INDEPENDENT ANNOUNCES THE START OF SHOOT OF ARCHIVE IN NOVEMBER THEO JAMES AND STACY MARTIN SET TO STAR IN THE UPCOMING SCI FI

01 November 2018

London 1st November, INDEPENDENT have announced that Stacy Martin is joining Theo James in ARCHIVE, the highly anticipated directorial debut of Gavin Rothery, concept designer of Duncan Jones’s MOON.  Production is set to begin on 19th November in Hungary.

Theo James (THE SECRECT SCRIPTURE, HOW IT ENDS, DIVERGENT) will lead opposite rising star Stacy Martin (VOX LUX, GODARD MON AMOUR, NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. I & II) in the high concept Sci Fi.

James will star as ‘George’, a man working in a remote secret facility developing true, human-like artificial intelligence. His latest prototype is almost complete but he has an ulterior motive that must be hidden at all costs: to be reunited with his dead wife.

Rothery, who has written the screenplay from his own original idea, was instrumental in the creative development and execution of Duncan Jones’ MOON, where he first collaborated with Independent. Rothery also directed the short film The Last Man, which has amassed almost 7 million views on YouTube.

Produced by Philip Herd and Cora Palfrey of Independent (We Need To Talk About Kevin, OUT OF BLUE, THE FALLING) alongside Theo James. Director of Photography will be Laurie Rose (Free Fire, High-Rise, Stan & Ollie).

The film is financed by Quickfire, Lipsync and Cofiloisirs.

Executive Producers are Luc Roeg for Independent, James Atherton and Jan Pace for Quickfire, Norman Merry and  Peter Hampden for Lipsync Productions LLP, Nate Bolotin for XYZ Films, Trevor Beattie and Gavin Rothery. Jonathan Halperyn and Daniel Kresmery of Hero Squared, are the Hungarian production company.

Producer Philip Herd said: “With its combination of compelling characters and meticulous world-building, Gavin has crafted a sci-fi film for the ages. It’s incredibly satisfying to see such an ambitious project come together with such brilliant talent.”

Independent’s Head of Sales Sarah Lebutsch says “ARCHIVE is one of those rare sci fi scripts that is truly original and brings a completely fresh idea to the genre. We are hugely excited to be working with Gavin on bringing his idea to life, and couldn’t be happier with cast and crew that have come on board.’’

INDEPENDENT will also handle international sales.  XYZ Films are handling North American sales.

Rothery is represented by Casarotto.  Theo James is represented by Markham, Froggatt & Irwin and WME.  Stacy Martin is represented by 42, Agence Adequat and WME.


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