Read the included caption and that’s pretty much the word so far from director Gareth Huw Evans who is also in toe with Netflix action thriller, Havoc. That film, starring Tom Hardy and Forest Whitaker, will arrive in 2024, and with that long a wait I’d say any news on this 2011 martial arts-infused crime classic is a welcome treat. No word yet on the upcoming remagining though or if The Raid 2 will get an upgrade as well, so let’s all stay tuned and commence the celebration once again!
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If there is ever a filmmaker who knows how to flesh out the best from a multilayered crime thriller, you can bet it’s Gareth Evans whose handling of The Raid films also showed multiple degrees of brutality against flesh with fight scenes that weren’t afraid to stain everything in the room red.
“Vintage British horror” is the goal that director Gareth Huw Evans is now striving for in his latest thriller, Apostle. Years away from the fanfare of The Raid franchise, the official trailer went live on Monday to immerse fans in an entirely different millieu envisioned by the fan-favored director.
Nerdist took to the interwebs to present an exclusive look at the first official poster for upcoming horror thriller, Apostle. It’s the first new-anything since the first still went viral as of May and here with Dan Stevens leading the way and famed Merantau, The Raid and The Raid 2 helmer Gareth Huw Evans directing.
Fan favorite Gareth Huw Evans is on the way with a new serial crime drama, Gangs Of London for HBO’s Cinemax and Sky Atlantic. Looking to bring a new “cinematic viewing experience” as Deadline quotes Evans, the show marks a small-screen first for Pulse Films whose Thomas Benski, Founder and Chief Executive, describes the show as the “ideal calling card” to launch Pulse’s TV slate.
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.