Netflix has released the first Apostle trailer for the long-awaited new film from writer/director Gareth Evans, who helmed the amazing action franchise The Raid.
However, Evans enters totally different territory here, as Apostle is set in 1905 and stars Dan Stevens as Thomas Richardson, a man who travels to a secluded, idyllic island where his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. But once Thomas arrives, he finds far more sinister goings-on lurking under the surface.
The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built.
This trailer is bold, bloody, tense and frankly, terrifying. Evans is about to prove yet again that he’s one of the best directors around. Why on Earth couldn’t they give him the new Bond movie?
The cast is pretty impressive too. Michael Sheen lends his unique style to the film as its villain, charismatic cult leader Prophet Malcolm and Stevens has already proven to be leading man material with the The Guest. Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth and Paul Higgins also star.
Apostle will be available on Netflix on October 12th.
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