A remake of The Raid, or The Raid: Redemption, has already been announced, with director Joe Carnahan and actor Frank Grillo already attached. The widely acclaimed Indonesian action thriller was only released in 2011, which starred rising Indonesian star Iko Uwais and directed by Gareth Evans. Both Iko and Gareth were brought back to the sequel The Raid 2, released in 2014.
It is no wonder there is a recent outcry of a surplus of remakes and reboots, especially with the announcement of this film which was only released six years ago. However, Gareth Evans has expressed his blessing and is attached as one of the producers. Joe Carnahan will also be a producer on the remake, along his directorial duties.
Joe Carnahan is most notably known as the director of the reboot of The A-Team (2011) and The Grey (2011). Frank Grillo has had a notable career, working alongside Carnahan in The Grey, also working in many action films such as Warrior (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and The Purge: Anarchy (2014).
In the Twitter video announcement by XYZ Films, Frank comments that “It wouldn’t be a remake, it would be a re-imagination.” Which begs the question of why attach it to The Raid in the first place, instead of creating a new property.
Source: XYZ Films Twitter Video