‘Expendables 3′ Helmer Patrick Hughes Finalizes Deal To Direct ‘The Raid’ Remake

By | Tuesday March 4, 2014 @ 4:04pm PST

Patrick HughesScreen Gems‘ long-in-the-works redo of Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption now has a director: it’s The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes, who had been rumored for the gig for a while. The script is from Out Of Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Raid 2′

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 11:37am PST

Raid 2Sony Pictures Classics has released a new action-packed trailer for Gareth Evans‘ martial arts sequel The Raid 2 ahead of its Sundance bow tonight. This is a hot ticket in Park City where the first Raid film screened after making a splashy debut at Toronto in 2011. Iko Uwais reprises his role as Rama, the Jakarta cop who battled his way through a tenement filled with criminals in the first pic only to go undercover in the sequel to uncover the corrupt baddies at the top of the food chain. Arifin Putra, Tio Pakusadewo, Oka Antara, and Julie Estelle join the fray in The Raid 2 which also sees the return of Raid actor/stunt choreographer Yayan Ruhian. SPC releases The Raid 2 on March 28 but they’re not the only studio banking on the Raid team. Yesterday at Sundance RADiUS-TWC pre-bought North American rights to Evans’ next project, The Night Takes Us, to be directed by Timo Tjahjanto (Killers) and produced by Evans with original Raid cast members starring. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Indonesian Actioner ‘The Raid 2′

By | Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 4:45pm PST

Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films have unleashed a teaser for Gareth Evans‘ Indonesian martial arts sequel The Raid 2: Berandal, which picks up hours after the events of the widely praised first film. In the sequel, Jakarta cop Rama (Iko Uwais) heads … Read More »

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Sony Classics, Stage 6 Films To Release Indonesian Action Sequel ‘The Raid 2′

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 4:42pm PST

Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films will team up on U.S. distribution of martial arts actioner The Raid 2, the companies announced today. Helmer Gareth Evans made a splash with the first Raid pic, the 2011 Indonesian bone-cruncher The Raid: Redemption, which tracked a doomed squad of cops trapped in a concrete tenement filled with armed thugs. Evans returns to write and direct the sequel, which picks up after the events of the first film and follows cop hero Rama (Iko Uwais) undercover as he infiltrates a ruthless Jakarta crime ring.

Sony’s love affair with the Indonesian action franchise began two years ago at Cannes, where Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions snapped up U.S. distribution rights after screening partial footage. Read More »

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‘The Raid’s Joe Taslim On ‘Fast’ Track

By | Wednesday August 15, 2012 @ 7:19am PDT
Mike Fleming

After the invigorating Indonesian action film The Raid, it’s nice to see star Joe Taslim getting the chance to step up in Hollywood and play the villain in Justin Lin’s The Fast And The Furious 6, opposite … Read More »

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‘The Raid’ Helmer Gareth Evans Makes 7-Figure Pic Deal With Media Rights Capital

By | Monday June 4, 2012 @ 9:41am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Media Rights Capital has closed a deal with Welsh writer/director Gareth Evans for his first English language action drama. Evans will make seven figures to write and direct. They are keeping the plot under wraps, but it will feature … Read More »

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Brad Ingelsby To Script ‘Raid’ Remake For Screen Gems

By | Friday February 3, 2012 @ 3:59pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Brad Ingelsby, the scribe who blazed on the scene with the script The Low Dweller and who recently sold the script Run All Night at Warner Bros, has been tapped by Screen Gems to write the script for … Read More »

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Sony Nabs U.S. Rights For ‘The Raid’ Sequel

By | Thursday February 2, 2012 @ 5:44pm PST

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has pre-bought U.S., Latin American and Spanish rights to the upcoming sequel to Indonesian action feature The Raid, which won the Midnight Madness Award at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Tentatively titled Berandal for … Read More »

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2012 Sundance: WME Signs ‘The Raid’ Helmer Gareth Evans

By | Wednesday January 18, 2012 @ 4:55pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the Sundance premier of the Indonesian action film The Raid, director Gareth Evans has signed with WME. All the agencies have been courting him since that martial arts film made its premiere at Toronto, where it won the Midnight Madness Award. Read More »

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Sony Pictures Classics Releasing ‘The Raid’

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 12:32pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics has been set to release The Raid, the Gareth Evans-directed martial arts film that won the Midnight Madness Award at the recent Toronto Film Festival. It is also rumored to be en route to the … Read More »

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Screen Gems Pacts To Remake ‘The Raid’

By | Wednesday November 9, 2011 @ 3:37pm PST

Screen Gems has acquired remake rights to The Raid, the Gareth Evans-directed Indonesian action movie that won the Midnight Madness sidebar’s audience award at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions had picked up U.S. distribution rights to … Read More »

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Toronto: ‘The Raid’ Helmer Gareth Evans Signs With Management 360

By | Tuesday September 20, 2011 @ 2:56pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: While buyers were a little lukewarm about a lot of the 2011 Toronto Film Festival fare, there was much buzz about The Raid, the Gareth Evans-directed martial arts film that won the Midnight Madness Award. The distribution rights … Read More »

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Toronto: ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ Wins Audience Award, ‘The Raid’ Gets Midnight Madness, ‘Island President’ Wins Docu Prize

Mike Fleming

The 2011 Toronto Film Festival is drawing to a close, and the festival just handed out its prizes. The winners:

Cadillac People’s Choice Award
Nadine Labaki-directed Where Do We Go Now?

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary
Jon Shenk-directed The Island President

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Toronto: Midnight Madness Title ‘The Raid’ Gets New Soundtrack

By | Friday September 9, 2011 @ 12:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The Raid, which had its Midnight Madness screening last night, is getting a soundtrack overhaul. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has been hired to create a new musical score for a film that was acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide … Read More »

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