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The Raid's Gareth Evans to direct Breaking the Bank

May. 4, 2012by: Niki Stephens
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Universal has picked up the rights to BREAKING THE BANK as a film for THE RAID's Gareth Evans to direct.

Before I go on, if you haven't seen THE RAID, do so. You'll be in for a nice little surprise.

If you have seen it, or even heard the buzz, then you know that it wouldn't be long before Evans got to take on something with a bigger budget. BREAKING THE BANK is based on the non-fiction book by Howard Sounes, Heist: The Inside Story of the Worlds Biggest Robbery, and the Sports Illustrated article Breaking The Bank by L. Jon Wertheim.

BREAKING THE BANK, "is based on the life of former UFC fighter Lightning Lee Murray, a mixed martial arts street brawler who masterminded the largest cash heist in history in England in 2006."

In 2009, Darren Aronofsky was originally set to take on the project, but wound up moving on to other films.

Source: Deadline

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10:48PM on 05/05/2012
He's playing with the big boys now. As a martial arts film junkie, I've been following him closely since Merantau was released. I hope Hollywood doesn't water him down, which happens to too many young up-and-coming talents. Just let him do the whatever the fuck he wants.
He's playing with the big boys now. As a martial arts film junkie, I've been following him closely since Merantau was released. I hope Hollywood doesn't water him down, which happens to too many young up-and-coming talents. Just let him do the whatever the fuck he wants.
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9:12PM on 05/05/2012
I'm very excited about the news. I got to meet Evans, and he was really nice and looks much older than the picture above.
I'm very excited about the news. I got to meet Evans, and he was really nice and looks much older than the picture above.
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8:36AM on 05/05/2012
Ahhh Gareth Evans. I keep mixing him up with Gareth Edwards from Monsters. Kept wondering why that credit was never added to the aticle.
Ahhh Gareth Evans. I keep mixing him up with Gareth Edwards from Monsters. Kept wondering why that credit was never added to the aticle.
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6:43AM on 05/05/2012

Good stuff

About time Wales had a really good filmmaker. Can see his career taking off after The Raid and the story of this bank robbery is brilliant as well folks.
About time Wales had a really good filmmaker. Can see his career taking off after The Raid and the story of this bank robbery is brilliant as well folks.
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6:17AM on 05/05/2012
A promising young director, sounds like a good script if Aaronofsky was interested
A promising young director, sounds like a good script if Aaronofsky was interested
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