Looks like Casey Affleck was pleased with his experience with David Lowery on Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. It’s being reported that the two will reunite again for a sci-fi film about cloning.
The film, which is titled To Be Two Or Not To Be just closed on a deal with Lowery to write and direct. The film will be based on the short story by Paul Broks’ anthology called “Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology.”
The official synopsis for To Be Two or Not to Be is as follows:
“It’s set in a world where teleportation exists and people are scanned, the digital self sent to Mars, reconstructed atom by atom, while the original is vaporized. The story then posits the idea of the teleportation machine malfunctioning and not vaporizing the original person. Who is now real? And how do experiences make them different? And what happens when the authorities want to erase the original person?”
As of right now it isn’t known when production will start on this film, as Affleck is pretty busy. Affleck is set for another sci-fi film, Interstellar, which is being touted around Hollywood as one of the most anticipated projects from The Dark Knight Rises’ director Christopher Nolan. That said, Casey Affleck’s role hasn’t been revealed, much like other characters in Interstellar, so it isn’t known whether or not his role is small and involves a lot of his time.
As for what stage of development Lowery’s new film is in, the director still has to write the script, and the machine behind Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is still going, even after its theater debut.
For Lowery, before Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the writer/director has worked on short films, and other films that were on a small-scale, but now it seems like the filmmaker is breaking into bigger budgets. The director was recently hired by Disney to head up a live-action mashup of the 1977 animated film Pete’s Dragon.
In addition Lowery also has a film to make about bank robber, Forrest Tucker. As of right now it just seems to be about how everything falls between Casey and David.
Are you excited for this new cloning film?