Filmmaker Martin Zandvliet hit it out of the park in 2016 with the Oscar-nominated “Land of Mine,” a wartime drama about a group of young boys being used to find and deactivate landmines on a beach.
For his fourth turn as director and his first English language film, he’s teaming with actor Jared Leto on the Netflix original feature “The Outsider” shot in late 2016 in Tokyo and set to hit the streaming service March 9th.
Originally set to be a Michael Fassbender/Daniel Espinosa film, and then a Tom Hardy/Takashi Miike project, the now Leto/Zandvliet collaboration follows a captive American soldier in post-WWII Japan who is set free from prison with the help of his Yakuza cellmate.
He must then repay his debt of gratitude to the Yakuza in a way that will require him to manoeuvre in the world of criminals. The first trailer and poster for the title has arrived and can be seen below: