Yes, action fans, there is some utterly weird news drifting in over the internet. It seems that the American remake of the beloved martial arts extravaganza 'The Raid' may have found its leading man, and that leading man is none other than Tim Riggins. Oh, we mean Taylor Kitsch. Our bad.
Frank Grillo isn't 50 yet -- he just turned 49 earlier this month -- but the Internet, led by IMDb and Wikipedia, has aged him by two years ... and Grillo seems resigned to this fact. It's almost fitting: Grillo, who has been acting for over 20 years, but is just now starting to become a household name thanks to 'Captain America 2' and 'The Purge: Anarchy'.
Indonesian flick 'The Raid' was a surprise hit with its totally insane action sequences, and while we've been somewhat wary of an American remake, this first bit of casting news has us feeling a little more confident. A shortlist was floated around a while back, and now we know at least one of those names has officially joined up: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' star Frank Grillo.
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We feel bad for everyone involved with the upcoming remake of 'The Raid.' Then again, they brought this uphill battle on themselves when they set out to make an American version of the wildest, craziest and most giddily violent action movie of the past decade. We feel especially bad for Patrick Hughes, who is currently in negotiations to direct the westernized version.
Gareth Evans' first 'The Raid 2' trailer gives us more than a little perspective on his highly anticipated sequel to his martial-arts film success. As our leading man, Rama (played by Iko Uwais), prepares to infiltrate a crime syndicate, he's already showing us a little of what's to come in terms of kicking ass.
'The Raid: Redemption' was one of the nicest surprises of 2012; a tour de force by director Gareth Evans that makes most Hollywood action films look like kid stuff. It was quickly announced that a sequel would be forthcoming to continue the adventure of SWAT team badass Rama (Iko Uwais), and today we've got some small but interesting details from the director himself regarding what we can expect.
An intense new trailer has emerged for the martial arts ass-kicker 'The Raid,' and it looks every bit as promising as all the good buzz we've been hearing for months.
The film follows Rama and his team as they infiltrate a 30 story building packed to the brim with seedy criminals; Rama must fight his way through all of them to reach the powerful drug lord at the top