Havoc is the first of multiple movies Evans will make for Netflix over the next several years.

By Nick Romano
February 19, 2021 at 11:43 AM EST
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Director and screenwriter Gareth Evans, known for his work on the adrenaline-pumping The Raid franchise, is now raiding Netflix with a new deal that will see him making movies for the streamer for the next several years. First up, an action-thriller starring Tom Hardy.

Hardy will lead the cast of Havoc as "a detective rescuing a politician's son while unraveling a web of corruption in his city" following a drug deal gone wrong, according to Netflix. The Venom and Mad Max: Fury Road actor will also produce the film with Evans, who will write and direct.

Evans is most known for writing and directing 2011's The Raid: Redemption and its sequel, 2014's The Raid 2, both high-octane actioners featuring the martial arts skills of international movie star Iko Uwais. Evans is also writing the American remake of The Raid, to be directed by Joe Carnahan.

The filmmaker more recently worked with Netflix on Apostle, starring Beauty & the Beast star Dan Stevens.

Havoc, and Evans' overall deal, marks another step by Netflix in building up a library of original action movies. Those already include Extraction with Chris Hemsworth (which is getting a sequel), 6 Underground with Ryan Reynolds, The Old Guard with Charlize Theron, and the upcoming Chris Evans-Ryan Gosling movie The Gray Man.

Hardy is coming off of playing Al Capone in Josh Trank's Capone. He returns for the upcoming Venom sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and he joined the cast of The Things They Carried with Pete Davidson and Stephan James.

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