XYZ Films’ remake of The Raid: Redemption appears to be in increasing trouble as distributor/production company Screen Gems (and its parent company Sony) has apparently abandoned the project. To add to the problems, director Patrick Hughes (director of The Expendables 3 and Red Hill) has also announced his departure.
The remake was set to star both Frank Grillo and Taylor Kitsch, although the latter has left the movie since we announced its postponement.
Based upon Gareth Evans’ 2011 film of the same name, The Raid: Redemption follows an elite SWAT-like team that raids an apartment complex that is holding a powerful and extremely dangerous drug lord. When the team’s cover is blown, they become targets of everyone in the building. The remake is said to take place in the near future, according to Tracking-Board.
Frank Grillo has said in recent times that unless the movie looked really good from the get-go, he was not going to stay with it. I guess he’s probably not on board anymore either…