Gareth Evans first battled a cult in our V/H/S/2 segment “Safe Haven”, and now he’s doing a full feature film that sounds like a genre version of Taken.
Also the director of hit Indonesian martial arts film The Raid and its sequel, THR reports that Evans will write and direct period thriller Apostle, about a mysterious man who travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister.
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.
XYZ Films, Severn Screen and Evans’ One More One Productions will produce the project, with XYZ, which is handling international sales, introducing it to buyers at AFM in Santa Monica. The film is eyeing a March 2017 start of production in the U.K.