Patrick Hughes (Double Explosive) confirmed that the North American version of Invasion on Netflix will not have the same story as the original. It’s a reimagining.
“It’s not a remake, it’s a reimagining. The idea is to explore everything that was amazing (from the original) under this new approach. It’s a project I’m really, really excited about.”
I told ComicBook.
The creative team also brings Michael Bay (Squad 6) as producer, and the creator of the original franchise, Gareth Evansas executive producer.
Hughes is also co-writing the screenplay with James Beaufort.
According to the official description, this version will take place in the drug-infested region known as the “Badlands” of Philadelphia, where an elite undercover DEA task force must infiltrate a building to capture a crime boss.
”We are incredibly excited about Patrick’s (Hughes) unique vision for this film. It’s a distinctly original take on the material that 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.”
Bay and Evans said in the official statement at the time of the announcement.
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The attempt to create a North American version of Operation Invasion is old.
Originally, Joe Carnahan (The Pursuit) would take care of the direction, while Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy) would be the protagonist.