Gareth Evans to Direct ‘Apostle’; Neil Jordan and Liam Neeson Team for ‘The Trainer’

Update: Dan Stevens will lead Apostle, according to Variety.

Gareth Evans‘ years-long silence — filmmaking-wise; I don’t know what the guy does with his life — may be coming to an end, as a THR article informs us the Raid helmer’s collaborating with Xyz Films and Severn Screen on Apostle. A period thriller, it concerns “a mysterious man who travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister” who’s been “kidnapped by a religious cult, which is demanding a ransom for her return” — presumably leading to a bit of ass-kicking, or so I think when “it soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man.”

The Raid circa some very different time and place is a thrilling proposition, though it may be preferable to see Evans expand his canvas a bit. Apostle seems primed for just that shift.

Meanwhile, Deadline inform us
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