The Latest Netflix Original Movie ‘ARQ’ Is A Dystopian Time Loop Adventure

Rachel Tsoumbakos - Author

Sep. 1 2016, Updated 5:32 p.m. ET

Netflix has just announced it latest Netflix Original movie, ARQ. The dystopian tale will drop on September 16, and will star Robbie Amell and Rachael Taylor.

The official synopsis for ARQ, as announced by Netflix, is below.

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“In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, young engineer Renton and Hannah find themselves attempting to save an experimental energy technology that could end the wars. The catch is, the technology has created a time loop that causes them to relive a deadly home invasion over and over again. They must figure out how to stop the time loop and come out of it alive.”

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The trailer for ARQ reveals a dystopian version of Groundhog Day, with Renton, played by Robbie Amell, waking over and over again at 6.16 a.m., only moments before military bursts through his door and takes him captive. They are after the ARQ, a much “sought-after invention… that could solve the energy crisis that’s tearing the world apart,” according to i09.

Over time, Renton begins to alter events within the time loop that is caused by the ARQ. Everyday he wakes beside Hannah, played by Rachael Taylor. At first she isn’t aware of the time loop. Eventually, though, she wakes up knowing Renton will be shot, just like he has been every day since the movie began, and so she joins Renton in the awareness of the continual time loop.


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