A reimagining of Gareth Evans’ “The Raid” is heading to Netflix.
Patrick Hughes (“The Hitman's Bodyguard,” “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” “The Man from Toronto”) will direct the feature film, with Michael Bay and XYZ Films producing.
Hughes and James Beaufort are the screenwriters. Executive producers include Evans and Range Media Partners.
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 Evans and released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in 2012 after premiering to rave reviews at TIFF and Sundance.
Producers said: “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.”