Manus och regi av Andrew Nicol som tidigare både skrivit och regisserat bl a Gattaca (1997), S1m0ne (2002) och Lord of War (2005). I dagsläget jobbar han med The Cross en sci-fi film med Orlando Bloom (måste notera även den på min att-se-lista) och efterarbetet med The Host som är baserad på Stephanie Meyers bok The Host (hon som ligger bakom vampyrsviten Twilight om ni inte redan visste det )
Filmen utspelar sig i en inte allför avlägsen framtid där genen för åldrandet har avaktiverats. För att undvika överpopulation så är det de rika som gynnas och de fattiga får förhandla om sin odödlighet.
Tycker filmen låter riktigt intressant (plus att jag gillade Gattaca och S1im0ne) så jag lägger till den på min att-se-lista
Andrew Niccol's new sci-fi project: 'I'm.mortal' (exclusive)
April 12, 2010
Andrew Niccol is readying his next sci-fi movie.
New Regency is in negotiations to pick up "I'm.mortal," the latest script from Niccol, who also will direct the film project.
Strike Entertainment, the production outfit run by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman that is currently shooting "The Thing" prequel for Universal, is in negotiations to produce.
The story is set in the not-too-distant future where the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality.
The protagonist is a poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as "time keepers."
The script is the latest entry into the arena of "social sci-fi," a genre that uses one big idea to reflect on societal issues. Examples range from last year's "District 9" to "Children of Men," which Strike produced.
Niccol's oeuvre is dotted with such work, including "Gattaca," "The Truman Show" and "S1mOne," and insiders say the project, with shades of a grounded "Logan's Run," could be Niccol's most commercial work yet.
The script is one of the hot projects for the under-25 set because every character looks young. (The scenario makes it so that onscreen, adults such as parents appear to be the same age as their kids.) CAA-repped Niccol is currently ensconced in meetings with a deep pool of candidates, eyeing a summer start in L.A.
Edited by Georgia, 09 October 2011 - 19:14.