The Raid

Watch a 5-Minute Samurai Film From Gareth Evans, Director of ‘The Raid’

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by Charles Bramesco January 26, 2016 @ 9:59 AM
There’s something oddly charming about small-scale, off-the-cuff vanity projects from major filmmakers. Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing didn’t radically reimagine the Bard’s original text, but the context of production lent the film an immediately likable vibe. As legend goes, Whedon was having some of his closest chums/collaborators over for cocktails at his Los Angeles mansion when they decided it would be boozy fun to rattle off a little Shakespeare. They had such a good time, Whedon figured it could be cool to shoot it all and keep costs low by staging it around his house. The resulting product is a breezy but minor project with a healthy sense of spontaneity that shows off the filmmaker’s resourcefulness with a budget of practically zero.

‘The Raid‘ Remake Loses Director, Studio and Taylor Kitsch

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by Britt Hayes October 25, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
Sony Pictures Classics
The planned U.S. remake of hit Indonesian action flick The Raid had some good things going for it: for audiences, there was the involvement of career tough guy Frank Grillo and Taylor Kitsch, the latter of whom has apparently walked away from the project along with director Patrick Hughes. And to top this bad news off, Screen Gems has decided they will no longer distribute the film, leaving the future of The Raid uncertain.

Frank Grillo: On the Verge With 'The Purge: Anarchy' and Returning For 'Captain America 3'

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by Mike Ryan June 16, 2014 @ 1:57 PM
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'.

'The Raid' Remake Casts 'Captain America 2' Star Frank Grillo

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by Britt Hayes June 14, 2014 @ 11:50 AM
Marvel
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.

'Edge of Tomorrow' and the Influence of Video Games on Modern Movies

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by Jacob Hall June 5, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Warner Bros.
Video game movies suck. It's a scientific fact.
No matter how popular it may have been among gamers, a great video game seems instantly doomed whenever it attempts to jump to the big screen. Whatever made it tick is inevitably lost in translation...

'The Raid' Remake Puts 'The Expendables 3' Director in its Sights

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by Jacob Hall February 20, 2014 @ 5:02 PM
Sony
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.

'The Raid 2' Trailer: The First Bloody Footage From Gareth Evans' Sequel

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by Nick Romano November 6, 2013 @ 8:40 AM
Sony Pictures Classics
http://youtu.be/ObJKvZRlSSY
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 2' Details Emerge: When Does It Take Place?

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by Eric Walkuski January 3, 2013 @ 11:42 AM
Sony
'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.