Screen Gems Plans “The Raid” Remake

Screen Gems is in negotiations to score the remake rights to Gareth Evans’ Indonesian action thriller “The Raid” reports Heat Vision.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions already picked up North American distribution rights to the original earlier this year, and ahead of its Midnight Madness audience award win in Toronto on the weekend

The story 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.

Unlike some other remakes, original director Evans is NOT coming back to helm this – instead he’s focused on making a sequel to the original which would shoot in February.