Gareth Evans is no stranger to the world of cults, as evidenced in his awesome V/H/S/2 segment Safe Haven. As reported by THR, he’ll soon be returning to similar subject matter, writing and directing an upcoming feature entitled Apostle.
In the film, the man attempts to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a religious cult, which is demanding a ransom for her return. But it soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man, who digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built.
The period thriller is to be produced by XYZ Films, Severn Screen and Evans’ One More One Productions. XYZ will be handling international sales, introducing it to buyers at AFM in Santa Monica.
Any new project from Welsh-born Evans is worth keeping an eye on. As the man who pushed the boundaries of action cinema in 2011 with Indonesian martial arts film The Raid and again with its epic 2014 sequel, he’s a safe pair of hands to say the least. While The Raid 3 has been promised, no word has yet emerged on when we might see it.
Apostle is due to begin shooting in the UK sometime around March 2017.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)