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In what is becoming an increasingly unpopular trend in Hollywood, filmmakers are rebooting acclaimed and/or beloved action movies from around the world. The latest one looks to be an American remake of The Raid from Joe Carnahan and Crossbones himself, Frank Grillo.

Narc and The A-Team’s Joe Carnahan is set to direct, while Frank Grillo will star in the remake, replacing Star Wars: The Force AwakensIko Uwais as a SWAT team member trapped in a tenement building, who has to fight through waves of baddies to get to the top. The dazzling 2011 Indonesian movie The Raid wasn’t really missing much. It was concise, lean and showcased some of the most stupendous fight choreography of the last decade.

The filmmaker and actor Frank Grillo on Wednesday shared an Instagram video announcing the project, which would re-imagine the groundbreaking 2011 Indonesian martial-arts film:

#WarParty. #XYZ. @carnojoe @ghuwevans When the right people join forces magic can happen. #THERAID

A post shared by Frank Grillo (@frankgrillo1) on

Why remake it then? Aside from the obvious financial reasons such as taking a proven property and reinterpreting it for a larger market such as the US box-office, there seems to be a bit of passion behind the remake, too. Carnahan himself posted a series of tweets elaborating on his intentions for what he is calling a “re-imaging” and not a remake of The Raid.

Take a look at those below:

the-raid-grillo-carnahan-twitter-1 the-raid-grillo-carnahan-twitter-2

Written and directed by Gareth Evans, The Raid won the Midnight Madness audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, then went on to make $4 million at the global box office after SPC bought up its distribution rights. The Raid 2, also written and directed by Evans, came out two years later and grossed $2.6 million worldwide.

Carnahan is in production on the Bad Boys for Life sequel re-teaming Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. He also just completed the script for Sony’s video game adaptation Uncharted.

Grillo, on the big screen recently in The Purge: Election Year and starring in Audience Network’s MMA series Kingdom, is next up in the Akiva Goldman-directed Stephanie and Netflix’s Wheelman. Grillo has been attached to the lead since about 2014 and has remained on board even as the previous director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) walked off the project.

The Raid

There is no word on when we might see this re-imagining of The Raid, given both director and actor’s busy schedule, but for now it does look like the gears are starting up and we could see this version of the film sometime in the next few years.


Images: SPC, Universal, Open Road, Marvel

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The Raid: Re-Imagining In The Works From Joe Carnahan And Frank Grillo

From the director of The Grey and the star of The Purge franchise comes a remake of a near perfect action film

By Mitchell Corner | 02/17/2017 08:16 AM PT | Updated 02/17/2017 08:19 AM PT

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In what is becoming an increasingly unpopular trend in Hollywood, filmmakers are rebooting acclaimed and/or beloved action movies from around the world. The latest one looks to be an American remake of The Raid from Joe Carnahan and Crossbones himself, Frank Grillo.

Narc and The A-Team’s Joe Carnahan is set to direct, while Frank Grillo will star in the remake, replacing Star Wars: The Force AwakensIko Uwais as a SWAT team member trapped in a tenement building, who has to fight through waves of baddies to get to the top. The dazzling 2011 Indonesian movie The Raid wasn’t really missing much. It was concise, lean and showcased some of the most stupendous fight choreography of the last decade.

The filmmaker and actor Frank Grillo on Wednesday shared an Instagram video announcing the project, which would re-imagine the groundbreaking 2011 Indonesian martial-arts film:

#WarParty. #XYZ. @carnojoe @ghuwevans When the right people join forces magic can happen. #THERAID

A post shared by Frank Grillo (@frankgrillo1) on

Why remake it then? Aside from the obvious financial reasons such as taking a proven property and reinterpreting it for a larger market such as the US box-office, there seems to be a bit of passion behind the remake, too. Carnahan himself posted a series of tweets elaborating on his intentions for what he is calling a “re-imaging” and not a remake of The Raid.

Take a look at those below:

the-raid-grillo-carnahan-twitter-1 the-raid-grillo-carnahan-twitter-2

Written and directed by Gareth Evans, The Raid won the Midnight Madness audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, then went on to make $4 million at the global box office after SPC bought up its distribution rights. The Raid 2, also written and directed by Evans, came out two years later and grossed $2.6 million worldwide.

Carnahan is in production on the Bad Boys for Life sequel re-teaming Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. He also just completed the script for Sony’s video game adaptation Uncharted.

Grillo, on the big screen recently in The Purge: Election Year and starring in Audience Network’s MMA series Kingdom, is next up in the Akiva Goldman-directed Stephanie and Netflix’s Wheelman. Grillo has been attached to the lead since about 2014 and has remained on board even as the previous director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) walked off the project.

The Raid

There is no word on when we might see this re-imagining of The Raid, given both director and actor’s busy schedule, but for now it does look like the gears are starting up and we could see this version of the film sometime in the next few years.


Images: SPC, Universal, Open Road, Marvel

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About Mitchell Corner

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Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario of the Great White North, Mitchell has written for GEEK, Grizzlybomb, and The Richest. Though his obsession for film often outweighs everything else, his writing includes reviews and editorials on TV, digital media, and all things Geeky.