Patrick Hughes Says The Raid Remake Will Feature A Clash Of Fighting Styles
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.22.2014
More on his plans to remake the movie...
In an interview with IGN, director Patrick Hughes spoke about his upcoming remake of Gareth Evans' movie The Raid. Here are highlights:
On the original film: "It's a phenomenal action film but unfortunately not enough people went and saw it. So what we're doing with this [remake], it's got a broader landscape to it and revolves around the world of the DEA FAST [Foreign-Deployed Advisory and Support Teams] Teams, which is a really interesting take on it."
On the fighting styles: "Because it's an American take, in terms of the martial arts, you're looking at a clash of cultures and also a clash of fighting styles."
On training the actors: "It's an ensemble piece but we're looking at training [the actors] up. Obviously I can't name names yet but there are certain people that bring a skill set and there are certain people who are about to go into six months of training before we shoot."