TRAVIS FIMMEL TO LEAD
ZONE 414 SF THRILLER MOVIE
Science fiction updates for you this weekend, starting with Vikings stars Travis Fimmel who has been cast as the lead star of sf thriller ZONE
414 which will be offered to buyers at Toronto Film Festival!
|The movie should start shooting this winter|
The story is set in the near future in a colony of state of the art humanoid robots. When its creator’s daughter goes missing, he hires private investigator David Carmichael (Travis Fimmel), to bring her home. David teams up with Jane, a highly advanced and self aware A.I., to track down the missing daughter. Moving through the dangerous iron jungle, they rapidly piece together the mystery, uncovering a crime that leads them to question the origins of Zone 414 and the true purpose behind the “City of Robots.”
CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF NIGHT
TO BECOME SF SERIES AT SONY
Sony has, meanwhile, optioned TV series rights for sf novel THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Hugo and Nebula award winner Charlie Jane Anders which was published this year by Tor. Generations ago, the settlers of the planet January created a civilization on the edge of
endless environ- mental extremes, between frigid pitch black and blinding, scorching brilliance. The city of Xiosphant functions with tyrannical precision, enforcing its citizens to work, eat, and sleep in specific blocks of time mandated day and night. Sophie was a college student before being exiled from the city on suspicion of treason. Driven into January’s glacial night side to die, she is rescued by the planet’s native inhabitants. Long hated and hunted by humans as animals, these extraterrestrial beings known as the Gelet not only save Sophie, but form a telepathic bond with her in an attempt to build a bridge between their species.
Returned to human society, Sophie finds herself swept up in a revolution to overthrow Xiosphant’s authoritarian government. It is a war she wants no part of, a conflict that will only further decimate an already unstable planet. Now, it’s up to Sophie to convince her people that humanity’s future and very survival lies with the Gelet.
|Expanse's Sharon Hall will produce the series|