‘Expendables 3’ Director Boards ‘The Raid’ Remake

Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes is in negotiations to direct

Screen Gems has set “The Expendables 3” helmer Patrick Hughes to direct a remake of the Gareth Evans cult actioner “The Raid.”

In the original, an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team raids a building where a gangster and his thugs are embedded and chaos ensues. The remake will have a similar storyline.

Brad Ingelsby penned the script. XYZ Films is producing the pic.

Screen Gems is hoping the buzz behind the original and its sequel, which will bow in the states on March 28, will result in fans coming back for the remake.

While the film may not have the same martial art fighting styles included in this film, Hughes’ background with heavy action should  should satisfy both fans of the originals and auds not familiar with the original films.

Hughes (pictured) is currently in post on Lionsgate’s “The Expendables 3.” He is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

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  1. B says:

    hollywoods plan to make up for their lack of originality and creaitivty now is to “remake” other movies they probably wont even give as much credit to the movie when its done. When they made the departed, they tried to pawn it off as their own idea, they barely gave any credit to the original hong kong version, infernal affairs. Hollywood is cheap garbage industry full of untalented crooks.

  2. B says:

    Hollywood should just die already they don’t have anymore original ideas, theyre done and over with. They’re just remakeing every damn movie they come across, they hope to get the same hype as the first raid movie ? good luck Hollywood. Their actors cant even fight for shit in their attempt at martial arts movies. They just learn few moves and call themselves martial artists. This is a terrible idea and its going to suck so bad. Why would gareth evans give them permission for a remake ? its stupid. its going to ruin the original if its worse than bad. Stupid Hollywood industry they lost all their creativity and originality they should just end the industry and stop supplying us with shitty movies.

  3. El Wilfred says:

    What an unnecessary movie, terrible idea

  4. Jess Castro says:

    This sounds like a fucking terrible idea, “lets remake a martial arts movie, where the brutal martial arts sequences are what made it great…but with no martial arts” ….they did this already,it was called Dredd 3D( it was also good).

  5. As a martial arts film fan I am not going to want to watch a remake of The Raid that does not have any martial arts in it.

  6. Pipps says:

    They are remaking a 2011 film?! This is getting ridiculous.

    • Riley says:

      What’s even more ridiculous is that the sequel to the 2011 movie is not even out yet. It premiered in Sundance last month. So they greenlit the remake before the release of the sequel. Now THAT is ridiculous. And a remake to The Raid without martial arts is Dredd but with more people. Hollywood is a desperate town.

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