Screen Gems Confirms The Raid Remake

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Rumored back in September, Screen Gems has now confirmed that they’re developing a remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid.

The original film tells 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.

Following a successful debut at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, the Indonesian action film will be getting an English-language version to be produced by XYZ Films, which produced the original film as well.

Evans will executive produce the project, but will not write or direct this new English language film. The fight choreographers of the original film will also be involved with this remake.

Click here to check out the trailer for the original.