Directed by Welshman Gareth Evans, and shot in Indonesia, the film follows the conflict between a SWAT team and a gang of mobsters armed to the teeth and trained in martial arts. And some serious fisticuffs and action sequences ensue. So, Sony Pictures Classics huh? We suppose that because it has subtitles, that's the reason they'll be handling it, but this is an extremely rare genre play for the outfit. That said, when Screen Gems handled the hotly buzzed "Attack The Block" this summer, the results were a bit underwhelming, so perhaps Sony is seeing how the arthouse-heavy shingle will do with a talked-about title that is a hard sell to mainstream audiences who avoid subtitles or foreign accents at the movies.
"The Raid" is getting a brand new score from Linkin Park dude Mike Shinoda and composer Joseph Trapanese, and there are rumblings that this tweaked version will hit Sundance in January. As for when it will roll to a theater near you, there is no firm date yet. But we're just glad it's on the way, because for a moment there, we were worried we'd just be getting the remake.