Director Joe Carnahan took to Twitter today to announce his remake of The Raid, alongside actor Frank Grillo. The Raid is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts action survival film written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans. It stars Iko Uwais as a special tactics officer preparing for a raid on a high-rise apartment block in Jakarta's slums. In case you missed it, this is the same exact plot to 2012's Dredd, except it takes place in Mega-City One, instead of Jakarta.
Joe Carnahan tried to alleviate some of the negative feelings regarding the remake, by mentioning Evans involvement.
THE RAID remake will hew closer in tone & feel to THE GREY and NARC.@Ghuevans is producing alongside & has given us his full blessing.— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) February 15, 2017
Then only a few minutes later replied to a "rabid-fanboy-from-Hell" that the film isn't a remake, but a reimagining. Kind of like what Dredd did.
It's not a remake. It's a reimagining of the same scenario.— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) February 15, 2017
Everybody take a deep breath.
We won't disappoint you, rabid-fanboy-from-Hell. https://t.co/ShPcXmng5n
Carnahan is an American director best known for Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey. His latest film was 2014's Stretch.