12 Jan – Michael Bay is set to collaborate with Australian action director Patrick Hughes and Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans on remaking the hit Indonesian action thriller, "The Raid".
Speaking about the project, the producers stated that the Hollywood version will be set in Philadelphia's drug-infested Badlands, where an elite undercover DEA task force will be infiltrating a drug den.
"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," the producers said.
The original movie, which helped shot its lead actor Iko Uwais to Hollywood stardom, was directed by Evans himself. It premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and was praised for its amazing action sequences.
However, Evans will not be helming the film this time, but will have Hughes and Bay co-directing the project.