A third outing for stellar crime feature saga, The Raid, still remains on hold in addition to whatever else director Gareth Huw Evans has in tow from here on out. Gladly that hasn’t kept him down from applying himself on paper and with that, he is now poised to begin filming a new period thriller starting in the UK in March.
Apostle is the name of the film while in the auspices of XYZ Films will will introduce the film to the American Film Market this week for buyers while producing. THR reports on the film whose story sees a mysterious man on a mission to rescue his sister from a religious cult demanding ransom, digging deeper to uncover its the lies and secrets in the process.
The film definitely sounds like a different tone from what Evans is usually known for having applied himself so vehemently with martial arts fans with the aforementioned action franchise, as well as the 2009 film, Merantau. Evans was also working on a script for another actioner titled Blister which he completed nearly a year ago prior to unveiling a refreshing, experimental black-and-white samurai action shortfilm with actress Hannah Al-Rashid, and actors Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman.
It’s anyone’s guess at this point as to when the director will return to the MA genre, although Apostle reads like a terrific, albeit thrilling change of pace. The plot itself sounds intense and I look forward to seeing who leads the way in casting. Evans is also producing Apostle via his More One Productions along with Severn Screen.