John Boyega Will Assume Leading Man Duties In New Sci-Fi Horror Film ‘Creeping Zero’

John Boyega Will Assume Leading Man Duties In New Sci-Fi Horror Film 'Creeping Zero'

It was in March when we learned that John Boyega was “in negotiations” to star in an indie sci-fi feature titled Creeping Zero, to be directed by Billy O’Brien

At the time, little info was available on that project, other than that it’s based on a short story from a book of short stories by Jeff Noon titled Pixel Juice; the short story was made into a 3D short film/teaser 2 years ago, by the same director, which apparently made a splash at the Berlinale, where the producers went to look for money to make the feature version. I found a Facebook page that had some stills from it, along with a post saying that they were seeking some “heavy duting financing” to turn the short into a feature.

So it looks like they finally got all their “heavy duty financing,” 2 years later.

Reported earlier this afternoonthe €7m ($8.5 million) action/sci-fi/horror is currently in pre-production, and will be shot in Hungary, starting this October.

John Boyega stars in the film alongside Dominic MonaghanAshley Hinshaw, Eddie Marsan and Adam Deacon.

And we now have an official synopsis for the film, which reads:

Set in 2023, the movie’s plot details a world divided into two tribes – normal humans and the Blanks, a group born without proper facial features. A new terrorist group and breakaway group of Blanks known as the Fumati is threatening the status quo and is using hi-tech devices to kill humans. In order to restore calm, a security outfit named the Creeping Zero has been tasked with hunting down the elusive Fumati. 

John Boyega will play the film’s lead character named Lenny, who is a member of the Creeping Zero crew; Ashley Hinshaw will play his love interest Camille.

Go John! THE leading man role in a sci-fi project; AND he has a love interest. How often does all that happen for black actors in one movie? This is cause for a celebration folks :)

Co-produced by Ireland’s Grand Picturesall of the VFX work and the majority of the post-production will be handled by Windmill Lane in Dublin.

Filming in Hungary is expected to get underway in October and will last for around six weeks, so we can expect to see this in 2013.

Anyone read the original short story by Jeff Noon that the film is based on? I’ll pick up the book of short stories that contains it.

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Comments

Donella

Glad for him. Enjoyed Attack the Block and will likely watch Creeping Zero.

Dankwa Brooks

I TOTALLY AGREE with "Go John! THE leading man role in a sci-fi project; AND he has a love interest. How often does all that happen for black actors in one movie? This is cause for a celebration folks :)" #thatisall

Orville

Not surprising this movie isn`t an American film and is a European film production no wonder a young black actor is the lead. Still I think this is good. I remember the big fuss over the fact a black Heathcliff was cast for Wuthering Heights. I think it is great that a young black actor is going to be the lead of a science fiction movie.

Black People

Why make it black American vs. black Brit? What about black French, German, Dutch, Italian, and everybody else under the blue moon? What about black people looking for jobs all over the diaspora in film? Are they any less talented? You going off one young actor for your assumptions about Brit actors being better? Let's be honest, he so happened to catch a lucky break. Nothing more, nothing less. That's how it is in films. Also if black Brits were truly having a great presence in English media, they would not need to travel to America for acting jobs. How many articles have there been about black Brits not having work in the UK? Plenty. He got lucky. Just like anybody else in film. Until black Brits or any black person worldwide create their own films, blacks will continue to shout hallelujah every time white people give them a job. Why do blacks have to be included with white films, when no other race complains about being in white films? Blacks truly have no pride or are simply jealous of white people's films and simply considered acting with black people beneath them.

ALM

Loved him in "Attack the Block". He's such a natural actor. He's the next generation of award winning acting talent.

Adam Scott Thompson

Man! Denzel's young clone continues to win.

Afrostyling

Glad he is steadily working. So are we going to talk about how his love interest is a white girl or is that kind of talk only reserved for black actresses paired onscreen with white men?

Darkan

I like John's work. Little man is doing some things. These you black american actors better be paying attention!

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