Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson and Sofia Boutella have signed up to star in sci-fi movie ‘The Titan’.
The project is being produced by Leon Clarance and Motion Picture Capital (who are fully financing the project), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken’s 42, and Arash Amel.
Production is due to start on January 18th 2016 in Europe, with director Lennart Ruff making his feature debut.
Voltage Pictures will launch international sales during the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, with CAA handling domestic sales.
Based on an original story by Arash Amel (‘Grace of Monaco’), and written by Max Hurwitz (‘Hell on Wheels’), ‘The Titan’ is set in the not too distant future, and the story follows the riveting journey of a military family who are relocated, in order to take part in a ground-breaking experiment to further Man’s genetic evolution into space.
Sam just finished Lionsgate’s ‘The Shack’, and can next be seen in Working Title’s ‘Everest’, which is opening the 2015 Venice Film Festival on 2nd September.
He is set to shoot ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ with Mel Gibson directing this fall before going on to do ‘The Titan’, followed by James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.
“‘The Titan’ is, at its core, a love story that is set in the pioneering edge of space exploration, a world of fear and wonder,” says Arash. “In Brian and Ben, I’ve been lucky enough to find smart, dedicated producing partners to embark on this adventure with, and we now find ourselves surrounded by a highly talented group of artists led by Ruth Wilson and Sam Worthington, under the direction of the incredible Lennart Ruff. I’m very excited that this team will be bringing this passion project to the screen, and to continue the relationship with Automatik, 42, and Motion Picture Capital.”
Kavanaugh-Jones adds, “When Arash shared his vision of ‘The Titan’ with me, I was blown away. To pair that vision with the directing talent of Lennart Ruff and the incredible acting talent of Sam and Ruth is a dream come true. And I’m absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with old friends in Leon Clarance, Voltage and 42.”
“I look forward to working with Brian again, and to collaborating with Voltage, 42 and Arash on this brilliantly atmospheric, character-driven sci-fi thriller. Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson, and Sofia Boutella form a hugely talented ensemble cast, and their performances will bring to life Max Hurwitz’s innovative and original script,” said Clarance.
The Voltage team stated that “The production team has delivered an amazing cast to compliment a highly inventive and unique script and after seeing Lennart’s award winning short film, we believe this is exactly the type of material that our buyers will respond to.”