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'The Raid' Gets American Remake

Screen Gems is producing Gareth Evans' intense action-thriller just won the Midnight Madness audience award at the Toronto Film Festival.
The Raid will be remade by Screen Gems
The Raid will be remade by Screen Gems
Screen Gems is in talks for an American remake of Gareth Evans' Indonesian action-thriller The Raid, which won the Toronto Film Festival's Midnight Madness audience award.

Sony Pictures has already secured worldwide distribution rights to The Raid after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Screen Gems is a division of Sony Pictures, which had a right of refusal for a remake with XYZ Films, which produced The Raid.

It is said that director Gareth Evans was offered to direct the remake, although he declined the offer. Gareth Evans is planning on making a sequel to The Raid, which he hopes to shoot in February.

Screen Gems hopes to land a director for this remake in the near future. However, the fighting style dubbed "silat," which makes The Raid so unique, was infused into the original by Gareth Evans. The attempt to duplicate this style could pose as quite a challenge for the remake.

Click Here! to watch the action-packed red band trailer for The Raid, which does not have a release date set at this time.

The Raid: Redemption was released March 23rd, 2012 and stars Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Ray Sahetapy, Tegar Satrya, Iang Darmawan. The film is directed by Gareth Evans.



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Comments (11)

  1. Jurell Douglas-Coleman

    PLEASE STOP MAKING REMAKES OF MOVIES THAT ARE CURRENT IF PEOPLE CANNOT READ THEN TOO BAD!!!! I HATE THAT FOR ONCE GIVE AN ORIGINAL IDEA! JEEZ

    3 years agoby @Jurell-Douglas-ColemanFlag

  2. Andri Ansyah

    I doubt the remake will be better than the original...

    3 years agoby @andri-ansyahFlag

  3. K.Guy

    JEZUS!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  4. m2

    That was fast.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  5. Seawolf63

    Most remakes of any kind frequently irritate me, with few exceptions. I understand, but disagree with the reasoning for Hollywood to want to remake a foreign film, largely in part due to the majority of the American movie going audience's taste. I for one would rather see the original foreign films in wider release. However, because of the fore mentioned majority, that will never happen. As is usually the case, the original outshines the remake. I find this a waste of time and money just to remake the film into English with recognizable actors. We go to movies for entertainment and escapism. Why not absorb some ideas and culture form foreign films as well? How often do we see other countries remake American films for their audiences? It is pointless...

    3 years agoby @seawolf63Flag

  6. Nicholaus XX

    Wow, why don't we just remake every foreign film known to man?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  7. Cripple

    Can't wait to see the original.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  8. HighCaliberINC

    they really offer the remake to the director of the original ?? is that not a little strange ?

    3 years agoby @highcaliberincFlag

  9. skywise

    Without Silat this is going to be ruined. Silat is such a unique fighting style and is so prominant in the film. If they cant do it right they better not do it at all.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. The Boondock Saint

    get someone like luc besson to do it, and it could be great.

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  11. Andri Ansyah

    Salut untuk the Raid,dilm indonesia pertama yang akan diremake hollywood based on action,congratulations!!!

    3 years agoby @andri-ansyahFlag

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