Gareth Evans will return to the director’s chair this August for action thriller, Havoc. Todd Brown, XYZ Films’ Head of International Acquisitions, made the announcement a few weeks ago during a shared panel at the Danish Film Institute with Alexander Brøndsted, co-producer on Lorcan Finnegan’s sci-fi thriller, Vivarium.
Plot details and casting are underwraps for Havoc which marks a reunion for Evans and Brown who share credits dating back to their early partnership on Asian genre titles like The Raid, The Raid 2, V/H/S 2, and Netflix release, Apostle. Evans began teasing the project last summer with a shot of the script, and other pics featuring the pre-vis stunt performers for the project which also rejoins the Welsh director with action coordiantor Jude Poyer following Apostle, and their upcoming Sky gangster drama series, Gangs Of London.
XYZ Films reps international sales on Vivarium which was acquired by Saban Films last July, and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots who previously starred together in Riley Stearns’ darkly comedic karate drama, The Art Of Self-Defense. Vivarium opens in North America in select theaters and Digital beginning March 27.