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Scott Adkins would love to play a part in Patrick Hughes' The Raid remake

1 year agoby:

Yeah, I'm not happy about THE RAID remake either, but all we can do is hope it will be just as vicious as the original. And hey, at least Gareth Evans is executive producing the remake, and maybe director Patrick Hughes will find some actors who actually know martial arts.

Scott Adkins definitely knows a thing or two about throwing down. Total Film recently asked the actor if he's a fan of Gareth Evans' film, and if he's at all interested in the remake.

"I’m a huge fan, I’m a massive fan, and this is no secret: I’m friends with Gareth. And, absolutely, of course I would love to, that’s all I’ll say at this point."

Total Film then asked Adkins if the remake is something he's talked about with people working on the project.

"I’ve spoken to Gareth about it, he’s an executive producer, he’s going to let other people create their version of it, he’s not going to get too involved. I know Gareth would like to work with me in the future – hopefully that does happen. I’m a massive fan, I cannot wait to see Raid 2. Just yesterday we watched that deleted scene, how amazing is that for a deleted scene? The guy is a poet, the guy is a poet. he’s so much more than an action director." 

If there needs to be a remake of Gareth Evans' film, I have no problem with Scott Adkins appearing in this version of THE RAID. BRICK MANSIONS, the upcoming remake of DISTRICT B13 looks decent, so maybe there's hope for THE RAID remake. Hey, I'm just trying to stay positive here. Worst case scenario we get a shitty English version of THE RAID, and it'll just make us appreciate the original even more.

Extra Tidbit: Would you feel better about the project if Scott Adkins was playing the lead in THE RAID remake?
Source: Total Film

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2:03PM on 03/30/2014
Anybody get to see the sequel? We in central Ohio didn't.
Anybody get to see the sequel? We in central Ohio didn't.
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10:28PM on 03/29/2014

Why

Wasn't dredd the remake of the raid? The movie stands on his own! Just read subtitels and watch the movie, it's awesome .... A remake in Hollywood Will NOT deliver
Wasn't dredd the remake of the raid? The movie stands on his own! Just read subtitels and watch the movie, it's awesome .... A remake in Hollywood Will NOT deliver
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12:59AM on 03/30/2014
No, it was not.

Dredd was written and filmed long before The Raid. Dredd's screenplay was written in 2008 and leaked online in 2010. Principal photography on Dredd took place between November and December 2010. The Raid did not go into production until November 2010, and was filmed in March 2011. Until the Summer of 2010, Raid director Gareth Evans had been planning to make an entirely different film and put The Raid together over the next nine months.

People who call it a rip-off or
No, it was not.

Dredd was written and filmed long before The Raid. Dredd's screenplay was written in 2008 and leaked online in 2010. Principal photography on Dredd took place between November and December 2010. The Raid did not go into production until November 2010, and was filmed in March 2011. Until the Summer of 2010, Raid director Gareth Evans had been planning to make an entirely different film and put The Raid together over the next nine months.

People who call it a rip-off or remake don't realize how films work. As this quote from IMDb explains, the script for Dredd precedes The Raid, so give credit where it's due, and the script was already available to the public before The Raid was developed. Neither one ripped-off the other.
8:33PM on 03/29/2014
But who's gonna play MAD DOG?
But who's gonna play MAD DOG?
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2:43PM on 03/29/2014
An actor wanting an acting job!? Say what?!
I always think it's odd when people make a lot from this type of thing.
I do love Scott Adkins though.
An actor wanting an acting job!? Say what?!
I always think it's odd when people make a lot from this type of thing.
I do love Scott Adkins though.
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2:04PM on 03/29/2014

The Raid Remake will help Gareth's career.

Everyone is going to get a front row seat on just how much Gareth Evans directing made an impact on "The Raid" series . I have nothing against Scott Adkins or the other actors slated to be a part of the remake. No directors in Hollywood can deliver and do what Gareth Evans has done to this series. I get the feeling that Gareth is only fronting this remake so he can sit back and watch the fail. The Raid (remake) failure will prove to Hollywood that Gareth is the real deal. Gareth will be able
Everyone is going to get a front row seat on just how much Gareth Evans directing made an impact on "The Raid" series . I have nothing against Scott Adkins or the other actors slated to be a part of the remake. No directors in Hollywood can deliver and do what Gareth Evans has done to this series. I get the feeling that Gareth is only fronting this remake so he can sit back and watch the fail. The Raid (remake) failure will prove to Hollywood that Gareth is the real deal. Gareth will be able to pick and choose his next big budget film without dealing with the typical Hollywood bullshit politics. Christoper Nolan proved himself to Hollywood that he was the real deal by directing the low budget movies "The Following" and "Memento".
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10:41AM on 03/29/2014
Give us : Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Jason Statham and Tony Jaa (as the bad guy)
Give us : Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Jason Statham and Tony Jaa (as the bad guy)
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10:23AM on 03/29/2014
The Raid is one of the best action movies of the decade, no doubt; it made The Expendables look like a bunch of dinosaurs. A remake isn't necessary, but then again, it could work, it's not a particularly complex movie plot-wise.

