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Expendables 3 director set for The Raid remake

The English-language remake of The Raid looks to have found itself a director, with The Expendables 3 ’s Patrick Hughes in line for the gig.

Variety reports that the director is currently in final negotiations with Screen Gems, as the studio seeks to press ahead with its cover-version of Gareth Evans’ actioner.

Out Of The Furnace writer Brad Ingleby has put together a draft version of the script, based on Evans’ tale of an Indonesia S.W.A.T. team raiding a tower block full of vicious gangsters.

Whether the heavy martial arts-based action of the original will also make the jump across to the US version remains to be seen, but hopefully it won’t be entirely subbed out for explosions and machinegun-fire.

Meanwhile, the studio reportedly has its eyes on Chris and Liam Hemsworth to star in the leading roles, although no official casting has been made as yet.

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