Kick Ass Super Bowl Spot for ‘Monkey Man’ – Dev Patel’s Action Movie
“One small ember can burn down everything…” Universal Pictures also debuted this 30-second Super Bowl TV spot during the Big Game this weekend for Monkey Man, an action thriller revenge film from Dev Patel. Patel is directing, Jordan Peele is producing with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse. The first trailer dropped in a few weeks back – and this spot adds some more kick ass footage to the mix. Oscar nominee Dev Patel achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor & powerless. Packed with thrilling & spectacular fight and chase scenes, Monkey Man is directed by Patel, and is directly inspired by the legend of Hanuman. The cast includes Sharlto Copley, Sobhita Dhulipala, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Makarand Deshpande, Adithi Kalkunte, Sikandar Kher. Yeah, I’m in! That kitchen fight looks like it’s going to rule. Can’t wait to see the rest of it.
Here’s the official Super Bowl TV spot (+ artwork) for Dev Patel’s Monkey Man, direct from YouTube:
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. Monkey Man is directed by the British-Indian actor / filmmaker Dev Patel, making his feature directorial debut after a few other shorts previously. The screenplay is written by Paul Angunawela, John Collee, and Dev Patel. Produced by Patel, Jomon Thomas, Oscar winner Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christine Haebler, and Anjay Nagpal. Universal debuts Monkey Man in theaters nationwide starting April 5th, 2024 this spring.