Gareth Evans (Merantau, The Raid, The Raid 2, Gangs Of London) is directing action thriller, Havoc, for Netflix, as announced by the streamer on Friday. The film, which will star Tom Hardy (Dunkirk, Venom, Legend) will stand as first in line from an exclusive directing/producing deal Evans has signed with the company for the next several years, following fhe streamer’s release of his 2018 period psych horror thriller, Apostle.
After a drug deal gone wrong, a bruised detective must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son, while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that ensnares his entire city.
Hardy is also producing, as will Evans via his One More One Productions banner, next to Ed Talfan for Severn Screen and Aram Tertzakian for XYZ Films. Evans previously teased the project a little bit back in 2019, prior to XYZ’s own Todd Brown formally stating about the project during a shared panel last year at the Danish Film Institute with Vivarium co-producer Alexander Brøndsted.
Other partnering credits between Netflix and XYZ include iBoy, ARQ, Bushwick, I Don’t Feel At Home in this World Anymore, Mercy, and The Night Comes For Us.
H/T: Collider‘s Jeff Sneider