In a recent interview with Captain America: The Winter Solider co-star, Frank Grillo, he confirmed that he will be in The Raid remake currently in development. Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) is set to direct the film, and last month Grillo was named as being one of a few actors that the director wanted in the film. The other actors on that list included Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Ethan Hawke. Those other names have yet to be confirmed though. Grillo seems extremely confident that he can kick ass in the movie, and this is what he had to say in the interview with We Got This Covered,
"What people don’t know is that I’m a black belt in jiu jitsu, which I’ve been for 20 years, and I’ve been boxing since I’ve been 15 years old – those are things that come natural to me. Believe it or not, I just got hired to do [the remake of] The Raid… I loved [the original]… we’ve got to do this justice. It’s a fanboy favorite."
Well, it's going to be pretty awesome to see Grillo in action and showing off his skills. He's got some big shoes to film, but 20 years is a lot of experience, and I'm sure he could pull off some pretty badass movies. I like Grillo as an actor, and since this unwanted remake is moving forward anyway, the least I can do is hope it will be decent. I know it won't be as good as the original, but there's a good chance that it will at least be entertaining.