With streaming services getting more and more popular these days, each of these companies continue to push for new and exclusive content. Netflix has done a great job with original content in both TV series and in films.
Yesterday Collider reported about a new untitled sci-fi film for Netflix that will feature Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and two time Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film will be directed by Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schilman with a script written by Mattson Tomlin.
The film will be about a drug epidemic that gives people a variety of superpowers. Reports claim that the protagonist of the film could be a teenage actress of color who deals drugs to help take care of her family. They also say that Foxx’s character will be family man who has suffered a great loss and is desperate to find where the drugs are coming from. Gordon-Levitt’s character will be a beat cop who takes law enforcement matters into his own hands.
The film will be produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless via their Screen Arcade banner. Although this is their first film with their Netflix deal, Unkeless had produced another film for Netflix titled First Match, which won the Audience Award at SXSW earlier this year. Newman currently is a writer and the showrunner on Netflix’s Narcos.
Directors Joost and Schulman have had a long history of working together. They directed Paranormal Activity 3, Viral and Nerve. These all came after their debut film Catfish was so well received that it made way for the MTV series by the same name. It’s also reported that they are developing a film based on the classic video game Mega Man for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
It looks like an interesting project for Netflix and it will be interesting to see what this directors duo does with a sci-fi projects that include Gordon-Levitt and Foxx. What are your thoughts on this project? Let us know in the comment section below!
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