Shawn Levy is to direct the Netflix de-ageing film ‘Backwards’.
The streaming large prevailed in a aggressive battle to adapt the brief story from mom and son duo Julianna Baggott and Finneas Scott right into a function movie.
The movie centres on a dying father who chooses a way to increase his life that includes reverse ageing in a de-ageing facility, together with his estranged daughter appointed to be his caretaker.
Because the years peel off the person, the pair are in a position to unravel the place their relationship went flawed as the daddy relives reminiscences of various parts of his life and experiences that made him an unlikeable individual.
Shawn and Dan Cohen are set to supply the film for the director’s 21 Laps Leisure banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell tapped to supply for Safehouse.
Baggott will function an govt producer together with Brendan Deneen and Josh Stanton for Blackstone Publishing.
Shawn directed the hit film ‘Free Man’ final yr and defined how he realised that Taika Waititi can be good to play the movie’s villain Antwan over a FaceTime name.
The 53-year-old filmmaker recalled: “Throughout that FaceTime, he will need to have modified positions in his workplace 30 occasions in beneath half-hour; lounging backward or the wrong way up on his sofa, dancing on his toes, sitting cross-legged an Zen-like in the course of the ground.
“I realise that could be a true unicorn of a persona and the way good for the villain within the film. Taika is such a novel, idiosyncratic and pleasant particular person and he brings all of that, and I’ve gave him a number of leash to run with it as Antwan.”
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