‘Monkey Man’ Trailer: Dev Patel Unleashes Fury In Action-Packed Directorial Debut

The buzz out of SXSW for Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man is through the roof.  As if it wasn’t already one of the most exciting films to look forward to, Patel’s blistering action flick now has the reviews to back it up. And now today comes a new trailer to get is hyped up even further.

Produced by Jordan Peele, Patel’s film energizes the Hindu legend of Hanuman with kick-ass action in the vein of John Wick and The Raid.

Here’s the synopsis: 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.

Patel directs, stars, and co-wrote the script.The film also stars Sharlto Copley of District 9 fame, plus Indian actors Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala, Makarand Deshpande, and Ashwini Kalsekar.

Universal drops Monkey Man into theaters on April 5th.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.