Netflix's Apostle trailer: Dan Stevens stars in an unsettling occult fable from director Gareth Evans
Netflix dropped the trailer for The Raid director Gareth Evans' new film, Apostle and it is an unsettling period horror film that gives you strong The Wicker Man vibes.
Set in 1905, the film follows Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens), a man who travels to a remote British island to rescue his sister held for ransom by a mysterious cult. In order to save her, he must infiltrate the island's commune and deal with its charismatic leader, Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen) and his band of fanatics. As he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets and lies that are far more darker than he could have imagined.
Michael Sheen is a charismatic cult leader, Dan Stevens is a man desperate to help his sister escape, and Apostle is one of the year’s most horrifying films. pic.twitter.com/FaABwhwIzA
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 17, 2018
Written and directed by Evans, Apostle also features Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth and Paul Higgins. Produced by Evans, Ed Talfan and Aram Tertzakian, the film will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later this month.
Evans' 2011 martial arts film, The Raid: Redemption became the first Indonesian flick to break into the US box office and won acclaim at international film festivals. Its sequel The Raid 2 was released in 2014.
Apostle will be available for streaming on Netflix on 12 October, 2018.
Watch the trailer here
Updated Date: Sep 19, 2018 17:20:38 IST