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Hemsworth Brothers Sought For 'The Raid' Remake As 'The Expendables 3' Helmer Signs Up To Direct

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 20, 2014 6:49 PM
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Listen, we already know the idea of remaking "The Raid" is terrible, so let's save our energy and skip the routine anger and focus on what we're now learning about the upcoming do-over that was first announced over two years ago.

The Wrap reports that the project how has a director in Patrick Hughes, who is behind the camera for the upcoming "The Expendables 3," suggesting producers don't really want artistry in their action. But perhaps more intriguing is the nugget in the trade report that says "the Hemsworth brothers have been mentioned as possible targets for the hard-hitting action movie." The probably means nothing more than some producer thinking about maybe ringing up and seeing if they can get Chris, Liam and (presumably) Luke to star in the thing (or maybe whatever pair they can grab). It'll probably never happen, but hey, it's nice to have dreams.

"Out Of The Furnance" scribe Brad Ingelsby penned the script so maybe this version— which is said to follow a similar storyline to the original—will have lots of growly men and Pearl Jam songs. Guess we'll find out soon enough.

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  • B | March 10, 2014 1:00 AMReply

    Why does the raid need to be remade ? its the perfect the way it is. Hollywoods always tampering with and destroying good Asian movies because of their lack of creativity. and really ? the hemsworth brothers in a raid remake ? Hollywoods really sunk low. they lack originaility and creativity, Hollywood should just die already. This remake is going to suck ass, can see it from far away. These guys don't know martial arts, they cant express the violence and action the way they did in the original Raid because of their shitty ratings system, having gareth evans on board for the remake doesn't mean its going to be good, I still cant get over it, really ? the hemsworth brothers ? This is when you know Hollywood is really dieng and desperate. their movies suck so they go after foreign movies to remake them when they don't need to be remade. They are just like their government. their governments always tampering and playing with the things that don't need it, and Hollywood takes after them with the same bullshit. Hollywood stop REMAKING Asian movies, they don't need your shitty boring talentless remakes. The originals will ALWAYS be better, and if your going to remake martial arts movies atleast cast actors that KNOW martial arts, not some actors that learn few moves and called themselves martial artists, you people amuse me with your talentless unoriginal uncreative selves Hollywood.

  • Brian | February 22, 2014 2:52 AMReply

    The Raid shouldn't be remade. Just leave it alone. Didn't they learn from Oldboy? You can't americanize asian cult classics. Just leave them alone...

  • B | March 10, 2014 1:00 AM

    Hollywood just flat out sucks, their dieng slowly. Their desperate and trying to cling on because they make such shitty untalented lazy movies. Everything I think on this topic is in my comment above.

  • Emi_ | February 21, 2014 3:13 AMReply

    Just Stop with your bullshit about Pearl Jam. If you're not able to appreciate their music, keep it for yourself. I just can't help anymore seing you catching the slightest opportunity to slash this gigantic band. This website is about movies, if you want to write about music, there are other places for that. And the use of the mythic song Release is just perfect in Out of The Furnace, and not Furnance by the way, re-read your articles. In the name of every PJ fans. Emilie, from France.

  • Derp | February 21, 2014 2:37 AMReply

    "Listen, we already know the idea of remaking "The Raid" so let's save our energy and skip the routine anger and focusing on what we're now learning about the upcoming do-over that was first announced over two years ago."

    Please just work a little bit harder on your articles. This is the main part of your site! I've been reading you daily since 2009. Kevin Jagernauth, please stop writing articles where the premise is "oh, well everyone else is in an uproar about this but we're above that because we already saw it coming. So just grow up you dumb nerds and dumb other web pages and dumb old 50 years of comics!" Please stop writing articles that slap down the very people that read these articles. It feels like the site is getting worse and worse every few months. I don't know what's going on but just look at the playlist archives. You were easily the best film news site on the web. Now you've lost the humor, the longer articles that had room to breathe, and the sheer love for film that bled its way into even the silliest and most lightweight articles. It felt like a blog created out of pure love that was staffed by smart, funny, weird and skilled writers. I miss that. What happened? Thank you for all of your hard work. Maybe I'm just missing the point of all of this. Thanks for reading this.

  • Agent's Assistant | February 21, 2014 6:37 AM

    Derp, eventually, every "movie critic" in the world, particularly those of the interweb ilk, will reveal their true color: they are bitter, angry people, frustrated that the world (and Hollywood) can't recognize their pure creative genius.

  • George | February 20, 2014 8:54 PMReply

    It is too bad only one of them seems to have any sort of personality, charisma, or acting ability.

  • B | March 10, 2014 1:06 AM

    Hollywood actors who learn few choreographed moves for a movie and call themselves martial artists really amuse me. Hollywood always has and always will suck at making martial arts movies wether its a remake or not. The only good HW martial arts movie is Scott Adkins movies, he knows his stuff and hes a martial artist first and actor second, so much respect to him. Martial arts movies is not a thing for Hollywood they should just leave it alone, its not their expertist otherwise to make this genre of movies because they suck at it and its been proven time and time again.

  • B | March 10, 2014 1:04 AM

    Its a martial arts movie, they want to remake it the least they should do is cast actors that KNOW martial arts, not some popular faces that know shit all about martial arts. Hollywoods really sunk more low they should just do us a favor and die already and take their shitty untalented lazy movies with them. They remake movies now because they lack originality and creativity now, Hollywood is a joke and anyone that wants to be in that industry is a joke.

  • Emperor Zerg Rush | February 21, 2014 2:11 PM

    Sorry Soren, I guess "a funny" can't be as good as going "And Hemsworth is talented" on an article where it talks about all three.

  • Soren | February 21, 2014 2:34 AM

    @Emperor - Nice attempt at a funny, but it falls flat. And Hemsworth is talented.

  • Emperor Zerg Rush | February 21, 2014 12:38 AM

    Hey, Chris Hemsworth's hair has always had aspirations of making it big but it has to drag around the rest of him to do it!

  • Fergus | February 20, 2014 8:21 PMReply

    You idiots obviously haven't seen Red Hill, Patrick Hughes feature debut. Nor have you seen Expendables 3. He is not only a masterful craftsman who can portray tension very well. He also has style and works well with actors. Maybe you jerks should champion Carlos Reygadas to do The Raid remake, since you love him so much.

  • Dena Lunham | February 21, 2014 11:26 PM

    @Marko hahahahaha you actually made me laugh out loud, thank you!

  • Marko | February 20, 2014 11:20 PM

    Nah. Obviously The Raid remake should be handled by Lena Dunham.

  • thislalife | February 20, 2014 8:09 PMReply

    I'm not tripping over the director. Movie is about as simple as it gets. Fight, go upstairs, fight some more. As long as they keep the lightbulb death I'm good

  • NewYorker | February 20, 2014 7:23 PMReply

    would love to see Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth & Luke Hemsworth do a film together, you never see the whole siblings doing a film together, always wanted to see a film that features all of the wayan siblings or a film that features all the baldwin bros

  • Knut Barnes | February 20, 2014 7:15 PMReply

    Best. Idea. Ever.

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