But yes, if you are going to make it, get people that can actually fight. Adkins is a no-brainer; I can see him playing the Joe Taslim part.

Who else? Maybe Marko Zaror... can't act to save his life but the man has skills.
The Raid is one of the best action movies of the decade, no doubt; it made The Expendables look like a bunch of dinosaurs. A remake isn't necessary, but then again, it could work, it's not a particularly complex movie plot-wise.

But yes, if you are going to make it, get people that can actually fight. Adkins is a no-brainer; I can see him playing the Joe Taslim part.

Who else? Maybe Marko Zaror... can't act to save his life but the man has skills.
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2:44AM on 03/29/2014
I'm a bit mystified by these headlines that go: "So-and-so would love to be cast in such-and-such movie!" Hmm, so an actor would love to have a paid gig? Ya think?
I'm a bit mystified by these headlines that go: "So-and-so would love to be cast in such-and-such movie!" Hmm, so an actor would love to have a paid gig? Ya think?
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2:20AM on 03/29/2014

I hate Hollywood.....

Nothing but remakes and movies the director tries to shoehorn some half-baked ideological message into. I'm finding less and less reason to go to a movie theater (or buy overpriced DVDs).
Nothing but remakes and movies the director tries to shoehorn some half-baked ideological message into. I'm finding less and less reason to go to a movie theater (or buy overpriced DVDs).
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12:35AM on 03/29/2014
The Raid is awesome. The Raid 2 will be awesome. An english remake with Scott Adkins would be awesome too. We can't have enough martial arts action films, even if they are remakes, the fights will be different and that is good enough for me. Who cares if the story line is the same, I don't watch them for that reason. This is not Crouching Tiger territory they are poaching here. Also, Marvel needs to cast Adkins for their Iron Fist Netflix series now.
The Raid is awesome. The Raid 2 will be awesome. An english remake with Scott Adkins would be awesome too. We can't have enough martial arts action films, even if they are remakes, the fights will be different and that is good enough for me. Who cares if the story line is the same, I don't watch them for that reason. This is not Crouching Tiger territory they are poaching here. Also, Marvel needs to cast Adkins for their Iron Fist Netflix series now.
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12:30AM on 03/29/2014
Dear Gareth,
If the has to be a remake of The Raid, please cast Scott in it.
Thank you.
Dear Gareth,
If the has to be a remake of The Raid, please cast Scott in it.
Thank you.
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12:21AM on 03/29/2014
i like scott adkins id love to see him do bigger movies
i like scott adkins id love to see him do bigger movies
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12:16AM on 03/29/2014

?????

Why even bother remaking this movie??? its not like they'll even come remotely close to making it bad ass and making kick ass action scenes leave it alone. If people want to see the movie rent the real one, not some stupid ass english language remake crap. But if this does happen maybe by the grace of the mighty film gods this will turn out to be awesome as well I'm sure evans won't let them screw it up.
Why even bother remaking this movie??? its not like they'll even come remotely close to making it bad ass and making kick ass action scenes leave it alone. If people want to see the movie rent the real one, not some stupid ass english language remake crap. But if this does happen maybe by the grace of the mighty film gods this will turn out to be awesome as well I'm sure evans won't let them screw it up.
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11:10PM on 03/28/2014
Should be interesting to see who they cast for the remake.
Should be interesting to see who they cast for the remake.
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10:39AM on 03/29/2014
So why the negativity ?
So why the negativity ?
1:53PM on 03/29/2014
It's The_Soloist, he doesn't have to explain himself. He just makes statements and votes negatively to something he/she dislikes then moves on. I would be surprised if he/she even followed up on their comments to see replies. Don't waste your breath.

On the subject of this article: CAST HIM! The guy deserves the job and would do very well in that role.
It's The_Soloist, he doesn't have to explain himself. He just makes statements and votes negatively to something he/she dislikes then moves on. I would be surprised if he/she even followed up on their comments to see replies. Don't waste your breath.

On the subject of this article: CAST HIM! The guy deserves the job and would do very well in that role.
5:35PM on 03/29/2014
Nothing against The Soloist. Was just curious.
Nothing against The Soloist. Was just curious.
10:18PM on 03/28/2014
Why not just show up in The Raid 3?
Why not just show up in The Raid 3?
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