After kicking ass and taking names earlier this year in John Wick, Keanu Reeves is set to return to a genre that helped define his career. According to Variety, the 50-year old veteran has agreed to star in Replicas, a sci-fi thriller coming to us from Lotus Entertainment and di Bonaventura Pictures.
It’s understood Reeves will play a neuroscientist in the flick, which is to be directed by Hysteria helmer, Tanya Wexler. Chad St. John is on screenplay duties, and the plot will center around a father who is hellbent on getting his family back after they are tragically killed in a car accident. And so, our neuroscientist throws caution to the wind and attempts to infiltrate a government laboratory in order to bend the physical laws of nature itself.
Put simply, Replicas asks one universal question: how far will a man go to save his family? In tandem with the casting news, Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel had the following to say about Reeves’ part in the movie.
“We loved the notion of taking the ‘how far will a man go to save his family’ story hook and then adding a high concept sci-fi twist. Keanu has obviously had a lot of success in the sci-fi genre, and we are excited to have him anchoring a story, which we believe will have great appeal to audiences across the globe.”
The company is set to present the film at the upcoming American Film Market in the hope of attracting foreign investors. As for the thriller’s domestic rights, Variety reports that CAA will handle and distribute Replicas in the United States.
Details are currently scarce on the ground for Keanu Reeves’ latest outing, and it’s unclear who will join the actor on the film’s casting list. Nevertheless, we’ll have all the information relating to Replicas as it is released.