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The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes in negotiations for The Raid remake

Feb. 20, 2014by: Paul Shirey

Update: It's a done deal folks! The Wrap is reporting that Hughes has closed the deal to direct and this will go into production in the fall. Carry on...

Well, this is sure to ruffle some feathers...

Director Patrick Hughes, who is currently in post production on THE EXPENDABLES 3, is in negotiations to tackle THE RAID remake for Screen Gems and XYZ Films. The original film, THE RAID: REDEMPTION, was directed by Gareth Evans and is slated to release the sequel in theaters next month. The Indonesian martial arts/crime caper about "A S.W.A.T. team becoming trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs" became a smash hit for foreign and domestic audiences alike, earning it a high status amongst action fans, which ultimately makes the acceptance of a remake that much more difficult. The remake is expected to follow a similar storyline with a script by Brad Inglesby (OUT OF THE FURNACE). No cast is announced for the pic, but the Hemsworth brothers have been name dropped as potential stars.

THE RAID 2 has already garnered mountains of praise (read our review here) and with excitement already raging for fans to see it for themselves, it's hard to believe that anyone would want to see a remake when the original franchise is already kicking all forms of ass with no sign of decline. Hughes, who previously directed the independent action pic RED HILL, is still early in his career and not quite proven to be able to take on such an undertaking, but I suppose if the action gods of the '80's like him, then something is there. That said, I'd much rather see Hughes take his talent elsewhere, because he'll ultimately be a casualty of the fan rage that is set to erupt in 3...2...1...

THE EXPENDABLES 3 is set for release on August 15, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Would Chris and Liam Hemsworth sway you to see this in any way?
Source: VarietyThe Wrap

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7:33PM on 02/21/2014
Way too soon, and unnecessary.
Way too soon, and unnecessary.
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3:46PM on 02/21/2014
Just the trailer for The Raid 2 is better than anything Hollywood has produced in a long time.
Just the trailer for The Raid 2 is better than anything Hollywood has produced in a long time.
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1:48PM on 02/21/2014
All Hollywood is going to do is sign on and pay 70% of the production budget to one big name actor and use unoriginal action and replace the gore with cheap CGI effects. I will not support this shit.
All Hollywood is going to do is sign on and pay 70% of the production budget to one big name actor and use unoriginal action and replace the gore with cheap CGI effects. I will not support this shit.
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1:09PM on 02/21/2014

I swear

I'm not sure which it is. In the Raid and some other movies (Ong Bak comes to mind) it really looks like the stunt men are getting the living shit kicked out of them. I don't know if making movie over there they allow stunt men to get mangled for a good fight scene or they are just the masters of making it look super real. Either way its not really something a Hollywood made film is going to reproduce.
I'm not sure which it is. In the Raid and some other movies (Ong Bak comes to mind) it really looks like the stunt men are getting the living shit kicked out of them. I don't know if making movie over there they allow stunt men to get mangled for a good fight scene or they are just the masters of making it look super real. Either way its not really something a Hollywood made film is going to reproduce.
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1:06PM on 02/21/2014
I think this is one occasion where the stars of the film will ACTUALLY have to be trained fighters, seeing as the fights were most of the excitement in the original. Hemsworth bros? Nothing against them in general, but not for this.
I think this is one occasion where the stars of the film will ACTUALLY have to be trained fighters, seeing as the fights were most of the excitement in the original. Hemsworth bros? Nothing against them in general, but not for this.
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12:20PM on 02/21/2014
Next they'll announce it's going to be pg-13...
Next they'll announce it's going to be pg-13...
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9:13AM on 02/21/2014

C'mon Hollywood!

Here's a creative idea: Lets remake a movie that already had wide release and success in the US less than 2 years ago! I'm sure it will be better with all white actors speaking English...
Here's a creative idea: Lets remake a movie that already had wide release and success in the US less than 2 years ago! I'm sure it will be better with all white actors speaking English...
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9:12AM on 02/21/2014

To everyone saying this is going to be awful...

