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Keanu Reeves to star in Tarsem Singh’s The Panopticon?

November 20th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

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Keanu Reeves has just recently had a box office success with the critically adorned John Wick (sitting at 86% on Rotten Tomatos, …not bad, …in fact “radical”). So after last year’s disastrously massive Box Office failure 47 Ronin, it looks like the roles are starting to fly in again. This particular project The Panopticon (Source: The Wrap) sounds right up Reeves alley, however, Good Universe – who are financing and producing – alongside Andrew Lazar have made no comment as of yet. Furthermore an insider cautioned that the negotiations were in a sensitive stage, with nothing set in stone as of yet.

Here is a brief synopsis for Tarsem Singh’s The Panopticon:

“The Panopticon” follows a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind.”

Sounds like pretty standard affair, huh? Not when you have Tersem Singh behind the wheel (The Fall, Immortals, Mirror Mirror). Given that he has a unique vision and style, this could make for a very interesting mix.

Craig Rosenberg penned the screenplay and as stated above, Andrew Lazaris producing. Also, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake (Good Universe), will executive produce as well as handle international sales and distribution rights.

Keanu Reeves has a few more interesting projects lined up and he has entered into the horror universe again (…the last being the awesome The Devils Advocate in 1997), having recently wrapped Eli Roth’s Knock Knock. He also has the courtroom drama The Whole Truth which has a release date, and also the indie flick Daughter of God that he is currently still filming. Reeves is also going back to the science fiction genre with Tanya Wexler’s Sci-Fi thriller Replicas and Brian Kirk’s Passengers. Yeah, we’re definitely guessing he is back!

Source: The Wrap

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.

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