Michael Bay teams up with Gareth Evans and Patrick Hughes for The Raid remake

One of the most critically acclaimed action films of the past decade is heading to Hollywood with Netflix supporting a new remake of The Raid.

The streaming service is teaming up with original The Raid writer-director Gareth Evans with Michael Bay (Bad Boys) and Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), according to Deadline.

Hughes is expected to produce with Bay alongside XYZ Films and Evans as executive producer with Range Media Partners, which represents the three filmmakers.

Remake: One of the most critically acclaimed action movies of the past decade hits Hollywood with Netflix supporting new remake of The Raid

Michael Produces: Streaming Service Partners With Original The Raid Writer-Director Gareth Evans As Well As Michael Bay (Bad Boys) and Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), According To Deadline

Michael Produces: Streaming Service Partners With Original The Raid Writer-Director Gareth Evans As Well As Michael Bay (Bad Boys) and Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), According To Deadline

Patrick is directing: Hughes is expected to direct with Bay producing alongside XYZ Films and Evans as executive producer with Range Media Partners, which represents the three filmmakers

Patrick is directing: Hughes is expected to direct with Bay producing alongside XYZ Films and Evans as executive producer with Range Media Partners, which represents the three filmmakers

Evans wrote and directed the 2012 cult classic The Raid, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and received rave reviews on the festival circuit ahead of its theatrical release in March 2012.

The film follows a group of elite Indonesian police officers who embark on a suicidal mission to infiltrate a building of 30 stores in Jakarta fully inhabited by some of the country’s most dangerous criminals.

The raid featured international stars Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim and Yayan Ruhian, who would go on to star in American blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Fast & Furious franchise, to name a few.

Gareth Executive Producer: Evans wrote and directed the 2012 cult classic The Raid, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and received rave reviews on the festival circuit ahead of its theatrical release in march 2012

Gareth Executive Producer: Evans wrote and directed the 2012 cult classic The Raid, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and received rave reviews on the festival circuit ahead of its theatrical release in march 2012

Original: The film follows a group of elite Indonesian police officers who embark on a suicidal mission to infiltrate a building of 30 stores in Jakarta fully inhabited by some of the country's most dangerous criminals

Original: The film follows a group of elite Indonesian police officers who embark on a suicidal mission to infiltrate a building of 30 stores in Jakarta fully inhabited by some of the country’s most dangerous criminals

The Raid earned just over $ 9 million from a limited theatrical release, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike, which led to the 2014 sequel The Raid 2.

Sony Pictures Classics, which distributed the two original films, had been trying to put together a remake for some time, but it never took off.

This new incarnation came after the rights to the previous remake expired, with Bay and Hughes’ shared rep at WME suggesting they are going after this property.

Sequel: The Raid made just over $ 9 million from a limited theatrical release, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike, which led to the 2014 sequel The Raid 2

Sequel: The Raid made just over $ 9 million from a limited theatrical release, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike, which led to the 2014 sequel The Raid 2

Remake: Sony Pictures Classics, which distributed the two original films, had been trying to put together a remake for some time, but it never took off

Remake: Sony Pictures Classics, which distributed the two original films, had been trying to put together a remake for some time, but it never took off

Hughes’ new take is said to have thrilled both Bay and original filmmaker Evans, with Netflix landing the project after aggressively pursuing him while shopping in town.

This new version takes place in the drug infested “Badlands” of Philadelphia. “An elite, infiltrated DEA task force is climbing the ranks of cartel informants to catch an elusive pivot.”

“We are incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film,” the producers said in a joint statement.

New Take: Hughes’ new take is said to have excited both Bay and original filmmaker Evans, with Netflix landing the project after aggressively pursuing him while shopping in the city

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Statement: “We are incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film,” the producers said in a joint statement.

“It’s a distinctly original approach to the material, which promises to respect the original film while providing a fresh approach and perspective that will forge its own course in the action genre,” the statement concluded.

Hughes recently directed the 2017 action thriller The Hitman’s Bodyguard and the 2021 sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.

He will then direct The Man From Toronto with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, which is in post-production for Netflix.

Coming soon: He will then direct The Man From Toronto with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, which is in post-production for Netflix

Coming soon: He will then direct The Man From Toronto with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, which is in post-production for Netflix

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