Indonesian flick 'The Raid' gets a Hollywood remake


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  • Thursday, 6 Mar 2014

Iko Uwais stars in the original Indonesian version of 'The Raid: Redemption'. The movie will be remade for the US market.

Iko Uwais stars in the original Indonesian version of 'The Raid: Redemption'. The movie will be remade for the US market.

Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes is set to direct the new film.

Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes has been tapped to direct the American version of the Indonesian action movie The Raid, which caught the attention of international film critics at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

Hughes will follow in the footsteps of Welsh director Gareth Evans, who helmed the original Indonesian-language action movie. Released in the US in 2012 under the title The Raid: Redemption, the feature gained more attention for its spectacular fight scenes than it did for its screenplay.

The plot follows two members of an elite police squad who move in to take control of a Jakarta apartment complex that houses one of the country’s most dangerous drug dealers. Tipped off by a mole, the drug lord anticipates the raid and awaits the officers with a trap.

Gareth Evans also directed the sequel – The Raid: Berandal – which is due to arrive in US theaters on March 28. Before beginning production on the remake, Hughes will wrap up on the set of the third movie in the Expendables franchise. — AFP Relaxnews

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