The thing that has me optimistic about it is that the director of the original is the executive producer on this one and he's bringing the same choreographers with him.
The thing that has me optimistic about it is that the director of the original is the executive producer on this one and he's bringing the same choreographers with him.
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7:39AM on 02/21/2014
A remake of The Raid makes as much sense as mustard in Cheesecake.
A remake of The Raid makes as much sense as mustard in Cheesecake.
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7:32AM on 02/21/2014
Didn't they already remake the Raid and call it Dredd? And it was awesome. The only good thing about this is it gets people who might not have seen the original, interested in seeing it.
Didn't they already remake the Raid and call it Dredd? And it was awesome. The only good thing about this is it gets people who might not have seen the original, interested in seeing it.
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9:08AM on 02/21/2014
The Dredd script was written first.
The Dredd script was written first.
3:49PM on 02/21/2014
Die Hard, Assault on Precinct 13 and Rio Bravo were all similar scenarios as well, but it doesn't make them all the same movie.
Die Hard, Assault on Precinct 13 and Rio Bravo were all similar scenarios as well, but it doesn't make them all the same movie.
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6:39AM on 02/21/2014

aha...

US needs to start teaching their kids "how to watch a movie with subtitles"...

Or maybe there is an app for that...?
US needs to start teaching their kids "how to watch a movie with subtitles"...

Or maybe there is an app for that...?
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5:19PM on 02/21/2014
If you think this is at the request of a country that doesn't want to read subtitles and not the actions of a cheap ass production company that wants to milk a proven property than you are dumb.
If you think this is at the request of a country that doesn't want to read subtitles and not the actions of a cheap ass production company that wants to milk a proven property than you are dumb.
6:09AM on 02/21/2014
Why?

Seriously give me a good reason why this is happening
Why?

Seriously give me a good reason why this is happening
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4:20AM on 02/21/2014
No please. No thanks. Not required. Don't fuck with an already awesome film. Just dub the original one into english. Or if you really want make a third part with the same guy as the hero and all but set in America or in Europe. Just dont fuck with the original.
No please. No thanks. Not required. Don't fuck with an already awesome film. Just dub the original one into english. Or if you really want make a third part with the same guy as the hero and all but set in America or in Europe. Just dont fuck with the original.
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11:05AM on 02/21/2014
The DvD has a dubbed version
The DvD has a dubbed version
4:18AM on 02/21/2014

What the fuck?

Why don't they at least let Evans direct it himself? What is this shit again? Watered down coffee? Oh, right. Cafe Americano. Good luck with the remake, assholes. I'm getting sick and tired of Hollywood.
Why don't they at least let Evans direct it himself? What is this shit again? Watered down coffee? Oh, right. Cafe Americano. Good luck with the remake, assholes. I'm getting sick and tired of Hollywood.
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2:14AM on 02/21/2014
A Hollywood remake of the Raid can turn out one of two ways: a) a neutered, "mass-market" version with the edges sanded off or b) hardcore and visceral like the original, just in English. Either approach is redundant.
A Hollywood remake of the Raid can turn out one of two ways: a) a neutered, "mass-market" version with the edges sanded off or b) hardcore and visceral like the original, just in English. Either approach is redundant.
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4:35AM on 02/21/2014
Something tells me Jedd it'll be option A.
Something tells me Jedd it'll be option A.
2:03AM on 02/21/2014
So we have The Raid remake which I'm sure will be PG-13. What's next? The Filipino hit "On The Job"?
So we have The Raid remake which I'm sure will be PG-13. What's next? The Filipino hit "On The Job"?
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1:49AM on 02/21/2014
Since there's not much dialog in this film, the target audience of this remake must be people who don't like Asians.
Since there's not much dialog in this film, the target audience of this remake must be people who don't like Asians.
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1:22AM on 02/21/2014
Welcome to Hollywood's Mind, where logic does not exist!
Welcome to Hollywood's Mind, where logic does not exist!
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1:22AM on 02/21/2014
This will be a forgettable movie at best.
This will be a forgettable movie at best.
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1:03AM on 02/21/2014
This is stupid. Whatever they do in Hollywood will never measure up to the intensity of the original Raid. The Hollywood studio system doesn't allow the stunts and grueling choreography that is so prevalent in Asian action cinema. Just compare all the movies Jackie Chan and Jet Li have done in the US compared what they did in Hong Kong!
This is stupid. Whatever they do in Hollywood will never measure up to the intensity of the original Raid. The Hollywood studio system doesn't allow the stunts and grueling choreography that is so prevalent in Asian action cinema. Just compare all the movies Jackie Chan and Jet Li have done in the US compared what they did in Hong Kong!
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12:56AM on 02/21/2014
Pretty sure it's already been remade with Dredd
Pretty sure it's already been remade with Dredd
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4:22AM on 02/21/2014
Yeah..Dredd really did look something like Raid.
Yeah..Dredd really did look something like Raid.
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12:54AM on 02/21/2014
I feel sorry for the guy. He can only loose.
I feel sorry for the guy. He can only loose.
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12:27AM on 02/21/2014

