People keep asking if Keanu Reeves is back, and it looks like he is. Reeves will star in science-fiction thriller Replicas for Lotus Entertainment and di Bonaventura Pictures.
The announcement comes on the heels of a solid reception of Reeves’ new flick John Wick, which opened in second place at the US box office and is continuing to pull in solid numbers despite October usually being over-saturated with PG13 horror movies.
Tanya Wexler – of Hysteria fame – will helm Replicas from a screenplay produced by Chad St. John based on a treatment created by Stephen Hamel and Reeves himself. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen Hamel, Reeves, and Fundamental Films.
Lotus will introduce the film to foreign buyers starting at the upcoming American Film Market and CCA is taking care of domestic rights. Shooting is set to start in the spring.
The premise is based on a neuroscientist – portrayed by Reeves – whose family is killed in a traffic accident leading him to stop at nothing to bring them back – pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.
Di Bonaventura has expressed that he is eager to work with Reeves again: “From my experience working with Keanu on ‘The Matrix’ franchise through our collaboration on ‘Constantine,’ I have always been impressed by Keanu’s ability to bring a genuine level of humanity to the sci-fi genre through his performance. I am looking forward to collaborating with Keanu once again on this unique take on what lengths a person will go to alter the past, and the implications of those actions.”
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