RLJE Films have announced the release of the Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, The Road) and Ryan Kwanten (Dead Silence, "True Blood") starring sci-fi thriller 2067, which is headed our way next month.
The Seth Larney written and directed film will be released in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on October 2nd. A Blu-ray/DVD release will follow on November 17th.
In 2067, "By the year 2067, Earth has been ravaged by climate change and humanity is forced to live on artificial oxygen. An illness caused by the synthetic O2 is killing the world's population and the only hope for a cure comes in the form of a message from the future: "Send Ethan Whyte". Ethan, an underground tunnel worker, is suddenly thrust into a terrifying new world full of unknown danger as he must fight to save the human race."
Aaron Glenane (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Damian Walshe-Howling (The Reef) and Leeanna Walsman (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones) also star. 2067 was produced by Lisa Shaunessy, Jason Taylor and Kate Croser.
"With everything that is happening around us in the world today, the environmental crisis, our deforestation of the planet for greed in the face of catastrophic climate change – the fear that future generations may not have the same privilege, terrifies me," Larney said in a statement. "For me filmmaking is an opportunity to have a conversation about something important – in this case our faith in our own humanity; our ability to affect change as individuals in the face of genuine fear; and how we learn to forgive those who came before us, and who’ve left destruction in their path. I wanted to make a movie that suggests that these questions about the human experience are important, and wrap them up in a fun, epic, sci-fi adventure, like the ones that moved me so much as a kid. The kinds of genre films that infused entertainment with big questions – ones that we take our own personal meaning from."
Check out the trailer and poster artwork below.