If there’s one factor we will all agree on, the tradition wants extra Dev Patel. For years, audiences have been fancasting Patel in all types of initiatives (please, Dev Patel rom-com… save us Dev Patel rom-com!), nevertheless it seems Patel has been busy casting himself. He’s starring in his personal directorial debut, Monkey Man, which premieres in theaters April 5. On Friday, we obtained our first take a look at the Jordan Peele-produced motion thriller within the type of a primary trailer.
“Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying power and braveness, Monkey Man stars Patel as Kid, an nameless younger man who ekes out a meager residing in an underground combat membership the place, evening after evening, sporting a gorilla masks, he’s overwhelmed bloody by extra standard fighters for money,” reads a synopsis for film. “After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a method to infiltrate the enclave of town’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred palms unleash an explosive marketing campaign of retribution to settle the rating with the lads who took every thing from him.”
The new trailer is fashionable and intense, with a heavy serving to of Patel’s action-star physique. The actor has to date prevented the Marvel machine, however right here he seems to be crafting his personal distinctive superhero origin story. There’s a Batman bent interwoven with Hindu mythology, as Kid witnesses the burning of his dwelling in childhood and grows as much as search revenge by cultivating his bodily prowess. There’s additionally a comparability to be drawn to John Wick (Beating a number of individuals up, wielding a gun, petting a canine, and many others.). As critical and action-heavy because the trailer is, there’s a humorousness there, too,
All this to say, it’s a promising take a look at his first directorial outing, which, by the way in which, he additionally co-wrote with Paul Angunawela and John Collee from his personal unique story. Monkey Man stars Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Makarand Deshpande, and naturally, Patel himself. Here’s to extra Dev Patel in 2024!