Havoc is the upcoming crime drama starring Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Venom). The film will be directed and written by Gareth Evans. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming action thriller.
Gareth Evans is best known for his Indonesian martial arts films such as The raid, the raid 2, and merantau, through which he brought the Indonesian martial art of Pencak silat to world cinema. Evans is also known for creating and directing the critically acclaimed series for Sky Atlantic. London gangs starring joe cole (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders) and Michelle Fairley (game of Thrones).
Netflix’s overall deal with Evans has been in the works for a while, according to deadline, and both parties wanted to make sure Tom Hardy was locked up before they announced anything. Netflix really liked Evans’ style and began to strike a deal after they collaborated on the 2018 horror-thriller. Apostle, starring Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen and Lucy Boynton.
The producers behind Netflix Havoc are Gareth Evans for One More One Productions (Apostle), Ed Talfan for Severn Screen (Apostle, The Pembrokeshire Murders) and Aram Tertzakian for XYZ Films (Mandy, the silence). Lead star Tom Hardy is also set to produce.
What is the plot of Havoc?
The official Netflix logline Havoc has been revealed through Deadline:
“The story is set after a drug deal gone bad, when a bruised detective must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue the son of a politician, while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that ensnares his entire city».
Evans spoke about the movie in 2021 to Forbes and suggested that it won’t become a franchise and is designed to be a standalone project.
He he told the outlet, “That is a film that is definitely an independent project. There are no current plans for it to become a franchise. I think on a project-by-project basis, if I introduce something and I feel like it has legs, and it could be a part two or three or whatever, that’s definitely a conversation to have.»
Who is in the cast of Netflix? Havoc?
In February 2021, Tom Hardy was announced to star in the Netflix series Havoc. Hardy will play the main character, Walker, the aforementioned ‘bruised detective’. Hardy is known for his roles in many movies and television series, including The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road, Venom, Capone, Origin, Peaky Blinders, and more.
On March 22, 2021, Whitaker Forest was announced to co-star Havoc along with Hardy. Details of Whitaker’s character are still under wraps. Whitaker previously starred in the Netflix original Christmas musical. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.
On June 28, Timothy Olyphant It was also confirmed to star Havoc. More cast members were also announced, adding the talents of jessie mei li, justin cornwelland Yann Yann Yeo.
The remaining supporting cast members have been confirmed to be Quelin Sepulveda, luis guzman, sunny pangand michelle waterson.
What is the production status of Havoc?
filming for Havoc started on July 8, 2021, in Cardiff, Wales. Production lasted a few months before officially coming to an end on October 22, 2021.
Various locations in South Wales were used, such as Barry Island Pleasure Park and Brangwyn Hall in Swansea.
TO report in September 2021 suggests that Cardiff was made into a «snowy Americana scene» for the film which is set in Bute Street. According to their report, «Residents and business owners on Bute Street received a letter from Netflix last week about filming over four nights between September 27 and 30.»
Since October, the feature has been in post-production, but in an update (see post below), Gareth Evans claimed that the film had additional filming work to do.
When Havoc release on Netflix?
As filming wrapped in October 2021, many would be forgiven for thinking Havoc it would be released on Netflix in 2022. However, this was obviously not the case, as the movie has now been pushed back to 2023 or even 2024.
With that said, Havoc Notably, it was not included in the 2023 movie list submission.
That said, a director’s update in November 2022 suggests the film could still be targeting a 2023 release, but it sounds like it could be a squeeze.
In the post, Gareth Evans states:
“Fully aware of my radio silence regarding Havoc for some time, I just wanted to take the opportunity to update you all on the progress of the film after seeing a number of questions pop up in some of my posts lately.
We’re still pushing ourselves, doing everything we can to make the movie the best it can be. Part of that involves a small amount of additional photography that we hope to shoot soon, we’re almost there, but «almost there» still means it will be some time before the movie is complete and ready for release.
Apologies, that means there won’t be any teasers/trailers anytime soon (not until we have the full movie and all of its VFX components locked down). Hopefully the movie will be completed next summer with materials after the third or fourth quarter of next year. .
I appreciate your patience and apologize once again for the delay.
I sincerely hope the film is worth the wait.»
Also in the works of Gareth Evans on Netflix is the new version of The raid (although he won’t be in the director’s chair for that). XYZ Films also has numerous projects in the pipeline for Netflix, including Code 8: Part II and run rabbit run.
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