Havoc, starring Tom Hardy, will be the first film directed by Gareth Evans as part of a recent creative partnership between him and Netflix.

Tom Hardy is dipping his toe into the action genre once again with the upcoming Netflix movie Havoc, headed by director Gareth Evans.

Havoc It will be the first film released by Evans as part of an exclusive multi-year creative partnership with the streaming platform as director and producer. Hardy, who is currently the film’s only revealed cast member, will also serve as producer alongside Evans, Ed Talfan (Severn Screen) and Aram Tertzakian (XYZ Films).

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The plot for Havoc reads as follows: “After a drug deal gone awry, a bruised detective must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son, while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that traps his entire city”.

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As a director, Evans is best known for creating the 2011 film. The raid (released as The Raid: Redemption in the United States) and its 2014 sequel The Raid 2, starring Iko Uwais as the Indonesian police officer Rama. Both films were highly praised for their visceral yet brutal action choreography with the Indonesian Pencak silat martial arts style and popularizing its cinematic appeal to western audiences. In addition to those movies, Evans previously worked with Netflix and XYZ Films on their 2018 horror movie. Apostle and served as the creator of the British television series Gangs of london. Other Netflix-XYZ collaborations include iBoy, Bushwick, Y I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Tom Hardy’s action credentials include in particular taking on the role of Mel Gibson’s Max Rockatansky in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, which is now considered by many to be one of the best action movies of all time. Prior to Path of fury, Hardy previously worked with director Christopher Nolan on both Start and as Bane in the The rise of the Dark Knight, later collaborating with Nolan in 2017 Dunkirk. Most recently, he played Eddie Brock in the Sony-produced Marvel film. Poison, with Hardy set to reprise his role for his next sequel Poison: Let there be carnage.

Directed by Gareth Evans and starring Tom Hardy, Havoc will be released exclusively to Netflix. A release date for the film has yet to be announced.

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