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The Raid (U.S.)

The Raid remake rides again with Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo

5:00 PM on 02.15.2017 // Matthew Razak

Make The Raid great again

We happen to be massive fans of Gareth Evans films The Raid and The Raid 2: Berandal. This is mostly because he is possibly the best action director working and because they are some of the best action movies ever. So you can imagine the reaction here at Flixist when we learned they'd be doing an American remake without him. Seems kind of dumb. And as dumb things do, it started to stagnate with everyone dropping out.

But we now have word it is lurching back to life and... it may not suck. XYZ Films today tweeted out the video below of The Grey director Joe Carnahan and actor Frank Grillo watching the original film and talking about an adaption. From there Carnahan confirmed that he was indeed working on the remake and he had the full blessing of Evans. 

That's good news all around, folks. While I still don't think a remake is necessary, Carnahan is at least a skilled director who will bring his own take to things. In fact he's promising it's  not a remake, but instead a new take on the concept. There's not much evidence that he can handle martial arts fights, but I'm willing to give him a chance since The Grey is an effing masterpiece. Check out the video and tweets below. 

Oh, and in case you want to watch a Raid remake that is awesome in its own right now, there's always Dredd

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Flixist's previous coverage:
The Raid (U.S.)

  Aug 05

Taylor Kitsch wanted for Raid remake

Horribly needless remake becomes even more horribly needless

  May 28

The Raid remake delayed but still happening

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