Patrick Hughes (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, “The Expendables 3”) will direct a remake of Gareth Evans’ cult action hit “The Raid” for “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” producer Michael Bay.
Original director Evans will exec produce along with Range Media Partners, which reps all three talents. Hughes will co-write the script with James Beaufort.
The 2012 film went down like this : After getting stuck inside a 15-storey safe house belonging to drug lord Tama, Rama and his team must use the little ammunition they have to take him down and survive the unofficial mission.
The new version, says Deadline, is set in “Philadelphia’s drug-infested “Badlands,” where 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. 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 producers said.