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Kellan Lutz is heading into the future after signing to star in Shane Abbess’ new sci-fi thriller SFv1.
Joining Lutz in the interplanetary colonization drama are Temuera Morrison (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones), and Rachel Griffiths (Saving Mr Banks, Brothers & Sisters). Daniel MacPherson (Infini, Shannara Chronicles) and Bren Foster (Infini, The Last Ship) also star.
Lutz will play Sy,a mysterious stranger, who meets Kane (MacPherson), a lieutenant working for an off-world military contractor. The unlikely pair must work together to rescue Kane’s young daughter Indi (newcomer Teagan Croft) and reach safety amid an impending global crisis caused by the very company Kane works for.
Filming takes place in Sydney and South Australia over nine weeks.
Abbess is being ambitious with this shoot, his next feature after Infini.
“With intense characters and relationships, unique action, VFX and set pieces, the way we are telling the story is not only unique but monumentally ambitious in every department. To be able to make such an original film in such a risk aversive time is a real gift,” the writer-director said.
SFv1 was co-created by Abbess and Brian Cachia and produced by Matthew Graham, Brett Thornquest, Sidonie Abbene and Abbess and is executive produced by Steven Matusko,
SFv1 is a Storm Alley Entertainment and Eclectik Vision production, in association with Phonetic Images. World-wide sales are being handled by XYZ Films.
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