After the strong audience response to the 2011 film “The Raid” and its subsequent sequel “The Raid 2: Berendal,” Hollywood planned on remaking the film, with Patrick Hughes set to direct. However, that project fell through in 2015. Now, it seems like it’s ready to pick back up again -- but this time, a different team will head the project.
Earlier today, XYZ Films released a teaser that featured “The Grey” and “Smokin’ Aces” director Joe Carnahan speaking with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" star Frank Grillo, who was attached to the Screen Gems remake that never came to be. Together, Carnahan and Grillo watch the original “The Raid” film while discussing how they would create a remake.
Shortly after on Twitter, Carnahan revealed that he would be directing and producing the remake, which will be closer in tone and feel to "The Grey." He also stressed that this wouldn't be just a remake, but "a reimagining of the same scenario." To ease the minds of fans around the world, he also noted that not only is the films original director Gareth Evans on board to produce, but has supposedly given Carnahan “his full blessing.”
THE RAID remake will hew closer in tone & feel to THE GREY and NARC.@Ghuevans is producing alongside & has given us his full blessing.— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) February 15, 2017
It's not a remake. It's a reimagining of the same scenario.— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) February 15, 2017
Everybody take a deep breath.
We won't disappoint you, rabid-fanboy-from-Hell. https://t.co/ShPcXmng5n
You can't remake The Raid, guys. It's a fantastic film. So, ask yourselves why would we be doing it, unless we had something really special.— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) February 15, 2017
Carnahan hasn’t directed a film since 2014’s “State of Affairs,” but has a huge list of credits to his name, and he may even helm of the upcoming “Uncharted” film. Make sure to check back for any updates regarding this remake.