According to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us Ahsoka Tano will show up in The Mandalorian and Disney is working on a third National Treasure film, both of which were correct – Jennifer Lawrence is being eyed to play the lead role of Aloy in a live-action movie adaptation of Horizon Zero Dawn that’s now in early development.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the source material, Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world action-adventure game from 2017. Developed by Guerilla Games, it’s set in a world where mankind lives in small hunter-gatherer communities reminiscent of the stone age under the threat of dinosaurs. The twist is these dinos are not made of flesh and blood, but metal and electricity.
Like many epic stories, Horizon Zero Dawn follows a young woman named Aloy who was ousted from society at birth. Using her unique position and rebellious disposition, she quickly embarks on an adventure and although initially her goal is nothing significant, she eventually finds herself uncovering the truth about her entire reality.
In the game, the character’s portrayed – both through voice and through motion capture technology – by Ashley Burch. For the film adaptation, however, Jennifer Lawrence is who the studio wants for the role. And while she’s likely not the only name on their wish list, she’d certainly be a good choice, as the actress already has tons of experience being the lead in a blockbuster action series, as she portrayed Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movies.
Although little is yet known about the project and we can’t confirm which studio it’s housed at, Sony is presumably the ones who are developing it. While we wait to hear more on this new adaptation of Horizon Zero Dawn, though, tell us, who would you like to see play Aloy? Sound off with your pick down below.