Suicide Squad And RoboCop star Joel Kinnaman has signed on to play the lead role They found usan alien abduction thriller from South African sci-fi expert Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium).
Kinnaman plays a father who takes his daughter Kaylee on a camping trip in the Utah wilderness in an attempt to mend their broken relationship. When they are attacked by a hostile alien life form, they are forced to fight for their lives against a humanoid beast determined to kidnap them and take them to an unknown and terrifying alien world.
Blomkamp will direct They found us from an original script by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic fourDisney+s Moon Knight). Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen produce through Temple Hill Entertainment. Stuart Ford, whose AGC Studios is fully funding the project, will executive produce with Temple Hill’s John Fischer.
The film will be shot in Australia in 2023. AGC International kicks off sales in Cannes, with UTA Independent Film Group handling US rights.
Kinnaman just finished production of action thriller The silent hour from director Brad Anderson (The engineer, Trans-Siberian), another AGC-backed movie, and will next star in John Woo’s long-awaited revenge Silent Nightand alongside Nicolas Cage in the thriller Sympathetic to the devil by The secrets we keep director Yuval Adler.
Blomkamp, whose latest project was AGC’s low-budget supernatural horror Demonicreturns to the big screen this summer with Sony’s Gran Turismo, an adaptation of the hit racing video game, starring David Harbor and Orlando Bloom.
AGC’s SVP Legal & Business Affairs Anant Tamirisa negotiated the deal on behalf of AGC; and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox negotiated on behalf of Temple Hill.
Blomkamp is represented by CAA and Gendler & Kelly and Kinnaman is represented by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.