Expendables 3’s Patrick Hughes To Direct The Raid US Remake

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American film buffs totally embraced Gareth Evans’ Indonesian thriller The Raid (the sequel even premiered at Sundance this year), so naturally studio bigwigs want an American version of their very own.

The Wrap reports Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes has closed a deal to direct the English language remake and production is slated to begin in the fall.

While the original starred martial arts experts including the lead, Iko Uwais, Hughes will be targeting more US-audiences-friendly stars like Shia LaBeouf, who had drawn interest prior to his bag-over-head antics, and more recently the Aussie acting brothers Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth.

But without any real aptitude for the style of fighting that made the original film so popular, what is even the point?

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