Rob King is set to direct from a script written by Dave Schultz. Sarah Lind, Jakob Davies and Hugh Dillon have also joined the cast.
The story is set in 2030 with global warming wreaking havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.
Cage will play an ambitious and impartial caseworker who investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Lind) and her son (Davies).
“The Humanity Bureau” is the second title in a six-picture slate deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, VMI worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures following Wesley Snipes’ “The Recall.” It will be shot in the Barco Escape multi-screen, panoramic movie format Portions of the films will also be shot in Virtual Reality.
Minds Eye International has North American distribution rights while VMI Worldwide has international rights. Producers are Kevin Dewalt, Danielle Masters and Kelly-Rae Buchan. Executive producers are Andre Relis, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Guy Griffithe, Robert Jones and Frank White.
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Cage is represented by CAA, LINK Entertainment and Jake Bloom and Patrick Knapp at Bloom, Hergott.