Amanda Seyfried is in search of immortality
Amanda Seyfried is in search of immortality, with the action thriller New Regency’s sci-fi, “I am. Mortal, “the writer-director Andrew Niccol. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute the film, which also has Romanesque elements.
“I am. Fatal “is centered on a society in which stops aging at 25 – which means that all roles are played by actors in their mid-20s.
New Regency picked up the priority project this spring. Niccol is expected to begin lensing this year.
Marc Abraham and Eric Newman produce via their Strike Entertainment. Strike Kristel Laiblin executive producers.
Time is the currency in the world of “I am. Mortal, “where people have to buy and the time when the bank aging gene died at age 25. The rich can live forever, but those lack of time are designed to die automatically.
When a rebel from the ghetto is wrongly accused of murdering a wealthy man of his time, he is forced to go on the track with a rich, beautiful hostage (Seyfried).
Seyfried stars in Warner Bros. upcoming “Red Riding Hood,” from director Catherine Hardwicke. She was put on display with “Letters to Juliet,” “Dear John” and “Mamma Mia!” The leading man has not yet been cast.
“It’s a strange casting. Even a small role as a priest or a pawnshop, where he is usually cast an actor like 75-years, I have to find a character actor in a 75-year body of 25 years, “said Niccol Daily Variety.
Niccol’s previous management / writing credits include “Gattaca” and “Lord of War.” He also wrote “The Truman Show.”
“I am. Lethal “is the only science-fiction film project addressing the topic of a future where people do not age.
A remake of Logan’s Run “has been in the works for over a decade at Warner Bros. with Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. This film focuses on a man trying to escape a mandatory death penalty for his 30th birthday.