Michael Bay to produce ‘The Raid’ remake for Netflix


Hollywood directors Michael Bay and Patrick Hughes have been tapped for a remake of Gareth Evans’ acclaimed Indonesian action movie, The Raid, for Netflix.

Per a Deadline report, Bay and American production house XYZ Studios will produce, while Hughes directs the rework of Evans’ acclaimed 2011 film. Hughes will also co-write the script with James Beaufort.

Gareth Evans, who directed and wrote the original film, will be involved in Netflix’s remake, this time serving as an executive producer.

While the original film was set in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and featured a predominantly Indonesian cast and crew, the upcoming remake will be set “in Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’”, Netflix revealed on Twitter, “where an undercover DEA task force climbs a ladder of cartel informants to catch a kingpin”.

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.

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) January 10, 2022

The original 2011 film stars Iko Uwais as its lead protagonist rookie SWAT operative who, along with his team, has to battle their way up numerous levels in a locked-down apartment complex overrun by a drug lord.

The Raid received international acclaim upon its release, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film received a sequel in the form of 2014’s The Raid 2.

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,” the film’s producers said, per Deadline.

Another remake of The Raid was initially announced in 2017, with Frank Grillo set to star and Joe Carnahan tapped as writer and director. It is currently unclear if Grillo and Carnahan will be involved in Bay and Hughes’ rework.

Hughes is best known for directing films such as The Expendables 3, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Michael Bay, on the other hand, is famed for helming Bad Boys, Armageddon, the Transformers franchise and Netflix’s 6 Underground.

You can view the original article HERE.

Family Awarded $5 Mil After Country Club Home Repeatedly Pelted W/ Golf Balls
Dwayne Johnson Takes Over Vegas with Surprise Madame Tussauds Fan Visit
What Is Harry Styles’s Sexuality?
Betty White’s Los Angeles Home Up For Sale
Ebertfest 2022 Recap: A Golden Homecoming | Festivals & Awards
No Escape From Twisted Mind Games
Justin Lin Steps Down as Fast X Director Over ‘Creative Differences’
Breaking Down Walls: Cinema Femme Short Film Festival Seeks Gender Equality through Mentorship | Festivals & Awards
Benefits announce 2022 UK tour
Travis Scott commits to first performance post-Astroworld tragedy – Music News
‘GTA 5’ fixes long loading screens and other bugs for console versions
Doja Cat’s Vegas to lead Elvis movie soundtrack – Music News
Broncos bring back RB Gordon on 1-year contract
MLB detailed Yanks’ illicit technology use in letter
Tips To Increase Your Motivation
Tips For Navigating A Midlife Crisis
Chicago Fire: Jesse Spencer to Return for Season Finale!
Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Teller & More Talk The Offer
‘Critics Absolutely Serve No Purpose’
Mayans M.C. Season 4 Episode 3 Review: Self Portrait In Blue Bathroom
OOKIOH Swimsuits Review With Photos
Kiernan Shipka’s Valentino Platform Shoes in Venice | Photos
Kit Undergarments x ThirdLove Bras and Underwear
Rowan Birthstone Earring Review | POPSUGAR Fashion