Taylor Kitsch Offered Lead in Raid Remake

Taylor Kitsch Offered Lead in Raid RemakeThere’s absolutely no reason that I can think of to remake the Indonesian fight flick The Raid, but it seems as if Hollywood is dead set on making an English-language version of the film. The Wrap just checked in with a rather interesting story.

According to the site, as rumors swirl regarding the second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” Taylor Kitsch has been offered the lead in Screen Gems’ remake of The Raid. While Kitsch’s team has been pushing HBO and “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto to cast him as the young male lead of the second season, they’ve been positioning him for The Raid remake in the meantime.

Brad Ingelsby penned the script, and Patrick Hughes is on board to direct. XYZ Films is producing the pic.

In the 2014 original an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team raids a building where a gangster and his thugs are embedded, and chaos ensues. The remake will have a similar storyline.

The Raid: Redemption

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