Netflix has graced us with our first look at Gareth Evans’ new movie, Apostle, starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen.
Stevens plays Thomas, who infiltrates a cult circa 1905 to save his sister, Andrea, played by Lucy Boynton. He has to contend with the cult’s leader, Malcolm, and whatever hijinks his cult is up to, which includes (checks notes) drilling into brains, flaying, drawing and quartering, and whatever spa treatment from hell this is:
it’ll be interesting how Evans shifts gears from the action-heavy and gritty crime-noir of The Raid and The Raid 2, to a period horror movie.
The official synopsis is as follows:
London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. Written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid), Apostle is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.
Apostle hits our screens on October 12.