Keanu Reeves, currently in theaters in the action thriller John Wick, has been set to star in Replicas for Lotus Entertainment and di Bonaventura Pictures. The sci-fi thriller will be directed by Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) from a script by Chad St. John, with Reeves, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Stephen Hamel producing.
“I jumped at the opportunity to work with Keanu, Stephen, and Lorenzo,” said Wexler. “I love near-future sci-fi and have always been drawn to stories about scientists on the cutting edge of technology whether that’s three years from now or 130 years ago. These are the mavericks that change our lives. This is a story about one who goes to extremes with his own family and is forced to confront that question–how far is too far?”
Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel added, “We loved the notion of taking the ‘how far will a man go to save his family’ story hook and then adding a high concept sci-fi twist. Keanu has obviously had a lot of success in the sci-fi genre and we are excited to have him anchoring a story which we believe will have great appeal to audiences across the globe.”
Filming’s expected to take place next spring.
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