Remember that completley awesome red band trailer for Gareth Evans’ Indonesian action film THE RAID that was posted a couple weeks back. Well Screen Gems is already in negotiations to remake the property that just made its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival and received lots of awesome buzz. There’s no news regarding what this means for if and when the original will see the light of day in the states even though the right were picked up at TIFF.
Director Gareth Evans expressed no interest in directing the remake and plans to move forward to a sequel that he hopes to shoot early in 2012. THE RAID follows a SWAT team trapped in a building full of thugs and has to fight their way out.
What do you think about the possibility of a remake of THE RAID? You can read a great review of The Raid by Tim Hannigan here