One of the greatest action franchises ever is Gareth Edwards’ The Raid. And even though the two films create a masterpiece of fist-fights, people outside of hardcore fans and festival peeps don’t know much about it. Thus, a remake will happen.
Announced after the first Indonesian Raid was acquired by Sony, today TheWrap reports that Screen Gems has hired a director – and has their eyes on their leads.
The Expendables 3‘s Patrick Hughes is in negotiations to direct The Raid remake for Screen Gems and XYZ films. Brad Inglesby (Out of the Furnace) wrote the script.
Casting has yet to begin but the Hemsworth brothers -Liam, Chris and Luke – have been mentioned as possible targets for the hard-hitting action movie!
The original Raid followed an Indonesian S.W.A.T. team tasked with storming a building where a violent gangster and his thugs reign over innocent residents. One young cop has a mission of his own – to rescue his drug-dealing brother from the chaos inside.
XYZ Films will produce with Gareth Huw Evans, who directed The Raid and its ambitious sequel The Raid 2, which hits theaters in March.