THE RAID Remake Delayed until Early 2015

     May 27, 2014


Just about a week ago we reported that Patrick Hughes’ remake of The Raid would be filming this September.  Don’t sharpen your machetes just yet, as new reports state that production has been pushed back until the first quarter of 2015.  Pre-production on the Screen Gems picture has stopped though sources insist the project has not been put into turnaround.

The delay likely has to do with casting, as no cast members have been announced just yet.  Some reports insist that no offers have been made nor sent out, while others say that the project was close to a green light with Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and Ethan Hawke as frontrunners for roles.  Hughes remains attached to direct but producers may well be searching for a bigger name to lead the remake.  For more from Hughes’ take on The Raid, make sure to check out Steve’s recent interview with the director here.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the original film.

News of The Raid remake delay comes via Variety.  If you’re unfamiliar with the property, check out the trailer for the original film below:

Here’s the synopsis for The Raid:

Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Director Gareth Evans (Merantau) and rising martial- arts star Iko Uwais reunite in this adrenaline-fueled action film.



  • Jamie

    *Excitedly reads headline*

    Ugh, I was hoping it would say “THE RAID Remake Delayed Indefinitely”…….

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  • Matt1

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  • tarek

    What’s the point to remake this movie ?
    Stupid Hollywood.

    • Brock Samsa

      Same reason all businesses put out products. Money.

      • tarek

        Yes. But then, who is asking for this remake ?
        We already had a remake last year. It was called Dredd.

      • Bernard

        1. Dredd was not a remake of The Raid. Both were in production simultaneously.
        2. Domestically, The Raid only made $4 million and The Raid 2 only made $3.5 million.
        3. Hollywood is asking for this remake. They see an international IP that works, so they buried it in limited release so that when they remake it, their version will be the one wide audiences hopefully flock to.

      • doctor_robot

        it will suck.

      • tarek

        The point is: no one is giving a *** to see this remake. they cannot top the original anyway. Just read the reactions in the comments section.

        If you remove Dredd the character from Dredd the movie, it is not more that a revisited “RAID”. Nothing original per se.

        That being said, Dredd who has a good fan base didn’t break the box office. Only 35 millions $ worldwide.

        So how will they create the craze for this remake ? Will they throw a load of boobs and butts in the movie to create this flock ?

      • lordjim

        they don´t need to create fuzz, they´ll make it cheap (patrick highes made “red hill” – which was great by the way – without any studio money, he financed it himself and it does not look that way, so he knows how to work with little.they probably won´t like the result, take it out of his hands, recut it, it will go direct to video and still make ten times more money than the original because teenagers love actionmovies without subtitles.end of story.

      • tarek

        How about dubbing it ? It is way cheaper.

  • MJ

    Remake? Never heard of the original? Should household insects be worried?

    This is like Boondock Saints all over again….LOL

  • Stefan Bonomo

    I have a feeling (and hope) that they’re probably waiting to see how Expendables 3 does. If it is received poorly, does bad at the box office, or both, then this’ll either be delayed indefinitely or he’ll be replaced.

  • The Flobbit

    How about delayed forever? That’s much beetter news.

  • Hunter

    This movie doesn’t need to be remade? Just because people are too lazy to read subtitles doesn’t mean Hollywood needs to rehash an idea that is perfectly fine in its original element. What’s next? A remake of Pan’s Labyrinth?

  • days_of_future_crass

    Woo-hoo! The only thing that can make this movie better is more delays!

  • astr

    I dont understand why Hollywood feel the need to remake an pure action movie… I can understand a thriller or drama but pure action…. ffs.

  • poop

    Why can’t they cast an Asian dude? Why do we have to make a “white version?”

    • Grayden

      “White Men Can’t Fight”

    • Lowery

      because Hollywood doesn’t know how to market an Asian lead to American audiences and has always had a problem doing so. Its harder for them now that they have more Black leads, but we’re probably another good 25-50 years from having an Asian lead. Hollywood even has a problem casting them as big villains as we saw with the Mandarin in Iron Man 3

  • Victor

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The USA citizens looooove to do movie remakes. It’s cheaper to make a movie than to put some legends right?? RIGHT?? Just distribute the movie world wide Sony, just distribute.

    • Grayden

      No, we really don’t. As much Superhero fatigue as we’re getting from Hollywood, the remake fatigue is infinitely worse. HOLLYWOOD loves doing remakes, but it’s probably a very small percentage of Americans who actually want them. And an ever smaller percentage that likes them once they’re released. The guys/gals running the studios just see money, that’s all.

  • Grendal Sven

    I hear good things about the original, need to check it out.

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