In 2021, Netflix, for an extremely modest sum of $30 million, picked up the worldwide rights to Dev Patel’s first film, monkey man. Set to hit Netflix in 2023, we’re keeping track of everything you need to know about monkey manincluding plot, cast, trailer and Netflix release date.
Monkey Man is an upcoming Netflix Original action-thriller co-written, produced, starring and directed by Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel. The feature is Patel’s directorial debut and has already caused a stir, with many anticipating an incredible debut.
Patel had the following to say about working with Netflix;
I am thrilled to partner with Netflix on this adventure. I hope this will be a new addition to the genre at a time in this industry where my story can become our story. Shooting a movie during a pandemic has been pretty tough to say the least, but the opportunity to reimagine stories from my childhood and infuse them with my love of action cinema has been an absolute joy. Big love to Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee for standing up for us from the very beginning and Aaron Gilbert and the Bron team for giving voice to an unproven filmmaker like me.
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Dev Patel is joined by Basil Iwanyk, Samarth Sahni and Jomon Thomas as executive producers.
What is the plot of monkey man?
Little is known of the plot other than the initial connecting line;
The Kid is released from prison to face a world entangled in corporate greed and the erosion of spiritual values.
The film has been described as “John Wick in Mumbai”.
Who are the actors monkey man?
While Dev Patel is the director, an executive producer and one of the writers of monkey manhe also has a lead role in the film. monkey man is also Patel’s first project for Netflix, meaning he will be directing his Netflix. debut and directorial debut for the streaming service.
Patel is joined by District 9, Maleficentand Elysium actor Sharlto Copley. from Amazon Made in paradise actress Sobhita Dhulipala, and Sense8 actor Sikandar Kher.
When was monkey man filmed?
Considering that as of this writing, we are in October 2022, shooting for monkey man was completed a relatively long time ago.
Filming began in Indonesia on December 16, 2020 and wrapped a few months later on February 26, 2021. The film has been in production for almost 18 months.
When is monkey man coming to Netflix?
Realistically, Netflix could release Monkey Man at any time. However, the film is now expected to be part of streaming services’ 2023 lineup.
We are still waiting for Netflix to announce an official release date.
Netflix has scooped up the worldwide rights to Monkey Man, which will see the action-thriller land on Netflix in the majority of countries around the world.
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