Universal Pictures has released the trailer for Dev Patel’s feature directorial debut “Monkey Man” starring Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte & Makarand Deshpande. The film will be released in theaters on April 5th.
Plot Synopsis: Oscar-nominee Dev Patel (“Lion” & “Slumdog Millionaire”) achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless. Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash. After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.
What do you all think of the trailer? Someone remind me again…why is Dev Patel not our newest James Bond? Combining elements of Bollywood, “John Wick” and many other action influences, this looks like such an intense and vibrant feature directorial debut for Patel. We’ve seen him do some action before in various projects, but nothing quite like this. The cinematography also looks pretty stunning, with elaborate set pieces and fight choreography. This was a delightful surprise of a trailer, and I honestly cannot wait to see what the finished film looks and feels like. What do you think of the trailer? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or our Twitter account.