Talks of a remake of Indonesian action movie 'The Raid' have been going on for years now. But with these names behind the project, it's closer to happening than ever.
The 2011 feature was renamed 'The Raid: Redemption' in recent years due to rights issues and so that writer-director Gareth Evans could develop it into a franchise.
There was a sequel in 2014 that was received well by critics and fans.
The reimagining of 'The Raid' is going to Netflix.
The new movie will be co-penned and directed by Patrick Hughes.
James Beaufort will write the script alongside him.
Hughes previously helmed 'The Expendables 3' as well as 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' and its sequel 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard'.
Gareth Evans is a exec producer while Michael Bay and XYZ Films have also boarded as producers.
Range Media Partners, which represents Evans, Bay and Hughes, is another exec producer.
The new take on 'The Raid' is moving from the original setting of Jakarta, Indonesia to Philadelphia, USA.
Deadline reports: "This version is set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested “Badlands,” where an elite undercover DEA task force climbs a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin."
A statement from the producers reads: "We're incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film.
"It's 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."