Tim Blake Nelson to Direct Sci-Fi Movie 'Michael Zero'

The film centers on a man who must hunt down clones of himself.
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Tim Blake Nelson is going to be up to his ears in clones.

The actor and filmmaker is set to direct the sci-fi movie Michael Zero, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film from Millennium Media and Eclectic Pictures has an interesting premise, courtesy of a spec script from screenwriter Adam Alleca. It centers on a man who has to hunt down clones of himself who have gone AWOL from a war they were made to fight in and instead have set their sights on the corporate state that created them. 

As an actor, Nelson has enjoyed numerous roles in such films as O Brother, Where Art Thou?Syriana and Lincoln. He's also delved into the sci-fi world before, with appearances in The Minority ReportThe Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four. Nelson is next set to star in the Coen brothers' Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. As a director, his credits include 1997's Eye of God, the 2001 Othello adaptation O, 2001's The Grey Zone and 2015's Anesthesia.

Michael Zero's producers include Heidi Jo Markel and Matthew O'Toole. Executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathon Yunger, Vincent Cheng and Conor Charles. Co-producers include Cem Gursel and John Yarincik.

Nelson is repped by UTA, Gateway and Bloom Hergott.