The Remake Of The Raid Has Been Delayed
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.28.2014
Variety reports that Screen Gems' remake of The Raid has been delayed until 2015. The film was originally set to begin shooting in September. However, it's not being put into turnaround and will start in the first quarter of next year.
It was close to a greenlight as studio executives had considered Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and Ethan Hawke for the cast. However no offers were sent out and no decisions were made. Producers may be looking for a bigger name, which would be a reason for the delay. Patrick Hughes is still set to direct from a script by Brad Ingelsby. XYZ Films will produce.
The original 2011 film followed an Indonesian SWAT team that raids a building where a gangster and his group are holed up. The remake will have a similar storyline.