Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes (“The Expendables 3,” “Red Hill”) is in negotiations to direct the remake of the Indonesian action film “The Raid” at Screen Gems and XYZ Films.
The original followed an Indonesian S.W.A.T. team tasked with storming a building where a violent gangster and his thugs reign over innocent residents.
One young cop also has a personal mission – to rescue his drug-dealing brother from the chaos inside.
Casting hasn’t begun yet, but Chris and Liam Hemsworth have been mentioned as potential choices for what will reportedly be a “hard-hitting” action movie.
Brad Inglesby (“Out of the Furnace”) penned the script while the original film’s director Gareth Evans will produce.
Speaking of “The Raid,” the official U.S. poster for the original film’s sequel has gone online on Twitter.
Source: The Wrap