Netflix has closed a deal for a reimagining of the cult classic Indonesian action film “The Raid”, which was directed by Gareth Evans, who will produce this version with the explosion director Michael Bay. Patrick Hughes (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”) will direct the film from a script he is co-writing with James Beaufort.
The new version will be set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’, and follow an elite undercover DEA task force who climb a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin.
Personally I don’t think this is a film that needs a reimagining. I mean this production could descend into the depths of shit that was the “Assault on Precinct 13” remake. Or maybe it will surprise us. I guess we will have to wait and see.