is executive producing the remake, although he will not return to write or direct. Our report from September revealed Gareth Evans plans to shoot a sequel to The Raid in February.

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