With the most recent agreement being with Gareth Evans, Netflix is increasing its general commitment to working with brilliant and award-winning filmmakers (Apostle, Gangs of London). Havoc, a crime drama starring Tom Hardy, will be the first project to result from this agreement (The Revenant, Venom). The movie, which will be written and directed by Evans, will wrap up production in 2021 and be available on Netflix in early 2023. The Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat was introduced to the world of cinema by Gareth Evans through his films The Raid, The Raid 2, and Merantau, which are the ones for which he is most known. Additionally, Joe Cole (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders) and Michelle Fairley appear in Evans’ critically praised Sky Atlantic television series Gangs of London, which he also created and directed (Game of Thrones).
According to Deadline, Netflix’s entire contract with Evans has been in the works for some time, and both parties wanted to make sure Tom Hardy was set before revealing anything. Netflix was impressed with Evans’ aesthetic and initiated negotiations after their cooperation on the 2018 horror-thriller Apostle, which starred Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, and Lucy Boynton. Gareth Evans for One More One Productions (Apostle), Ed Talfan for Severn Screen (Apostle, The Pembrokeshire Murders), and Aram Tertzakian for XYZ Films are the producers of Netflix’s Havoc (Mandy, The Silencing). Tom Hardy, the film’s lead, is also scheduled to produce.
What is the storyline of Havoc?
According to Deadline, the official synopsis for Netflix’s Havoc is as follows:
The plot takes place after a botched drug sale, when a battered investigator must battle his way through the criminal underworld to save a politician’s estranged son, all the while attempting to untangle a complex web of corruption and conspiracy that has his entire city in its grip.
Although the film’s premise isn’t very novel, the absence of any sources may be a welcome change for some Netflix viewers who may have been feeling overrun by the recent trend toward franchises, adaptations, sequels, prequels, and reboots.
Havoc cast member?
Tom Hardy was cast as the lead of Netflix’s Havoc in February 2021. Walker, the aforementioned ‘bruised detective,’ will be played by Hardy. Hardy is well-known for his appearances in films and television shows like as The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road, Venom, Capone, Inception, Peaky Blinders, and others. Forest Whitaker and Tom Hardy will co-star in Havoc on March 22, 2021. Whitaker’s persona is still being kept under wraps. Whitaker also appeared in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, a Netflix Original holiday musical. Timothy Olyphant’s participation in Havoc was additionally confirmed on June 28th. It was also revealed that Yann Yann Yeo, Justin Cornwell, and Jessie Mei Li will be joining the cast. It has been revealed that Quelin Sepulveda, Luis Guzmán, Sunny Pang, and Michelle Waterson will make up the remaining members of the supporting cast.
When can we expect to watch Havoc on Netflix?
Havoc filming began on July 8, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. Production lasted several months before officially ending on October 22nd, 2021. Several locations in South Wales were used, including Barry Island Pleasure Park and Brangwyn Hall in Swansea. The film has been in post-production since October.
Because production wrapped in October 2021, many people assumed Havoc would be released on Netflix in 2022, but this is not the case. Havoc is set to premiere on Netflix in the first few months of 2023. For the time being, we are awaiting official confirmation from Netflix.