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Expendables 3 Director Patrick Hughes Confirmed To Make The Raid Remake
The Australian filmmaker's history is filled with a few popular shorts, including the clever paper-based office romance Signs, but he moved into the feature world with 2010’s enjoyable western thriller Red Hill. Not a perfect debut, but one that remained exciting and was a good indicator of Hughes’ potential.
The Raid Remake Confirms Its Director, Eyes Chris And Liam Hemsworth
The Raid: Redemption is one of those movies that’s so bare bones that one could remake it for America and no one would even realize it. The first wasn’t exactly a crossover smash, pulling in $4.1 million domestically. And the whole highrise fighting element is basically a sidescrolling beat-‘em-up video game.
The Raid: Redemption Sequel Will Start Two Hours After The End Of The First Film
One element that I really love about writer/director Gareth Evans' The Raid: Redemption is the way that it completely ignores human biology. Characters in that movie are shot, stabbed, kicked, punched and slammed into walls, yet the heroes would just dust themselves off and move on to the next fight. It's not hard to imagine that every surviving character was rushed to a hospital immediately after the events of the film...
The 10 Best Action Movie Scenes Of 2012
This year, the industry’s top action directors choreographed breathless scenes in dingy Indonesian tenements, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in cramped European hotel rooms and beneath the streets of Gotham City. Here are the 10 Best Action Scenes from 2012.
The Raid Director Locks Sequel Script, Co-Star Confirmed As Fast Six Villain
IMDB lists Taslim’s character as Jah, while Deadline describes the enemy as “a cold-blooded killer who uses martial arts and parkour skills to fight against the Fast crew.” The site makes the inevitable connection to Jet Li transitioning from Asian cinema to a villain’s role in Lethal Weapon 4
First Dredd Trailer Shows Off Karl Urban's Growl And A Familiar Plot
OK, so I get that in the original Judge Dredd movie the character wears a helmet, and in the comics he never takes it off-- but even though they've compromised by showing the lower half of Urban's face, it still takes a lot away from his charisma and from any attachment you can develop for the character.
Interview: Gareth Evans On His Stunning Action Film The Raid
In America, we don't really make straightforward action movies anymore, preferring our heroes who beat up the bad guys to be wearing superhero costumes or driving fast cars. But all of a sudden, in Indonesia, the action movie is getting an amazing revival,
SXSW Video Blog: The Raid And Safety Not Guaranteed
Moviehole columnist Adam Frazier and I continue to weigh in on the South By Southwest film festival, jumping on camera whenever time allows to record quick video reactions to the various films programmed at this amazing Austin event
SXSW: The Raid, Compliance And The Festival's First Bomb
Here are quick hits on what I’ve seen since. I’ll start at the bottom and work my way up to the top, which means we begin with Frankie Goes Boom, my first -- and so far only -- bust of this year’s fest.
The Raid Gets A Brand New Title And Kick-Ass Trailer
This year is backed with big Hollywood blockbuster action films, from the superhero adventures of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, to thrillers like The Bourne Legacy and Skyfall. But even the biggest action fans might be overlooking one title: Gareth Evans' The Raid.
The Raid Producers Confirm Plans For A Sequel
The sequel, which producers hope to begin filming toward the end of 2012, will return action star Iko Uwais and his director, Gareth Huw Evans, for a feature tentatively titled Berendal. As is the case with most sequels, this one will have a larger budget than its predecessor, though details are being kept in the dark about where the story might go from here
SXSW Announces 2012 Film Festival Lineup
Those paying attention to films that played past festivals – and left with great acclaim – will be thrilled to see that SXSW 2012 has programmed Gareth Evans’ The Raid, Bobcat Goldthwait’s pitch-black God Bless America, and William Friedkin’s Killer Joe
Sundance Video Blog #3: Celeste And Jesse, The Raid, And A Huge Blizzard
Saturday was hands-down the worst weather I'd ever seen in Park City. The day started off with heavy snow and pretty much never let up, which made every single shuttle bus-- the crucial link to getting anywhere in town-- slow to a crawl, and walking down even the slightest incline a major challenge
Must Watch: Kick-Ass Action Scene From The Raid
Last year's Toronto International Film Festival premiered many of the films that are now very much involved in the on-going awards race, but there was one title in particular that caught a lot of people's attention: Gareth Evans' The Raid. An epic action film out of Indonesia, critics that saw the movie during its midnight screening couldn't have loved it more...
The Raid Could Reach U.S. Theaters Next Spring
Sony Pictures Classics is gearing up to distribute The Raid, and might even bring the TIFF smash to the Sundance Film Festival in January. Deadline also confirms that Sony Pictures Classics honchos Tom Bernard and Michael Barker aim to release The Raid in U.S. theaters next spring.