XYZ Films to sell Night
EXCLUSIVE: XYZ Films has launched worldwide sales here on The Night Comes For Us, its latest collaboration with The Raid creator Gareth Evans.
The Welshman is on board the Indonesian-set action thriller in the role of action director and his PT Merantau Films produces with LA-based XYZ Films.
Timo Tjahjanto, whose credits include XYZ’s upcoming Killers, will direct the bilingual Indonesian and English-language tale about a Triad enforcer who embarks on a bloody journey of atonement after he unwittingly orchestrates a massacre.
Joe Taslim from The Raid and Fast & Furious 6 stars alongside Yayan Ruhian. Maya Barack Evans of PT Merantau Films and Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian, Nick Spicer and Todd Brown of XYZ Films serve as producers.
“We are excited to bring this action spectacle to the big screen, with Joe Taslim front and centre in a leading role,” said Spicer. “Joe is an action star with an incredible future, and this film – with the creative team behind it – is the perfect platform for him to take the next step in his career.”
XYZ is also screening footage from The Raid 2, which marks director Evans’n reunion with Iko Uwais. SPC will distribute in the US and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired select territories.
XYZ’s sales slate includes the Tagalog-language Directors Fortnight section On The Job.