Keanu Reeves is poised for a major comeback following the relative success of his action-thriller John Wick this past weekend. While we may be waiting a bit longer or his long-in-development sci-fi drama Passengers, he’s just signed onto a new sci-fi thriller called Replicas.
In the project based on a treatment from Reeves and John Wick and Passengers producer Stephen Hamel, Reeves will play a neuroscientist whose family is killed in a traffic accident so he uses his knowledge to try to bring them back, going up against the government, the police and the laws of science.
Produced by Lotus Entertainment and Bonaventura Pictures (the production company for Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who was head of production at Warner Bros. during “The Matrix Trilogy” years and producer on Constantine), the film will be directed by Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) from a screenplay by Chad St. Johnson.
Plans are to try and find a buyer at the upcoming AFM (American Film Market) in Los Angeles and start filming it in the spring.
DiBonaventura had this to say in the press release:
“From my experience working with Keanu on ‘The Matrix’ franchise through our collaboration on ‘Constantine,’ I have always been impressed by Keanu’s ability to bring a genuine level of humanity to the sci-fi genre through his performance. I am looking forward to collaborating with Keanu once again on this unique take on what lengths a person will go to alter the past, and the implications of those actions.”
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