It was only a week ago when Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo announced that they would be working on the US version of The Raid.
The two called their film a reimagining of the Indonesian action hit that spawned a sequel. While details have been light, new details about this reimagining are emerging. Find out more about the film in the story below.
The Grey director Joe Carnahan and star Frank Grillo are set to re-team for a new action project The Raid, a remake of the 2011 action hit The Raid: Redemption.
The pair made the announcement in a video shared on Instagram, as well as a post on Twitter in which Carnahan also confirmed that Gareth Evans, the director of the original, has given his blessing and will be a producer on the remake.
Mark Millar, the comic book scribe who created the series the Kick-Ass movies were based on, revealed recently that he had discuss the possibility of a solo Hit-Girl movie with Welsh action filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid). Played by ChloÃ« Grace Moretz in the 2010 original directed by Matthew Vaughn and its inferior 2013 sequel, Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl was by far the breakout character of the little superhero franchise that almost was.
The idea of making a spin-off with the foul-mouthed teenage vigilante was taken seriously by Millar and Evans briefly.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens already tops many critics most anticipated lists, and with good reason. But the latest news is giving us another reason to be excited for this very highly anticipated film.
If the reports are true, three of the principle actors from The Raid and The Raid 2: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian (who played Mad Dog and Prakoso in the films), and Cecep Arif Rahman (who played “The Assassin” and had a fight scene towards the end of The Raid 2) have roles in the film, and could be involved in a much larger capacity. And if you have seen either of Gareth Evans’ films, that means the action sequences in J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming movie should be awesome. Hit the jump for the full report.
The Raid 2, the sequel to 2011’s The Raid: Redemption, is coming to theaters in the United States on March 28, 2014. To coincide with this release, we have a DVD of The Raid: Redemption as well as a set of character trading cards for The Raid 2 to give away to a lucky Geeks of Doom reader! See here below for more information about the upcoming film, as well as images of the prizing and details on how to enter for a chance to win.