Actor Dev Patel is currently tapped to appear in David Lowery’s The Green Knight this summer in the U.S. from A24. In the meantime, he’s also completed principal photography on Monkey Man, announced initially back in 2018.
Production was reportedly slated for early last year in India, but since relocated to Indonesia due to the Covid-19 pandemic which rocked the world with some territories ramping up safety measures for film production. Cameras reportedly rolled in December, and following a sixty four-day shoot, completed principal photography this past week, according to several sources via recent posts on Twitter, as well as Instagram.
Monkey Man, produced in part by Basil Iwaynk (John Wick, Sicario), is penned by Patel along with Paul Angunawela and John Collee (Hotel Mumbai, Happy Feet, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), and marks Patel’s feature directing debut. He also stars in the film which takes its inspiration in part from the Hindu pantheon, and is billed as a revenge thriller that centers on “the Kid, who emerges from prison to grapple with a world marred by corporate greed and eroding spiritual values”. The film also features the work of local stunt coordinator Udeh Nans (Beyond Skyline, The Queen Of Black Magic), with fight choreography by Brahim Chab (The Driver, Abduction).
The video below, which is also circulating on Twitter, was featured over the weekend on the official Instagram page for Pejuang Stunt Team.