Apostle Review

With The Raid and its sequel, director Gareth Evans established himself as one of the most exciting action directors working today. With Apostle, which is currently streaming on Netflix, Evans has established himself as one of the most exciting folks making horror movies as well. In other words, anything with his name on it is worthy of your attention.

Apostle is a throwback to old school English horror, with Dan Stevens playing a damaged and dangerous man who infiltrates an island cult to rescue his sister. However, it’s not all cheeky Wicker Man references – Evans fills this film with dread and gore and sequences of horrible intensity that demand to be barely watched from behind your hands. It’s perfect Halloween viewing.

I sat down with Evans following the world premiere of Apostle at Fantastic Fest last month and we spoke about the film’s period setting, why he made this instead of The Raid 3, refusing to hide the story’s supernatural elements, directing scenes of extreme violence, and what great horror movies you should marathon alongside his movie. We also debut a very cool new poster for the film, one that perfectly captures the movie’s macabre tone.

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Hopefully you weren’t looking forward to that Gareth Evans directed Deathstroke movie, because it’s not happening. At least, not anytime soon. Evans revealed that the film, which was set to star Joe Manganiello, is dormant, and has been for quite some time. That’s not to say Deathstroke won’t star in his own adventure sometime in the future. Just don’t hold your breath.

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Director Gareth Evans quickly garnered acclaim and demand after delivering the intense, action-packed crime thriller The Raid. Then he upped the ante by coming back with an even more fierce sequel in The Raid 2: Berandal. Since then, fans have been wanting to see Gareth Evans get back behind the camera with The Raid 3 to continue the story of police officer Rama (Iko Uwais). But unfortunately, it’s sounding less and less likely that the sequel will come together. Read More »

Apostle Review

Stepping out of his signature style of riveting action-thrillers, Gareth Evans delivers a delightfully diabolic tale centered around a religious cult in his new film, Apostle. The Welsh filmmaker is known primarily for his fight choreography by way of Indonesian martial arts, yet he presents audiences a slower, more atmospheric horror story filled with a menacing score that supports the brutal mentality and withered imagery of the early 1900s. Read More »

Apostle Trailer

The Raid director Gareth Evans shifts from action to horror with Apostle. The upcoming Netflix film finds Dan Stevens going up against a religious cult that has kidnapped his sister. The film will premiere at Fantastic Fest this month before hitting Netflix in October. Watch the Apostle trailer below.

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apostle poster

Director Gareth Evans is back with his first film since The Raid 2, and it sounds amazing. Apostle is described as an “occult fable” and stars Dan Stevens as a man attempting to rescue his kidnapped sister from sinister religious cult. See the Apostle poster, and scope the full synopsis, below.

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Gareth Edwards TV Show

After making a splash with his relentless action films The Raid and The Raid 2 and preparing to jump to the blockbuster big leagues with the upcoming Deathstroke, director Gareth Evans is making his first foray into the small screen.

This time, Evans is tackling a gangland drama set in contemporary London for HBO’s Cinemax and Sky networks.

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Deathstroke

Gareth Evans, the Welsh director behind The Raid and The Raid 2, is currently in talks to direct a Deathstroke movie as part of the DC Extended Universe. Hey, Warner Bros.? You want to get film fans excited for a Deathstroke movie? This is how you get film fans excited for a Deathstroke movie.

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Apostle synopsis

Director Gareth Evans earned a lifetime of support from me with his impressive martial arts film Merantau and his astounding work on The Raid movies, so it’s safe to say I’m very much looking forward to seeing what he does with his newest film, Apostle. The fact that he’s cast Dan Stevens (Legion) in the lead role and has people like Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) in supporting parts is just icing on the cake.

This morning, Evans released the first official image from the movie – which has a bit of a There Will Be Blood vibe to it – along with the official synopsis, both of which you can find below.
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Late last year, we learned that The Raid and The Raid 2 director Gareth Evans has a new film brewing. It’s a period revenge thriller called Apostle, and it stars Dan Stevens, who’s having quite the moment right now between his turns in Legion and Beauty and the Beast. Now, Netflix has just acquired global distribution rights for the movie, which has new cast members in Michael Sheen, Sing Street’s Lucy Boynton, and more. Read More »