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‘The Raid’ Remake Delayed Until 2015

Variety is reporting that Sony Screen Gems has delayed production on their remake of the Indonesian masterpiece The Raid, which saw its sequel hit theaters this past spring.

Sources close to the production tell Variety that plans to begin shooting the action pic in September have been pushed back and pre-production has been halted. Insiders add that the film isn’t being put into turnaround (this is good news) and that the plan is to still shoot in the first quarter of 2015.

The film was getting close to a greenlight as execs were zeroing on an ensemble with sources indicating that Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and Ethan Hawke were frontrunners for roles. However, other insiders said no casting decisions had been made and no offers were sent out. It’s possible that one reason for the delay is that producers are seeking a bigger name.

Patrick Hughes is still on board to direct about an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team that raids a building where a gangster and his thugs are embedded and chaos ensues.

Brad Ingelsby penned the script. XYZ Films is producing the pic.

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  • FromHeroesToDust

    I’m normally not against remakes, but this remake SHOULDN’T BE HAPPENING. The Raid: Redemption was so perfect (as was Raid 2). This is the first remake I’m completely skipping.

  • diapers

    Maybe it will get delayed for all eternity! Totally unnecessary remake. Why not sink some coin into a new Dredd film instead?

  • There is absolutely no need to remake this. Why remake perfection?! I refuse to watch this garbage. Leave The Raid alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Raid and The Raid 2 are two of the most brilliant, stylized action films I’ve ever seen in my life and we have ways to gain access to these films already, so this is completely unnecessary. Move on to something else. I normally catch remakes whenever they come out, and am a fan of more than a handful…. but this is one I will boycott until the end of time.

  • Trioxin83

    This is going to turn to utter garbage just like the remake of Oldboy did

  • Future FAIL!!!

  • They don’t need to remake this movie. It’s one of the best action movies ever, and to try and remake it, is just plain stupid. Look how the remake of Oldboy turned out.

  • Sarigar

    I have an idea: don’t remake it. The Raid and The Raid 2 are both superb movies that do not need to be re-imagined or re-interpreted.

  • ThunderDragoon

    This movie is perfect. There’s absolutely no reason to remake it.

  • Walter Whities

    its unbelievable just thinking of what the actors put their bodies through and how the director captured it perfectly. amazing action in both and a good story in the second. there’s nothing that the remake can offer that raid fans haven’t already seen and loved

  • LuJr81

    What Hollywood doesn’t and will never get is that what makes the Raid and Raid 2 amazing is how Gareth Evans shoots and choreographs these great martial arts sequences with the help of great martial artists. Having regular hollywood actors as the ones mentioned in this article to star in the film will not even come close to what Iko, Gareth and Co. have made. They’re not martial artists, they are actors who use stunt doubles and will never capture the realism of martial arts that is displayed in the original films. And please don’t throw Scott Adkins name at me, hes just not as good as Iko Uwais, Tony Jaa, Donnie Yen. I know the latters weren’t in The Raid’s but just tryin to make my point lol. Please Hollywood avoid the humiliation of trying to remake something u just can’t and move on.

  • I can’t fathom why they feel any need to remake what is already a perfectly exciting and violently wonderful film.

  • Erik

    Someone should have raided the budget for the remake and put it towards an ad campaign for The Raid 2 instead. God knows it could have used some marketing before its theatrical release.

  • Evan3

    For the sake of everyone, may this never come to pass..

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