Dev Patel to debut as director on tape for Netflix

Netflix continues to increase its catalog of exclusive films for its platform, securing through a 30 million dollar deal, the rights to “Monkey Man”, a film with which actor Dev Patel makes his directorial debut and is preparing for its release in 2022. .

According to a recent report by Deadline, the filming of the The Green Knight full movie has already concluded and in it we will see Patel (who is also one of its producers and screenwriters) playing an ex-convict who is on a quest for revenge against those who they hurt you in the past.

The plot will also be partially involved in Hanuman, a deity from Hindu folklore who is half monkey, half human. Patel would share a few words about the project through a statement: “I am so excited to partner with Netflix on this adventure. I hope this is a fresh addition to the genre at a time in this industry where my story can become our story. ”

The actor would offer extended thanks to producers Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Aaron Gilbert in conjunction with production house Bron for the opportunity to “give an untested filmmaker like me a voice.” According to reports from India, the filming began in the Asian country last year, changing the filming to Indonesia due to the pandemic.

Reports point to the film as a kind of “John Wick in Mumbai”, and no wonder. Bron Studios and Thunder Road Pictures, the production houses involved in the project have been an important part of the franchise starring Keanu Reeves.