Back in 2011, one of the greatest action flicks of all time, The Raid, hit our screens. Even though it still exists, Michael Bay wants to remake it.

Sigh. Yes, cue tirades about how Hollywood is bereft of new ideas and just keeps plundering the past…

The original, from writer/director Gareth Evans, was a super-tight, incredibly action-packed tale of a S.W.A.T. team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of dodgy types.

The news that it’s being revisited comes via Deadline, who report that the “reimagining” is to be set in Philadelphia, will be produced by Bay, and directed by Australian Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3, the two Hitman’s Bodyguard movies).

Unnamed producers say of the new project: “We’re incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film. It’s a distinctly original take on the material, which promises to pay great respect to the original film while also bringing a fresh approach and perspective that will set its own course in the action genre.”

Hughes has set up a new production company, Huge Film, in Melbourne, and it’s likely that his take on The Raid will be filmed there as well. So, what are the chances that he’ll pull something cool off?

Here’s a reminder of just how good the original The Raid is:

The Raid on DVD and Blu-ray at JB Hi-Fi.