The Expendables 3 filmmaker signed up to tackle the revamp last year (14), with Taylor Kitsch and Frank Grillo allegedly attached to star, but the movie never moved into production.

Kitsch is reportedly no longer involved in the movie, and now reports suggest Hughes has also quit The Raid, while bosses at distributor Screen Gems have departed the project, too.

The original 2012 release focused on members of an elite police task force who are pitted against the city's most dangerous villains.

Gareth Edwards directed The Raid: Redemption and its 2014 sequel, The Raid 2, both of which starred Indonesian actor Iko Uwais.