whatever

the best part of the Raid: Redemption was the fight scenes.
the second best part of the Raid: Redemption was the concept (swat team vs gangsters in one building)
the third best part of the Raid: Redemption was the title.

i bet they're just taking 2 and 3 and then doing some explosions and shaky cam with the Hemsworths. it will probably make money.
the best part of the Raid: Redemption was the fight scenes.
the second best part of the Raid: Redemption was the concept (swat team vs gangsters in one building)
the third best part of the Raid: Redemption was the title.

i bet they're just taking 2 and 3 and then doing some explosions and shaky cam with the Hemsworths. it will probably make money.
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12:22AM on 02/21/2014
To anyone asking why we can't popularize the original film rather than the announced remake, you realize we're a fairly esoteric group? I tried to find this film a week after it's Bluray release in San Jose California, an area with a extremely diverse population, at several large scale chains without success. Granted, I probably would have found the film through specialty video stores. But I was LOOKING for the film - what hope does your average film seeker have? Instead of rebelling against
To anyone asking why we can't popularize the original film rather than the announced remake, you realize we're a fairly esoteric group? I tried to find this film a week after it's Bluray release in San Jose California, an area with a extremely diverse population, at several large scale chains without success. Granted, I probably would have found the film through specialty video stores. But I was LOOKING for the film - what hope does your average film seeker have? Instead of rebelling against the remake, I want to see these ideas brought to a larger audience. Spread these concepts around, see what germinates.
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12:35AM on 02/21/2014
Hopefully. they are taking the source material, Westernizing it for appeal, and perhaps improving on it's script - I say no harm. As long as this is not another instance of the remake of Bangkok Dangerous, Hollywood could use an infusion of new ideas.
Hopefully. they are taking the source material, Westernizing it for appeal, and perhaps improving on it's script - I say no harm. As long as this is not another instance of the remake of Bangkok Dangerous, Hollywood could use an infusion of new ideas.
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12:17AM on 02/21/2014

i'm usually not opposed to remakes...

but The Raid was so original in it's fight style and choreography... if this remake doesn't bring anything new to the table, then just don't do it.

oh and the thing with americans and subtitles? there are dubbed versions of the original hahah. plus no one enjoyed the raid for it's mind blowing dialogue anyways so lets stop with that.
but The Raid was so original in it's fight style and choreography... if this remake doesn't bring anything new to the table, then just don't do it.

oh and the thing with americans and subtitles? there are dubbed versions of the original hahah. plus no one enjoyed the raid for it's mind blowing dialogue anyways so lets stop with that.
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11:14PM on 02/20/2014

Jesus christ

This would all be avoided if stupid people in America didn't scoff and cry about seeing films that are subtitled. God forbid you have to read dialogue.
This would all be avoided if stupid people in America didn't scoff and cry about seeing films that are subtitled. God forbid you have to read dialogue.
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11:52PM on 02/20/2014
What Americans are complaining about reading subtitles? Did you even watch the Raid? There isn't a whole lot of dialog to begin with.
What Americans are complaining about reading subtitles? Did you even watch the Raid? There isn't a whole lot of dialog to begin with.
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11:00PM on 02/20/2014

Don't remake it

I just don't think you can replicate the fight sequences from that film. I would however like to see a remake of The Host, sue me but I would.
I just don't think you can replicate the fight sequences from that film. I would however like to see a remake of The Host, sue me but I would.
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9:58PM on 02/20/2014

Wait til it comes out....

