Neil Burger (Limitless) is assembling his cast for his next project Voyagers according to a new report from Deadline. The film is a science fiction take on the classic Lord of The Flies, which Neil will write and direct.
Thriller about 30 children who are sent on a multi-generational mission to populate a new planet. After the captain of the mission is killed in mysterious circumstances, the young crew descends into chaos, aligning themselves into tribes as they surrender to their most feral impulses.
Some of the names attached to the project include the following names along with a few that are in talks for roles. I would assume that Colin Farrell is playing the film’s Captain.
Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them), Tye Sheridan (X-Men Apocalypse), Lily-Rose Depp (The King), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) and Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel) are among the confirmed cast.
Advanced discussions are underway with Kelvin Harrison (Mudbound), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game Of Thrones), Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne) and Madison Hu (Bizaardvark).
Filming is said to begin this June in Romania.
Universal International is looking to release in a bunch of markets overseas but has yet to find a U.S. buyer.
Lord of The Flies in space is certainly an interesting concept for sure, I think the weight of the project will rest squarely on the young cast and I wish them all the luck in the world.