Any lover of contemporary martial arts films knows that 2011’s “The Raid” and it’s sequel “The Raid 2: Berendal” represent the new gold standard. If you don’t agree, stop reading this right now, rent & watch “The Raid”, then come back to this article and agree with me.
Well XYZ Films released a video of “Smokin’ Aces” and “The Grey” director Joe Carnahan watching the original “Raid” preview with Frank Grillo. Grillo is known for his roles in “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, “Warrior” and previously worked with Carnahan on “The Grey”. In the video, the two are discussing how they would remake a scene.
Carnahan later announced via Twitter that he would be directing and co-producing “a re-imagining of the same scenario” with the blessing of the director of the original Raid movies Gareth Evans.
Judging by the following tweet, I assume they had some feedback from concerned fans of the original films:
As of now, there is no official timetable for production or release.