Content has tapped Caity Lotz (pictured; The Pact) and Toby Stephens (Severance) to play the lead roles in the sci-fi action thriller The Machine, reports Variety.
“Set in the near future and with the world plunged into another cold war, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the verge of developing a robotic soldier. This soldier, called The Machine (Lotz), looks and sounds human, but has the strength, speed, and ruthlessness beyond that of any living person. The project is near completion when a bug in the programming, a side effect of it being too close to human coding, causes the prototype to destroy the lab and everyone in its path in spectacularly violent fashion. Undeterred by this setback, lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Stephens) obsessively continues his work on The Machine in secret, away from the prying eyes of those who seek to destroy him.” The plot sounds like The Terminator meets Hardware.
The pic is directed by Caradog James (“Little White Lies”) and produced by John Giwa-Amu from Red and Black Films while Content’s Jamie Carmichael is exec producer.
Shooting will start July 23 in Cardiff in the United Kingdom.