The new Raid movie isn't strictly a remake, director Patrick Hughes has said. The upcoming film will be set in Philadelphia's "Badlands," and will follow a DEA task force undercover on the hunt for the city's kingpin.
"It's not a remake as such, it's a reimagining and it's taking what was so incredibly crazy with that hook. It's a very nitty-gritty, real world in that. Stepping into the straight action-thriller, but it's on that saga level and that's a project that I'm really, really excited about," Hughes told ComicBook.com.
"There's not too much I'm allowed to say, but it is something where we're really... I'm excited because I have come off a big run of doing action comedies and I love that genre and I'm certainly going to be working [in] it again in the future, but for now, I've got two projects and the other's a big action, sci-fi, horror, thriller, survival, epic movie," he continued. "There are just a couple of different genres I want to step into for a while and then I'll certainly be coming back to the action-comedy because it is so much fun to work in, too."
Michael Bay is producing the new film, but no casting information has been announced just yet. The original Raid – which has quickly established itself as an Indonesian action classic – was directed and written by Gareth Evans, who is onboard the new movie as an executive producer.
The Raid doesn't yet have a release date, but is headed for Netflix. While you wait, check out our roundup of the best Netflix movies streaming now.