Code 8 is a 2019 Canadian science fiction thriller film directed by Jeff Chan, as a sequel to the 2016 short film of the same name.
The film is a futuristic vision taking place in a world where 4% of the population are born with some type of supernatural ability. Instead of being billionaire superheroes, most ‘specials’ live in poverty and resort to crime, forcing the police to become more militarized.
Fighting to earn enough money as a day laborer, Connor is lured into a lucrative criminal world by Garrett (Stephen Amell) who works for Lincoln City’s reigning drug lord, Marcus Sutcliffe (Greg Bryk). Garrett helps Connor sharpen his powers in order to execute a series of crimes on behalf of Sutcliffe, while a militarized police unit, led by Agent Park (Sung Kang) and Agent Davis (Aaron Abrams), hunts them down.
The crowdfunded sci-fi thriller “Code 8,” starring cousins Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell with Jeff Chan directing.
The Amells raised $1,722,409 from 20,201 backers last year on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for “Code 8” and are executive producing. The 30-day campaign had an original goal of $200,000. The campaign included the release of a ten-minute short film, directed by Chan from a script he co-wrote with Chris Pare.
The film also stars Sung Kang of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, Kari Matchett (“Maudie”), Greg Bryk (“Frontier”) and Aaron Abrams (“Hannibal”).
The cast of Lost in Space revealed that the epic family adventure series will return for a second season on December 24, along with the first teaser for the new season.
The Netflix original series is produced by Legendary Television. Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Maxwell Jenkins, Mina Sundwall, Taylor Russell, Ignacio Serricchio and Parker Posey. Zack Estrin (showrunner), Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless serve as executive producers.
During the Star Trek Universe panel at New York Comic Con a new trailer for Star Trek: Picard was shown, in addition the premiere date for the new series was made official.
Work on the series started despite expectations that Patrick Stewart would never reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard, executive producer Alex Kurtzman said.
“We were sitting in a room, we were actually doing some stuff and said, ‘wouldn’t it be fun to do one of the Short Treks about Picard,’ and we said, ‘A Short Trek would be great, but wouldn’t it be great to bring him back?’”
Stewart turned down the idea in the initial meeting before finding himself curious about the concept; a request for more details led to the creation of a 35-page document from writer and executive producer Michael Chabon, which got him to sign on.