Screen Gems To Remake Actioner The Raid

by Anne Thompson
November 10, 2011 1:00 PM
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The Raid
Screen Gems is planning an English-language remake of Gareth Evans' incredibly violent unrated Indonesian actioner "The Raid," for which Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired U.S. distribution rights at the Cannes Film Festival. The intense martial arts flick about an elite SWAT team trapped under siege in a drug lord's tenement won the Midnight Movie audience award at Toronto.Producer is XYZ Films, which produced the original film. Evans will executive produce. Good news: the fight choreographers are returning to the project. Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper will oversee the remake.

Reviews praised the action sequences. Here are Variety and THR.

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  • esalocanegra | January 21, 2014 6:18 PMReply

    Really, Gareth, don't let them, don't go willingly. Is this the English language movie you're taking a break between 2 and 3 to make -- it is so not necessary. The Raid: Redemption is a masterpiece -- leave it alone.

  • Are subtitles really so intimidating? | November 11, 2011 11:56 AMReply

    Seriously, stop this ridiculous remake bullshit. All this re-processing of ideas from other countries and burying the originals is pathetic and cowardly.

  • omar | November 10, 2011 4:51 PMReply

    the raid is the best action movie will be a classic like the bruce lee movies

  • Benjamin Crossley-Marra | November 10, 2011 1:04 PMReply

    Well that's fresh! Can't wait to double bill that with Spike Lee's Oldboy remake.

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