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Olga Kurylenko to star in Android

The Water Diviner

Story by Jack Foley

OLOGA Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum of Solace) is set to star in the sci-fi thriller Android.

To be directed by Niall Johnson (Keeping Mum), who co-wrote the script with Matt O’Reilly, the film is described as an intense sci-fi thriller about the lines we cross, and the price we pay to fulfil our desires.

On a lonely spaceship orbiting Neptune, Mason Anders fulfils his dream to rebuild his dead wife, Beth (Kurylenko), and their son, Spencer, as androids. But when the androids begin demanding a life of their own, Mason’s life is suddenly in danger.

A battle of wits and strength ensues. Will Mason prevail against the superior intellect and abilities of the androids, and can he make the ultimate sacrifice and destroy his family to save humanity?

Android will begin shooting at Infinite Studios Singapore in February 2016.

Producers Ivan Mactaggart and Mike Wiluan commented: “Android is a masterfully crafted thriller that explores the very topical issues of artificial intelligence and ever-changing technology; but more importantly, it’s a story about what it means to be human.

“We’re elated to have Olga on board. She’s the perfect choice to bring an authentic sense of humanity and pathos to the character of Beth.”

Commenting on the casting of Kurylenko, Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros added: “Olga is a captivating presence on screen who has proven she can hold her own after memorable turns in Quantum Of Solace and Oblivion. Niall has written a page-turning script to mesmerize audiences in space while exploring universal themes of family and the need for basic human connections.”

Kurylenko recently finished shooting Giuseppe Tornatore’s La Corrispondenza with Jeremy Irons and will next appear in A Perfect Day, co-starring Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins which world premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, recently screened at the London Film Festival and will be released by IFC Films in the US.

British filmmaker Johnson previously wrote and directed the comedy Keeping Mum starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Tomas, Maggie Smith and Patrick Swayze and wrote Universal Pictures’ box office hit supernatural thriller White Noise, starring Michael Keaton.

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