4 items from 2014
Evans himself serves as executive producer and the fight choreographers from the original are also on board to reprise their roles.
The English-language remake tells of a stranded elite DEA Fast Team that must fight their way out of a tenement run by a vicious drug lord.
The Raid 2 recently premiered at Sundance and will open at the end of March. Spc releases the sequel as it did the original. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Only a few years ago, Chris Hemsworth was competing with his brother Liam Hemsworth for the title role in Marvel's adaptation of Thor. Chris clearly won the role of the god of thunder, but Liam received a fine consolation prize with the role of Gale Hawthorne in the Hunger Games franchise. Now they may team up together in a new movie.
According to The Wrap, Patrick Hughes, director of the upcoming The Expendables 3, is set to direct the American remake of the 2011 Indonesian action movie The Raid, released in the U.S. as The Raid: Redemption. Hughes is eying the Hemsworth brothers as the potential leads in what is sure to be a high adrenaline action movie.
The original Raid followed a rookie Swat officer whose unit is sent to liberate a block of slum apartments from the crime lord that lords over the innocent residents. Secretly, the »
- Ryan Gowland
Australian helmer Patrick Hughes, who will see his next film The Expendables 3 hit cinemas this coming August, has been confirmed as the director of the Us remake of the hit Indonesian film The Raid. Hughes, who made waves with his superb film Red Hill a few years back, will tackle the ambitious project next. It will be adapted for the English language by Brad Ingelsby (Out Of The Furnace).
Gareth Edwards’ original gets itself a sequel in the first quarter of 2014. The Raid 2: Berendal is getting rave reviews and is being referred to as ‘the best action film ever made,’ which will guarantee my place in line come opening day at the tail end of next month.
The Raid revolves around a group of elite cops who infultrate a high-rise full of bad guys. It was released in 2011 to huge acclaim, so the fact that it needs a remake is absolutely insane, »
- Paul Heath
Listen, we already know the idea of remaking "The Raid" is terrible, so let's save our energy and skip the routine anger and focus on what we're now learning about the upcoming do-over that was first announced over two years ago. The Wrap reports that the project how has a director in Patrick Hughes, who is behind the camera for the upcoming "The Expendables 3," suggesting producers don't really want artistry in their action. But perhaps more intriguing is the nugget in the trade report that says "the Hemsworth brothers have been mentioned as possible targets for the hard-hitting action movie." The probably means nothing more than some producer thinking about maybe ringing up and seeing if they can get Chris, Liam and (presumably) Luke to star in the thing (or maybe whatever pair they can grab). It'll probably never happen, but hey, it's nice to have dreams. "Out Of »
- Kevin Jagernauth
4 items from 2014
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