<strong><em>The Raid</em></strong> 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.

The story should remain intact, but it is unclear if this U.S. remake will be as brazen and as violent as Gareth Evans' original. Though audiences won't see it until March 23rd, it has already gained a strong reputation as the best action film of the year, and some are calling it "one big glorious two hour action sequence." Coming from Screen Gems means the forthcoming remake of The Raid will be toned down for a PG-13 audience. As the original is getting a proper release across the states, this shouldn't rile the genre community too much.