A remake of the 2012 Gareth Evans action hit. A mobster and his thugs trap a SWAT team inside a building.
Back in March 2014, it looked like Screen Gems' remake of The Raid was getting back on the right track, with Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) coming aboard to direct, Frank Grillo set to star and Taylor Kitsch being offered a lead role. Production was scheduled to start in September 2014, but that never happened, and now it seems the remake has hit another major stumbling block. The Tracking Board reports that both director Patrick Hughes and distributor Screen Gems have backed away from the remake, leaving XYZ Films as the sole production company.
The original 2012 Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption centered on an elite police force tasked with raiding a 30-story building filled with the most dangerous villains in the city. Star Iko Uwais and director Gareth Edwards reunited for the 2014 sequel The Raid 2. Neither movie made a huge splash at the box office, with The Raid: Redemption earning $4.1 million and The Raid 2 taking in $2.6 million, but, although neither received a wide release, each movie was critically-acclaimed.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
http://movieweb.com/movie/the-raid/ 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.Read More