Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014

‘The Expendables 3’ director Patrick Hughes to adapt ‘The Raid’ with Chris Hemsworth or Liam Hemsworth

Screen Gems first acquired remake rights to Gareth Evans’ Indonesian action film The Raid two years ago, after the film made waves with its TIFF debut, the studio now finally looks ready to make an American version.

 Variety reports that Patrick Hughes is in final negotiations to take the helm of The Raid remake from a script by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace). 

The Wrap adds that the studio reportedly would like Chris and Liam Hemsworth to star.  

The original follows an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. raiding a gangster-ridden building, facing tough opposition as they climb floor-by-floor. 

Evans’ film and its upcoming sequel The Raid 2 are both very heavy on martial arts, favoring unique and intense fighting styles over explosions and gunplay, so it’ll be interesting to see how Hughes approaches the action in this remake.

Hughs previously directed the 2010 revenge film Red Hill, but he most recently got a blockbuster job by directing the star-filled action sequel The Expendables 3, which opens this August. 

 The Raid 2 hits U.S. theaters on March 28th. 


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