Everyone needs to get over the remake issues....This is no different than Frank Miller take on Batman vs Grant Morrison's take on Batman or Tim Burton vs Nolans. Now I would be upset if they didnt change alot of things....everyone is talking about which martial arts action hero. Why do a total redo? Make it more like an action movie than a martial arts movie. As long as it isnt a shot for shot remake ala Psycho, I will give it a chance....
Everyone needs to get over the remake issues....This is no different than Frank Miller take on Batman vs Grant Morrison's take on Batman or Tim Burton vs Nolans. Now I would be upset if they didnt change alot of things....everyone is talking about which martial arts action hero. Why do a total redo? Make it more like an action movie than a martial arts movie. As long as it isnt a shot for shot remake ala Psycho, I will give it a chance....
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8:51PM on 02/20/2014
The Raid was so good-and Raid 2 seems to be even better- cause of the team behind it.
Uniquely gifted fighters and fight choreographers and above all an uniquely gifted action director.
Impossible to replicate. I cant see how Hollywood could make it into anything not cringe-worthy by comparison.
The Raid was so good-and Raid 2 seems to be even better- cause of the team behind it.
Uniquely gifted fighters and fight choreographers and above all an uniquely gifted action director.
Impossible to replicate. I cant see how Hollywood could make it into anything not cringe-worthy by comparison.
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8:24PM on 02/20/2014
Christ, I was hoping The Raid would slip under the cracks and away from Hollywood's hands but I guess those bastards caught wind.
Christ, I was hoping The Raid would slip under the cracks and away from Hollywood's hands but I guess those bastards caught wind.
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8:23PM on 02/20/2014

From IMDb Dredd Page:

Isn't this just ripping off The Raid?

No. 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. Dredd
Isn't this just ripping off The Raid?

No. 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. Dredd producer / screenwriter, Alex Garland: "Honestly, I really don't believe that The Raid ripped off Dredd. And we didn't rip them off either. The timing doesn't allow for it - not that time-based logic has stopped many film journalists from suggesting that we stole their material."

So, Dredd is not a rip-off of The Raid. As for this remake: bad idea.
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7:58PM on 02/20/2014

