‘Expendables 3' Director Patrick Hughes in Negotiations for ‘The Raid’ Remake

'Expendables 3' Director Patrick Hughes in Negotiations for 'The Raid' Remake

Brad Inglesby (“Out of the Furnace”) wrote the Screen Gems movie, which will be produced by XYZ Films and original director Gareth Huw Evans

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[Update 5:45 p.m.: Patrick Hughes' deal has closed and Screen Gems plans to start production this fall.]

As “The Expendables 3” buzz begins to build, filmmaker Patrick Hughes is in negotiations to direct “The Raid” remake for Screen Gems and XYZ films, TheWrap has learned.

XYZ Films will produce with Gareth Huw Evans, who directed “The Raid” and its ambitious sequel “The Raid 2,” which hits theaters in March.

Also read: New ‘Raid 2' Trailer: One Undercover Cop Takes on the Entire Underworld (Video)

Brad Inglesby (“Out of the Furnace”) wrote the script.

Casting has yet to begin but the Hemsworth brothers have been mentioned as possible targets for the hard-hitting action movie.

The original “Raid” 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 has a mission of his own – to rescue his drug-dealing brother from the chaos inside.

The remake will feature a similar storyline, though it may be difficult for Hollywood stars to perform the brutal hand-to-hand fight scenes and other stunts with the same intensity as the original film’s martial arts experts.

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Hughes has been rumored to be Screen Gems’ top choice for several weeks, as first mentioned by TheWrap during a visit to Shia LaBeouf's art exhibit #IAmSorry.

Hughes is an acclaimed commercials director whose Ryan Kwanten movie “Red Hill” earned him the “Expendables 3” job. He's repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

  • Salman Faris Rais

    Funny… I can not see this as positive news

    • hideyokid_hideyowife

      it's not positive and it's not even funny anymore,
      i mean what's the point of remaking The Raid, the movie was popular enough around the world

  • ragewave

    Fuck this.

  • Agustinus Biotamalo Lumbantoru

    I have hope in this guys.

  • Jacob Crim

    Why cant big film companies just buy the original and re release it wide, maybe dub it? I hate dubs but I would rather the original be seen than a sub par remake.