One of Netflix’s most popular acquisitions in 2022 so far has been the US remake of The robbery, which was directed by Gareth Evans. This high-octane take on the action flick has brought together Hollywood heavyweights like Michael Bay, Gareth Evans and Patrick Hughes. The news that Netflix had picked up the rights came in January 2022.
The film is directed by Patrick Hugheswhose credits include: The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Expendables 3 as well as the upcoming Netflix action comedy movie The man from Torontowhich will be released exclusively on Netflix on June 24.
The producers released a joint statement about the project:
“We are incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film. It’s a decidedly original take on the material, promising to pay a lot of respect to the original film, while also offering a fresh approach and perspective that will chart its own course in the action genre.”
The American remake of The Raid has been in development for several years and several versions are under consideration. The most recent revision was in development at Sony’s Screen Gems development center. However, that remake was scrapped in October 2015 with only XYZ movies still involved in the project and now continuing to work on the film with Netflix.
XYZ Films has also partnered with Netflix for some upcoming movies that are already on Netflix. Their upcoming slate includes Tom Hardy’s havoc† I came byand Code 8: Part II† Movies already available include those from 2021 stowaway† Apostleand ARQ†
It’s reported that the project didn’t get a new lease of life until Michael Bay met Patrick Hughes, as they both clicked, as they’re both made from the same material due to their high-octane action tires.
Bay mainly produced Netflix’s 6 Underground†
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s American remake The robbery†
What is it about? The robbery†
Written and directed by Gareth Evans, the original film followed an elite Indonesian SWAT team who find themselves trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of assassins and villains. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and was immediately acclaimed for its crazy action sequences and made Evans one of the festival’s biggest stars.
this version of The robbery would be set in Philadelphia’s drug-infested “Badlands,” where an elite undercover DEA task force climbs a ladder of cartel informants to get hold of an elusive kingpin.
Here’s the trailer for the original The robbery†
Who has been poured in? The robbery†
As of May 2022, the cast for the American remake of The robbery remake hasn’t been revealed yet, but given the producers, we can expect quite a few big names.
What is the production status of? The robbery†
Netflix’s The robbery is still in active development, meaning the script is currently being written and revised, followed by pre-production.
What is the Netflix release date for? The robbery†
Netflix hasn’t announced any dates for The robberybut given the very early stage of development, we can probably only expect a 2023 release date.