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'Expendables 3' Helmer Hired for 'The Raid' Remake, Hemsworth Brothers Eyed for Lead Roles

February 21, 2014 (4:02 am) GMT
Patrick Hughes is tapped to direct the English-language version of the 2011 ultra-violent film, while Chris and Liam Hemsworth are sought to play the leads.
Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth

The American remake to Indonesian martial arts film "" has found its director. The Wrap reports "" director Patrick Hughes has just closed a deal with Screen Gems and XYZ Films to helm the English-language adaptation.

It's also reported that ("") and ("") are mentioned as possible candidates for the lead roles in the film, but nothing has officially been confirmed. Production is expected to begin this fall.

Gareth Evans, who directed, wrote, and edited the original 2011 film and its sequel "" which is set to arrive Stateside on March 28, will serve as an executive producer. Brad Inglesby ("") is tapped to write the script.

The remake will have the same storyline which revolves around a group of elite cops raiding an apartment complex which houses a bunch of violent thugs. According to Evans, the original film's choreographers Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian, who play the lead role Rama and the villain Mad Dog respectively, are wanted to help with the fight scenes in the remake.

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