THE RAID: REDEMPTION remake has been put on hold until 2015.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the news when I first heard it, but a remake is no doubt inevitable and it comes after such a short time after the release of the original Indonesian classic, WTF? It just keeps proving my point that Hollywood doesn’t have an ounce of originality left.
Some rumours have surfaced about the casting and the short-list apparently is Ethan Hawke, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and Luke Evans.
Fuck that !!! What in gods name is Ethan Hawke gonna do in THE RAID remake? I can’t imagine Ethan Hawke administering the round house kicks to the same level as the talented Iko Uwais.
They could change the story which I’m pretty sure they will. Take out the martial arts and replace it with guns and muscle.
Not impressed though… Not impressed at all.
I doubt many people would be…..SIGH!
I remember reading about the first installment of The Expendables and thinking “this is the best action ensemble that’s ever been created, there is no possibility that’s this could ever be bad”.
Then Stallone made me feel more at ease by saying “you can expect rivers of gore, necks snapping like bread sticks”.
THEN HE WENT AND RATED THE THING 15, SO YOU COULD TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THE CINEMA. I mean, that’s not very action packed is it?.
I feel very strongly about this, If you claim to have the best action movie of all time, do you not think it would disappoint nearly everyone if that movie was rated so you could take your kids with you to the cinema to watch it?.
Then we got inevitable sequels which were no improvement on the first instalment.
So now we have Patrick Hughes of the expendable 3 whowill be directing the raid remake with a guy called Brad Ingelsby writing the screenplay
(Ingelsby will also write the screenplay for English remake for superior action french thriller “point blank”).
The raid delivered so well because of its simplicity. The story-line was so simple yet executed in a such a way that it would be impossible for it not to grab your attention. The talented Gareth Evans has found himself an all new action hero in leading man Iko Uwais. The fight scenes were choreographed beautifully and it looked and felt like what an action movie should be.
There is no point in a remake. How can you improve on perfection?
As for Gareth Evans involvement with the project. He will serve as executive producer and has been quoted saying that he has some creative input if needs be. He seems to have a lot of faith in screenwriter Brad Ingelsby, so we’re just gonna have to wait and see what its going to turn out like. maybe they will take the action out of the building and give it a new lease of life. Replacing fine choreographed fight scenes with muscle and ego. the bottom line is, its too early to pass any sort of judgement.