Director Shane Abbess is making another return to the sci-fi genre this week following his recent intergalactic thriller, Infini. Filming is now underway for the new movie, SFv1 with actor Kellan Lutz now making headlines in joining Abbess‘s pot of familiar faces right in the director’s backyard in Australia, including Infini co-stars Daniel MacPherson and Bren Foster.
Filming has commenced on Shane Abbess’ (Infini, Gabriel) new film SFv1. A Storm Alley Entertainment and Eclectik Vision production, in association with Phonetic Images, the sci-fi feature is being filmed in Sydney and outback South Australia over nine weeks.
Starring Kellan Lutz (Expendables 3, Hercules 3-D, The Twilight Saga), Daniel MacPherson (Infini, Shannara Chronicles, The Cup), Temuera Morrison (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Once Were Warriors), Bren Foster (Infini, The Last Ship, Terminus, Days Of Our Lives), with Rachel Griffiths (Saving Mr Banks, Beautiful Kate, Brothers & Sisters, Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding) and introducing Teagan Croft, additional cast will be announced shortly. The film follows the international success of the recently released Infini (directed by Abbess, produced by Sidonie Abbene, Shane Abbess, Matthew Graham and Brett Thornquest, and starring Daniel MacPherson).
Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, Sy (Kellan Lutz), a mysterious stranger, meets Kane (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant working for an off-world military contractor. The unlikely pair must work together to rescue Kane’s young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) and reach safety amid an impending global crisis caused by the very company Kane works for.
Produced by Matthew Graham, Brett Thornquest, Sidonie Abbene and Shane Abbess, executive produced by Steven Matusko, SFv1 was co-created by Shane Abbess and Brian Cachia, written and is being directed by Shane Abbess, with director of photography Carl Robertson, production designer George Liddle, make-up/hair designer Jennifer Lamphee, costume designer Nicola Dunn, editor Adrian Rostirolla and composer Brian Cachia.
In making the announcement director Shane Abbess said: “With intense characters and relationships, unique action, VFX and set pieces, the way we are telling the story is not only unique but monumentally ambitious in every department. To be able to make such an original film in such a risk aversive time is a real gift.”
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