Indonesian cinema continues to infiltrate the American cinematic conscious. The Raid 2 and The Killers have consistently been covered in the news (we should know, we’ve been one of the websites doing the covering) and now The Night Comes for Us…uh, comes along.
Joe Taslim will star as Ito, a Gangland Enforcer who returns to his local crime family in Jakarta after a stint with the notorious South East Asian Triad. He returns to find himself trapped in a word of betrayal and chaos as the Triad is moving towards a bloody campaign of territorial expansion.
If the name Joe Taslim sounds familiar, then maybe you saw the first The Raid, in which he played a main character. Twitchfilm reports that other alumni from the Raid duology will be joining Taslim in The Night Comes for Us, including Julie Estelle (who shall forever be nicknamed “Hammer Girl”) Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, and Yayan Ruhian (who appeared in both Raid films in different roles). It should come as no surprise then that Gareth Evans, director of both Raid films is involved with the project, serving as co-screenwriter with Ruhian. Timo Tjahjanto, one of the co-writers and co-directors of Killers is going solo directing The Night Comes for Us.
Tjahjanto and Evans previously worked together on Safe Haven, a segment in the horror anthology film, V/H/S 2.