Maika Monroe and Ed Skrein Sign-On to Sci-Fi Thriller TAU

Posted by at 12:11 pm on May 11, 2016


BLOOM announced today that Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence, It Follows) and Ed Skrein (Deadpool, The Transporter Refueled) have signed on to headline TAU, a new science fiction thriller from director Federico D’ Alessandro.

TAU, penned by Noga Landau, follows Monroe as Julia, once a street-smart grifter who becomes the latest victim kidnapped and held captive in a fatal experiment. The only thing standing in the way of her freedom is TAU, an advanced artificial intelligence developed by Alex (Skrein), her captor. TAU is armed with a battalion of drones that automate a futuristic smart house. TAU’s potential is only limited by his understanding of the world he exists in, but TAU is ready for more. Julia, showing resourcefulness and courage, must race against time to bridge the boundaries between man and machine, connect to TAU and win her freedom before she suffers the same fate as the previous subjects.

Waypoint Entertainment will finance TAU under their first look deal with Addictive Pictures. David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight trilogy) and Kevin Turen (The Birth of a Nation, 99 Homes) will produce under their Phantom Four banner alongside Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder for Addictive Pictures. Ken Kao, Dan Kao and Luc Etienne will executive produce.

“From the first moment Noga’s script made the Blacklist, we knew we wanted to be part of this special project,” says David Goyer. “Federico’s vision for the film was one of the most assured director presentations I have ever seen. Our backing of these two new voices continues our commitment to emerging filmmakers. We want to thank Ken and the Waypoint team for helping us bring this exciting story to life.”

BLOOM is handling international sales and will begin introducing the film to foreign buyers in Cannes. WME will represent the U.S. rights.

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