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Netflix greenlights a remake of The Raid

January 17th, 2022 by Marc Comments

In one of the most ‘but why?!’ bits of news you’ll hear this year, it seems there’s a remake of 2011’s The Raid coming.

The remake of the jaw-dropping Indonesian action movie will be overseen by either (probably) directors Michael Bay and Patrick Hughes with original movie director Gareth Evans attached this time as and exec producer.

The remake is going to be exclusively for Netflix.

While the original movie was set in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, this remake will be set “in Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands” where an undercover DEA task force climbs a ladder of cartel informants to catch a kingpin”.

According to producers, the remake will be “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.”

A remake starring Frank Grillo, directed by Joe Carnaghan was scrapped in 2017 but it looks like it’s back on with a different director at the helm. Wonder will Grillo return?

Anyway, what do you think? Would you watch a remake of The Raid? Frankly, I think the original is a stonecold classic with some of the best fight choreography ever put on film so this very idea seems crazy.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….