Netflix has assembled a strong team when it comes to action movies to remake the classic “Invasion.” Original story producer Gareth Evans will serve as executive producer, joining two other talents from the genre: Patrick Hughes as director and Michael Bay as producer on the film.
The original film was written and directed by Gareth Evans, and follows an elite Indonesian SWAT team that finds itself trapped in a building run by a brutal mobster and his army of assassins and thugs. The story premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and became an instant hit for its utterly insane action sequences.
Following the same elite group as the events of the first film, “Invasion” won a sequel in 2014, which was also produced by Evans. A third film was considered, but it did not take off.
And like everything that is successful and produced outside the United States, Indonesian film is garnering attention from Hollywood for getting the American version, and the idea will eventually become a reality.
Instead of being set in Indonesia, the “Invasion” remake’s story will take place in Philadelphia, and will follow an elite undercover DEA task force using cartel informers to capture an elusive boss.
In addition to Gareth Evans, who became an acclaimed action director after the film, Michael Bay and Patrick Hughes are stalwarts in the genre. Bay has films such as “Bad Boys” and its sequels, “Pearl Harbor,” “Armageddon” and the “Transformers” franchise, on his resume. Hughes has directed films such as ‘The Expendables 3’, ‘Double Blast’ and ‘Double Blast 2: And the First Lady of Crime’.
“Operação Invasão” is available in Brazil on the streaming platform Starz Play.
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