Olga Kurylenko will headline Android, a new sci-fi thriller from director Niall Johnson
Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum of Solace) is set to star in the sci-fi thriller Android, to be directed by Niall Johnson (Keeping Mum, screenwriter for White Noise), who co-wrote the script with Matt O’Reilly. The announcement was made today by producers Trademark Films’ Ivan Mactaggart (My Week with Marilyn, Loving Vincent), Infinite Studios Singapore’s Mike Wiluan and Lindsey Martin (HBO Asia’s “Halfworlds,” Hitman: Agent 47) and Magnet Management’s Jennie Frankel Frisbie.
Android aims to offer an intense sci-fi thriller about the lines we cross, and the price we pay to fulfil our desires. On a lonely spaceship orbiting Neptune, Mason Anders fulfils his dream to rebuild his dead wife, Beth (Kurylenko), and their son, Spencer, as androids. But when the androids begin demanding a life of their own, Mason’s life is suddenly in danger. A battle of wits and strength ensues. Will Mason prevail against the superior intellect and abilities of the androids, and can he make the ultimate sacrifice and destroy his family to save humanity?
“‘Android’ is a masterfully crafted thriller that explores the very topical issues of artificial intelligence and ever-changing technology,” say Wiluan and Mactaggart, “but more importantly, it’s a story about what it means to be human. We’re elated to have Olga on board. She’s the perfect choice to bring an authentic sense of humanity and pathos to the character of Beth.”
“Olga is a captivating presence on screen who has proven she can hold her own after memorable turns in ‘Quantum of Solace’ and ‘Oblivion’. Niall has written a page-turning script to mesmerize audiences in space while exploring universal themes of family and the need for basic human connections,” adds Fortitude’s de Barros.
Android will begin shooting at Infinite Studios Singapore in February 2016.
Fortitude International, co-founded by Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner, is handling foreign rights and will launch sales at the American Film Market. The producers currently hold North American rights.