Entertainment10 January 2022
A reimagining of Gareth Evans’ The Raid is heading to Netflix.
Patrick Hughes will direct the feature film, with Michael Bay and XYZ Films producing.
Director: Patrick Hughes (The Hitman's Bodyguard, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, The Man from Toronto)
Screenwriters: Patrick Hughes and James Beaufort
Producers: Michael Bay; XYZ Films
Executive Producers: Gareth Evans; Range Media Partners
Logline: In Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’, an elite undercover DEA task force climb a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin.
The original film was written and directed by Gareth Evans and released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in 2012 after premiering to rave reviews at TIFF and Sundance.
Quote from the producers: “We’re incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film. 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.”