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‘THE RAID’ REMAKE: Joe Carnahan! Frank Grillo!

XYZ, who is behind so many awesome indie genre films, as well as Gareth Evans’ 2011 The Raid: Redemption, just revealed that the remake is back in development. A remake? But remakes are bad! No, not this one…

Evans is backing and producing said remake with Joe Carnahan directing and Frank Grillo starring!

Grillo is quickly becoming our modern action hero, having starred in Captain America, as well as the past two Purge sequels. He’s as badass as they come, and will roundhouse the living shit out of whomever they place in front of him.

What about that Carnahan guy? He only directed Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team and mother fucking The Grey, starring Liam Neeson. He’s an action guru who’s going to lead Grillo up several flights of misery.

Evans also directed the excellent The Raid sequel, and is developing a third. This is going to be a global franchise.




  • dsxy

    Why remake a perfect action film, if someone is too fucking stupid to follow a subtitled film, they should miss out.

    • Bryano

      Aren’t they dubbed too? I’ve never bothered to check, but if you don’t want subtitles, most foreign movies are dubbed. Both of The Raid movies are worth is. Also, is it just me or is The Raid 2 one of the best sequels of all time?

      • Munchie

        The Raid 2 is one of the best sequels of all time.

        • Jeff Rouble


  • thornvald80

    why? i just dont get it…original is great and still not that old, nope, i just dont get it…

  • Richter Belmont

    Unnecessary remake even though Frank Grillo is cool.

    The Raid and The Raid: Redemption are two of the best action films made in the past ten years. All practical stunts and not CGI stunts seen in superhero films. Actual people who risk their lives for entertainment. Why would anyone want to miss out on the original films because they don’t want to read subtitles? It’s not hard.

  • Darren Kerr

    Why Why Why Why Why Why WHY?

    • Maxime C

      Cause americans need to see their own American face to enjoy a movie apparently.

      • Darren Kerr

        I can imagine them in a boardroom “Yeah…love the movie. But do you know what would make it better? Not having to read at the same time”.
        Not a fucking chance will it be anywhere close to the original.


  • We do not need a remake and let’s be honest…the action is going to be crap. They will boast that they will try to maintain the authenticity of the original movie, hire a gazillion stunt men etc…..and what you will get is something in the lines of “Assassin’s creed”. Average.

  • Golic

    I’m totally on board with this.

  • Munchie

    Pointless. I’ll just continue enjoying the inevitably superior original.

  • mazerbo

    The way I personally see it is, since there is no point in doing an actual “remake” (because there is also the factor that the original setting was almost identical to Dredd) it would be an excellent move if Joe Carnahan just incorporates the action formula (which in itself won’t be an easy task, nonetheless) into the American version with an original story, have Gareth Evens make the 3rd in the original trilogy, and if both go well, make another one in which both routes meld into (the 5th) one. If they can pull this off, we won’t have an unnecessary remake but just an amazing series of 5 movies.

  • Jeff Rouble

    All I have to say is good luck Joe. You have a really high bar to reach. And honestly, one that I think can’t be reached. Except by Garth Evans of course. Raid and Raid 2 are glorious movies!

    • SugarShane333

      Did you miss where Gareth Evans is producing this? He’s not gonna put out some trash just for the sake of it.

      • Jeff Rouble

        Apparently I did miss that! Ok. Now my interest has gone up…a bit. Still think it doesn’t need to be done.

      • dsxy

        For a load of money he will.

  • J Jett

    THE RAID is indeed a really good movie but i’m optimistic about this Grillo “reimagining”. according to Carnahan’s tweets he said…

    “t’s not a remake. It’s a reimagining of the same scenario.
    Everybody take a deep breath.”

    as well as….

    “You can’t remake The Raid, guys. It’s a fantastic film. So, ask
    yourselves why would we be doing it, unless we had something really

    Grillo makes any movie/show he’s in good (oftentimes even great!). i think this new movie could be a worthy remake/reimagining.

    • Matt

      I totally agree J. This sounds like it could be interesting. People seem to be overlooking the fact that Evans is going to produce the film. I have faith that he will not let this turn into a shit-fest. As for Grillo, I like him more and more with each new project. Though I didn’t like ‘Election Year’, he definitely made the movie watchable.

  • DarkSlayerSigma

    Noooooo The movie still fresh! Damn ¬¬

  • Derek Matthew Shipley

    Lmao.. what do you even need to read? It’s a Ballet of violence (To grip a Joe Rogan quote). We aren’t talking shakespeare here. The talking is done with fists.

  • Maxime C

    Urgh. I don’t know how anyone who saw The Raid can be excited about this.

    • Golic

      I saw The Raid, thought it was over hyped af

  • Alanmac

    I’m usually all for remakes but this one is SUCH a bad idea. I just don’t see how the original can be improved upon in any way, shape or form. Now the second? I didn’t like it at all.

  • If only american adult literacy rates were higher this movie wouldn’t be remade.

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    I’d rather see Gareth Evans work on The Raid 3. This is a waste of his time.

  • Blood Boil

    “Re-imagining”, “tribute”, “homage”, “re-thinking”, etc. not matter what fancy terms and distractors people keep coming up with, we all know it is a re-make. If you have to include “but remakes are bad” in this article, they must be pretty unpopular with the majority true horror fans (well in this case hyper-violent, action films), as you can see from every comment section involving a remake. I can’t wait until this ship sails.

  • I don’t why they always need to remake movies , the original one is pretty good. Even if they claim it’s not simply a remake it’s re-thinking …etc I don’t see the point.

  • sweetooth0

    I have only one thing to say about this remake. No.

  • diapers

    Loved the original, and I’ll play devils advocate… I don’t mind if it gets remade! More crazy action equals more crazy action.

  • Geno1987

    How much you want to be they’ll just get Liam Neeson for the remake.

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