Michael Bay To Produce Remake Of Indonesian Action Thriller The Raid For Netflix
Patrick Hughes, the director of 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' will be at the helm.
Michael Bay is set to produce the remake of the Indonesian action thriller The Raid for Netflix.
The 56-year-old Bad Boys director and Gareth Evans, who wrote and directed the 2011 film, will serve as executive producers while The Hitman's Bodyguard helmer Patrick Hughes will be directing.
A verified Netflix account confirmed the news on Twitter: "A reimagining of Gareth Evans’ THE RAID is coming to Netflix. From writer/director Patrick Hughes & producer Michael Bay, the film is set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’, where an undercover DEA task force climbs a ladder of cartel informants to catch a kingpin."
The remake will be "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", according to reports by Deadline.
A remake of the award-winning film was first announced in 2017 with Frank Grillo set to star and Joe Carnahan (Narc) tapped as writer and director, but it is unclear whether the two projects are related.
At the time, Carnahan told Deadline: "I am extremely excited about Frank and I boarding this property and hopefully doing something fresh and inventive with it. The original is masterful, so we’ve given ourselves a pretty big mountain to summit. But I have great faith in the story and approach to the material that we’ve taken."
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