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Netflix Picks Up 'The Raid' Reimagining With Gareth Evans & Michael Bay

Netflix Picks Up 'The Raid' Reimagining With Gareth Evans & Michael Bay

The Raid is headed to Netflix with a new re-imagining.

Deadline reports that the film franchise is being rebooted by the streamer with Gareth Evans teaming up with Michael Bay and Patrick Hughes boarding the project.

The original film, which was a breakout hit in 2012, was written and directed by Gareth.

It followed an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

After the premiere, Sony Pictures Classics released the film and gained an instant cult fan base that led to a sequel movie.

The new reimagining would be set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested “Badlands,” where an elite undercover DEA task force climbs a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin.

“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 shared in a statement.

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