This is a terrible idea

With that out of the way, can some of you guys stop saying "Dredd" is a remake of "The Raid"? Nevermind "Dredd" was in production before "The Raid", the similarities between the two films are coincidental.
With that out of the way, can some of you guys stop saying "Dredd" is a remake of "The Raid"? Nevermind "Dredd" was in production before "The Raid", the similarities between the two films are coincidental.
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7:54PM on 02/20/2014
An American remake would miss the mark, unless they get Scott Adkins to star in it.
An American remake would miss the mark, unless they get Scott Adkins to star in it.
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7:43PM on 02/20/2014
Did they not learn anything from Oldboy? Plus, there already was an American remake and it was called Dredd. Not that that movie wasn't awesome either. The only one I'll let slide is The Departed. Not everyone is Martin Scorsese.
Did they not learn anything from Oldboy? Plus, there already was an American remake and it was called Dredd. Not that that movie wasn't awesome either. The only one I'll let slide is The Departed. Not everyone is Martin Scorsese.
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7:41PM on 02/20/2014
As neutral as I am on remakes of Foreign masterpieces (Just caught Spike Lee's Oldboy...f'ing hated it), this is one of the worst remake ideas ever. The Raid: Redemption already has a US equivalent in Dredd. Same story structure, both fantastic in their own right. Why doesn't Patrick Hughes helm a sequel to Dredd? The fan base deserves a proper sequel!!!
As neutral as I am on remakes of Foreign masterpieces (Just caught Spike Lee's Oldboy...f'ing hated it), this is one of the worst remake ideas ever. The Raid: Redemption already has a US equivalent in Dredd. Same story structure, both fantastic in their own right. Why doesn't Patrick Hughes helm a sequel to Dredd? The fan base deserves a proper sequel!!!
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7:40PM on 02/20/2014
I am 100% against this remake! The original, only a few years old, was a great movie, the story was simple, the action was 10x better than most films in its genre. It didn't have bad shaky cam, the fights and stunts were well done. Im surethe remake probably wont focus on martial arts, and if it does, I dont care for wire works, so I am not interested in this film. Ok, enough of my mindless rant, TIME FOR SOME GRILLED CHICKEN I JUST MADE!
I am 100% against this remake! The original, only a few years old, was a great movie, the story was simple, the action was 10x better than most films in its genre. It didn't have bad shaky cam, the fights and stunts were well done. Im surethe remake probably wont focus on martial arts, and if it does, I dont care for wire works, so I am not interested in this film. Ok, enough of my mindless rant, TIME FOR SOME GRILLED CHICKEN I JUST MADE!
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7:39PM on 02/20/2014

I hope...

I hope, I so hope it's PG13. And there's no blood. And Taylor Lautner is cast as the lead. Then the movie will be as fun as prison sex. I've heard.
I hope, I so hope it's PG13. And there's no blood. And Taylor Lautner is cast as the lead. Then the movie will be as fun as prison sex. I've heard.
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7:34PM on 02/20/2014
I don't have the energy to go on a rage right now... sigh...
I don't have the energy to go on a rage right now... sigh...
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9:47PM on 02/20/2014
I feel you, let's just act like it didn't happen.
I feel you, let's just act like it didn't happen.
7:34PM on 02/20/2014
If people can't stand to read the subtitles on the original, just watch Dredd. Basically the same movie. No need for this remake.
If people can't stand to read the subtitles on the original, just watch Dredd. Basically the same movie. No need for this remake.
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7:42PM on 02/20/2014
Not the same movie, both good, but not the same.
Not the same movie, both good, but not the same.
7:29PM on 02/20/2014

Why?!

Are people too lazy to read subtitles
Are people too lazy to read subtitles
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7:28PM on 02/20/2014
The Raid: Redemption was fantastic... THERE DOESN"T NEED TO BE A REMAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Raid: Redemption was fantastic... THERE DOESN"T NEED TO BE A REMAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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7:25PM on 02/20/2014
FFS!
FFS!
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7:24PM on 02/20/2014

fuck

Hollywood!
America!
Remakes!
Hollywood!
America!
Remakes!
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7:29PM on 02/20/2014
I get Hollywood and even MOST remakes, but why America?
I get Hollywood and even MOST remakes, but why America?
7:36PM on 02/20/2014
Cos they are wankers that remake just about everything!
Cos they are wankers that remake just about everything!
8:02PM on 02/20/2014
Uh huh... you know that ALL of America A. aren't "wankers" and B. don't make movies. American filmmakers have made original and wonderful films that have been remade in other countries too. I get the hate, but don't blame a whole country when a small percentage make movies and a smaller percentage remake other movies.
Uh huh... you know that ALL of America A. aren't "wankers" and B. don't make movies. American filmmakers have made original and wonderful films that have been remade in other countries too. I get the hate, but don't blame a whole country when a small percentage make movies and a smaller percentage remake other movies.
7:33AM on 02/21/2014
Yeh you "bloody" dildo.
Yeh you "bloody" dildo.
7:23PM on 02/20/2014

fuck

Hollywood!
America!
Remakes!
Hollywood!
America!
Remakes!
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7:22PM on 02/20/2014
That's fantastic news actually, I can't wait to see what Patrick brings to it.

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That's fantastic news actually, I can't wait to see what Patrick brings to it.

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