The Raid Gets American Remake
Sony Pictures has already secured worldwide distribution rights to The Raid after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Screen Gems is a division of Sony Pictures, which had a right of refusal for a remake with XYZ Films, which produced The Raid.
Screen Gems hopes to land a director for this remake in the near future. However, the fighting style dubbed "silat," which makes The Raid so unique, was infused into the original by Gareth Evans. The attempt to duplicate this style could pose as quite a challenge for the remake.