Screen Gems Acquire “Raid” Remake Rights

Screen Gems has officially acquired the remake rights to Indonesian action thriller “The Raid” reports Reuters.

Gareth Evans helmed the original which follows a SWAT team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster. They not only have to face off against two highly violent martial arts killers and an army of well armed thugs.

The original premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival to much buzz with Sony Pictures Worldwide acquiring domestic distribution rights. It will be released States-side sometime next year while Evans himself is working on a sequel which will begin shooting in February.