It’s easy to draw parallels between Apostle and The Wicker Man (1973). Both revolve around some cultish religious fanaticism on a remote island. But instead of searching for a missing child, Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) is there to retrieve his kidnapped sister. However, there wouldn’t be a movie if things went well.
Apostle, the latest from Gareth Evans (The Raid, The Raid 2, V/H/S/2) and his first English-language film since his feature debut in 2006, has Richardson digging into the island’s cultish activities while he’s trying to retrieve his sister. The trailer is filled with religious violence and cult-like malevolence. It has a gory potential that’s exciting.
Apostle stars Stevens, Kristine Froseth, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, Bill Milner, Mark Lewis Jones, and Elen Rhys. It hits Netflix Oct. 6, just in time for Halloween.
The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built.