So it pains me to report that a North American remake is in the works, and set to go into pre-production in a few weeks. Even more painful is it will be directed by Joe Carnahan and star Frank Grillo.
Now, I say painful because I dig Carnahan's work, and enjoy Grillo as an actor. Narc and Smokin' Aces are fun films, and show the director has a deft hand for action and drama. And Grillo elevates pretty much every film he's in, simply by being in it.
I am 100 per cent against any thought of a Raid remake, so having a director and actor who's work I enjoy involved, well, sucks. It actually makes me curious to see it... even though I don't want to. At all.
What say you, Basementites? Do you want The Raid to be remade?
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