Gareth Evans’ The Raid made a monumental wave when it hit the festival scene in 2012 and set the tone for action films a decade later. The Raid’s sequel–aptly titled The Raid 2–raised that bar and set the stage for movies such as the John Wick franchise. Deadline is reporting that a remake is in the works with action movie icon Michael Bay producing and Patrick Hughes set to direct.
Hughes, most notable for his directing of The Hitman’s Bodyguard and its sequel, will co-write the script with James Beaufort who fans might know as James Maclurcan from Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive.
The original Raid, written and directed by Evans, was about an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team that becomes trapped in a high-rise slum run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers. This new version will be set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested Badlands with an elite undercover DEA task force climbing a ladder of cartel informants to catch a drug kingpin.
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Author: Lan Pitts