Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Evans' Next, THE NIGHT COMES FOR US, Gets Distribution
Digital Spy reports that director Gareth Evans will be on board his next film, THE NIGHT COMES FOR US after BERANDAL (a.k.a. THE RAID: REDEMPTION) wraps filming this month. The articles state that Evans, most known for push-kicking action fans into a new era of martial arts cinema with Indonesian action vehicles, MERANTAU and the recent success of THE RAID: REDEMPTION, will serve as action director for the U.K.-based production.
In the film, Joe Taslim will star as a mob enforcer who struggles to seek atonement after inadvertantly causing a massacre. The film was previously reported as being neither a martial arts film nor a horror of any kind, with the former being a little difficult to comprehend considering Indonesian action favorite Yayan Ruhian is going to be in it as well, unless Ruhian himself is looking to evolve and stand out more dramatically as an actor, which I think is a brillant idea considering the love he has earned from action fans alike. Moreover, given the recent poster that was shared to the public, I take it that this will have some type of action in it to help showcase Taslim's evolving nature as the industry's next international cross-over success story, post-Jackie Chan and Jet Li, next to fellow 'Raid' co-star and Expendables 3 hopeful, Iko Uwais.
With the successes of all film's mentioned, Evans and Taslim have set themselves up perfectly for what is looking to be another great year ahead in martial arts and action cinema history.
THE NIGHT COMES FOR US is slated to begin filming this fall with director Timo Tjahjanto, who is also slated to release his next film, KILLERS, later this year. XYZ Films, which is co-producing the film with Evans' company, PT Merantau, has sold distribution rights to select territories woldwide under Sony, including North American distribution rights to Sony Pictures Classics.
Joe Taslim stars as 'Jah' in this week's North American release of Fast And Furious 6, directed by Justin Lin.