AGC Studios has announced plans to launch They Found Us, an alien abduction thriller directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Joel Kinnaman. Shooting is scheduled to begin later this year in Australia.
The film’s narrative centers around the story of a father and daughter who try to mend a broken relationship by taking a camping holiday in the Utah wilderness. While there, they are confronted by a hostile alien force that tries to abduct them both.
Based on a screenplay by Jeremy Slater, They Found Us will be produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment. AGC is going to be launching sales at the Cannes festival in May.
In announcing the project, AGC’s chair and CEO Stuart Ford said: “We’re delighted to extend our relationship with Neill, who is a master of the sci-fi and horror genres. Jeremy Slater’s taut terrifying screenplay is a perfect match for Neill’s visual talents and the proven audience-pleasing instincts of our partners at Temple Hill.”
Producer Wyck Godfrey added these remarks: “The otherworldly horror and breathless suspense at the center of Jeremy’s script is merely the backdrop for an all too relatable and emotional story of a father and teenage daughter grappling with their differences and working through their estrangement.”
Joel Kinnaman is currently playing the lead role in Apple TV+’s For All Mankind. He will next star in John Woo’s action thriller Silent Night and Sympathy for the Devil, playing opposite Nicholas Cage. Kinnaman recently finished shooting for The Silent Hour, another AGC action thriller directed by Brad Anderson. In this film, he appeared with Mark Strong, Sandra Mae Frank, and Mekhi Phifer. Kinnaman also appeared in The Suicide Squad, The Informer, and The Secrets We Keep.
Neil Blomkamp is a South African-Canadian director who is best known for his work on the sci-fi films District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. He also directed the supernatural horror film Demonic. Also to his credit is the 2007 short film Halo: Landfall, based on the Microsoft science-fiction video-game franchise.
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