Tom Hardy + Gareth Evans, coming to Netflix 💥
Evans will produce and direct films for Netflix for the next several years. First up? HAVOC, starring Tom Hardy (who will also produce) as a detective rescuing a politician's son while unraveling a web of corruption in his city. pic.twitter.com/vSQWMBQYIe
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The Dunkirk actor will be producing it along with Evans for One More One Productions, Ed Talfan for Severn Screen, Aram Tertzakian for XYZ Films.
Havoc will be about a drug deal gone wrong, and how 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 ensnares his entire city, as per Netflix’s synopsis.
Evans has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to produce and direct films for the studio for the next several years. Havoc will be the first feature under the new creative partnership.
Evans is a multi-award winning Welsh film director, screenwriter, editor, and action choreographer. He is best known for his Indonesian action-crime films Merantau, The Raid and The Raid 2, which brought the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat into world cinema. He has previously collaborated with Netflix, XYZ and Severn Screen on the 2018 horror/thriller Apostle starring Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen and Kristine Froseth after returning from Indonesia. He and long-time collaborator Matt Flannery have since co-created the TV series “Gangs of London” for Sky Atlantic and AMC on which Ed Talfan served as Producer for the critically acclaimed Fifth Episode.
Havoc continues Netflix and XYZ’s relationship, which also includes previous features iBoy, ARQ, Bushwick, I Don’t Feel At Home in this World Anymore, Mercy, and The Night Comes For Us.
This will be the OTT platform’s second such affiliation with independent directors, with the first being the Marriage Story director Noam Baumbach being brought under Neflix in January. Baumbach will be writing and directing Netflix’s adaptation of White Noise, Don DeLillo’s novel of the same.
The other deals, as reported by What’s On Netflix, include David Fincher, who has signed a four-year deal with Netflix and thus, also has his film Mank as one of Netflix’s big contenders for the big awards, and Guillermo del Toro, the director of the Academy Award winning film The Shape of Water, to name a few.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have also struck a deal with the OTT giant for majorly curating kids’ content.