Patrick Hughes, the director behind the Australian thriller Red Hill and the upcoming action ensemble sequel The Expendables 3, is, according to TheWrap, negotiating to helm The Raid, a big screen English language remake of Gareth Evans’ 2011 martial arts hit.
Brad Ingelsby, the screenwriter behind Out of the Furnace, is providing the screenplay, which will again tell the story of an elite SWAT team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a notorious drug lord, his two highly violent martial arts killers, and a personal militia armed with machetes and machine guns. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the SWAT unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.
Evans, whose sequel, The Raid 2: Berandal, hits theaters domestically March 28, will produce the remake alongside XYZ Films.
You can check out stills from the original The Raid (released domestically as The Raid: Redemption) in the gallery viewer below: