Patrick Hughes to direct The Raid re-make

Patrick Hughes will helm the remake of 'The Raid' while Gareth Evans who wrote and directed the 2011 action film will executive produce

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Patrick Hughes will helm the remake of 'The Raid'.

The 'Expendables 3′ directer is working on the revamp of the Indonesian martial arts action film, which was originally released in 2011 when it was written and directed by Gareth Evans, according to deadline.com.

The script is being penned by 'Out Of The Furnace' writer Brad Ingelsby while original producer XYZ Films is also producing the new version, and Evans is executive producing.

'The Raid' received positive reviews from critics following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and grossed approximately $15M in the global box office.

The film follows the story of officer Rama (Iko Uwais) Sergeant Jaka, and Lieutenant Wahyu as they track down crime lord Tama Riyadi (Ray Sahetapy).

The sequel, titled 'The Raid 2: Berandal', is also directed, written and edited by Evans, and will be released later this month.

Uwais reprises his role as Rama as he goes on a mission to identify corrupt politicians and police.

The Raid 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • Indonesia
  • 148 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gareth Evans
  • Written by: Gareth Evans
  • Cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Alex Abbad, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Julie Estelle, Cecep Arif Rahman, Yayan Ruhian, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura
  • UK release: 11 April 2014

In Evans' sequel to his 2011 original, rookie cop Rama (Uwais) goes undercover to infiltrate an organised crime ring. Despite astonishing action set-pieces, the story is over-complicated and while fans of the first film will be pleased, casual viewers will be exhausted by the end of 150 minutes.

The Expendables 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Hughes
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas
  • UK release: 14 August 2014

Mercenary Barney Ross (Stallone) goes up against colleague-gone-rogue Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), a ruthless arms dealer. The action is fine, and the interplay between the somewhat ageing stars remains the film's biggest asset, but a lazy script, watered-down violence and general lack of risk-taking make for predictable…

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