XYZ Films’ remake of The Raid: Redemption appears to be in a little bit of trouble as distributor/production company Screen Gems (and its parent company Sony) has pulled out of the project. If that weren’t bad enough, director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) has also announced his departure.
The remake was set to star both Frank Grillo and Taylor Kitsch, although the latter has left the movie since we announced its postponement.
Based upon Gareth Evans’ 2011 film of the same name, The Raid: Redemption follows an elite SWAT-like team that raids an apartment complex that is holding a powerful and extremely dangerous drug lord. When the team’s cover is blown, they become targets of everyone in the building. The remake is said to take place in the near future, according to Tracking-Board.
Hughes is now set to film The Storm Warning, which tells the tale of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race disaster, which occurred in 1998 and saw six people die and five yachts sink.