Steven Yeun’s action-thriller Mayhem will be released in theatres and On Demand simultaneously this fall. This will be Yeun’s biggest role after leaving The Walking Dead.
The action-thriller debuted at SXSW. It follows Derek Cho (Yeun), a dissatisfied attorney, who must fight, kill, and survive when a dangerous virus breaks out in his building. The infected become erratic, impulsive, and rage. It is essentially a bloody good time. It currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 7 reviewes, and garnered positive response after its debut. Read the Variety review here.
“Mayhem is directed by Joe Lynch, whose previous credits include the Salma Hayek-starring Everly and the recent Blumhouse YouTube Red show, 12 Deadly Days. He also hosts GeekNation’s weekly Movie Crypt podcast with his fellow filmmaker Adam Green. Mayhem is being released in cinemas by RLJ Entertainment. The horror service Shudder will stream the film in early 2018.”
“Mayhem is a very personal film for us that has affected and engaged festival audiences looking for some insane, cathartic fun in these trying times,” Lynch said in a statement. “With RLJ Entertainment and Shudder working together to bring Mayhem to the masses, I am confident that this crazy flick will find its audience in the best way possible.”
This is an exciting project starring an Asian-American lead. He is not a stereotype, he is not meek, he is not a martial artist master, and he is not a nerd. He is just a man trying to survive. Yeun is a wonderful actor who has a long career ahead of him, especially now that he is free from the Walking Dead shackles.
There is not an exact date of release yet. So, keep your eyes and ears open this Fall.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.