A planned remake of The Raid from director Joe Carnahan has recently morphed into a different project entirely, but another new take on the Indonesian fight film has now sprung up.
Deadline reports that Michael Bay is on board to produce an American remake of The Raid for Netflix, with original director Gareth Evans also involved as executive producer.
Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) is directing, and he’ll also be co-writing the script with James Beaufort.
Deadline reminds, “The original film was written and directed by Evans and followed an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.” The 2011 movie received an Evans-directed sequel in 2014.
The site adds, “This version is set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’, an elite undercover DEA task force climb a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin.”
“We’re incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film. It’s a distinctly original take on the material, which promises to pay great respect to the original film while also bringing a fresh approach and perspective that will set its own course in the action genre,” the producers said in a statement shared by Deadline tonight.
You can watch the trailer for the original 2011 movie below.