Michael Bay teams up with Gareth Evans and Patrick Hughes for The Raid remake


One of the most critically-acclaimed action movies of the past decade is going Hollywood with Netflix taking over a new remake of The Raid.

The streaming service is teaming up with original The Raid writer-director Gareth Evans along with Michael Bay (Bad Boys) and Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), according to Deadline.

Hughes is slated to direct with Bay producing alongside XYZ Films and Evans serving as an executive producer with Range Media Partners, which reps all three filmmakers.

Remake: One of the most critically-acclaimed action movies of the past decade is going Hollywood with Netflix taking over a new remake of The Raid

Michael produces: The streaming service is teaming up with original The Raid writer-director Gareth Evans along with Michael Bay (Bad Boys) and Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), according to Deadline

Michael produces: The streaming service is teaming up with original The Raid writer-director Gareth Evans along with Michael Bay (Bad Boys) and Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), according to Deadline 

Patrick directs: Hughes is slated to direct with Bay producing alongside XYZ Films and Evans serving as an executive producer with Range Media Partners, which reps all three filmmakers

Patrick directs: Hughes is slated to direct with Bay producing alongside XYZ Films and Evans serving as an executive producer with Range Media Partners, which reps all three filmmakers

Evans wrote and directed the 2012 cult classic The Raid, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and earned rave reviews on the festival circuit ahead of its March 2012 theatrical release.

The film follows a group of elite Indonesian police officers who embark on a suicidal mission to infiltrate a 30-store building in Jakarta entirely inhabited by some of the most dangerous criminals in the country.

The Raid made international stars out of Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim and Yayan Ruhian, who would go on to star in American blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Fast & Furious franchise, to name a few. 

Gareth executive produces: Evans wrote and directed the 2012 cult classic The Raid, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and earned rave reviews on the festival circuit ahead of its March 2012 theatrical release

Gareth executive produces: Evans wrote and directed the 2012 cult classic The Raid, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and earned rave reviews on the festival circuit ahead of its March 2012 theatrical release

Original: The film follows a group of elite Indonesian police officers who embark on a suicidal mission to infiltrate a 30-store building in Jakarta entirely inhabited by some of the most dangerous criminals in the country

Original: The film follows a group of elite Indonesian police officers who embark on a suicidal mission to infiltrate a 30-store building in Jakarta entirely inhabited by some of the most dangerous criminals in the country

The Raid earned just over $9 million from a limited theatrical release, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike, which lead to the 2014 sequel The Raid 2.

Sony Pictures Classics, which distributed the two original movies, had been trying to mount a remake for quite some time, but it never got off the ground.

This new incarnation happened after the rights to the previous remake lapsed, with Bay and Hughes’ shared rep at WME suggesting they go after this property.

Sequel: The Raid earned just over $9 million from a limited theatrical release, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike, which lead to the 2014 sequel The Raid 2

Sequel: The Raid earned just over $9 million from a limited theatrical release, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike, which lead to the 2014 sequel The Raid 2

Remake: Sony Pictures Classics, which distributed the two original movies, had been trying to mount a remake for quite some time, but it never got off the ground

Remake: Sony Pictures Classics, which distributed the two original movies, had been trying to mount a remake for quite some time, but it never got off the ground

Hughes’ new take reportedly excited both Bay and the original filmmaker Evans, with Netflix landing the project after aggressively pursuing it while it was being shopped around town. 

This new version is set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands,’ following, ‘an elite undercover DEA task force climbs a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin.’

‘We’re incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film,’ the producers said in a joint statement. 

New take: Hughes’ new take reportedly excited both Bay and the original filmmaker Evans, with Netflix landing the project after aggressively pursuing it while it was being shopped around town

Statement: 'We’re incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film,' the producers said in a joint statement

Statement: ‘We’re incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film,’ the producers said in a joint statement

‘It’s a distinctly original take on the material, which promises to pay great respect to the original film while also bringing a fresh approach and perspective that will set its own course in the action genre,’ the statement concluded.

Hughes most recently directed the 2017 action-thriller The Hitman’s Bodyguard and the 2021 sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.

He will next direct The Man From Toronto starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, which is in post-production for Netflix. 

Coming soon: He will next direct The Man From Toronto starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, which is in post-production for Netflix

Coming soon: He will next direct The Man From Toronto starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, which is in post-production for Netflix

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