Remember when we posted a kick ass trailer for The Raid, an Indonesian film that was praised at TIFF due to its stylized action. Well, Sony’s Screen Gems is already looking to remake the film. Director Gareth Evans won’t be remaking his own film; instead he’ll be working on a sequel while Sony plans the U.S. remake.
I’m on the fence with this one. The main selling point was the crazy action and how it was brilliantly filmed and I don’t think any mainstream U.S. filmmaker can replicate that without being a straight up copy. How about Sony just picks up the film for a U.S. release and we can forget all about this so called remake?
(via The Film Stage)