According to Variety, Luke Evans and Resident Evil vet Milla Jovovich have signed on for the leading roles in the upcoming sci-fi action thriller titled, World Breaker. Production is expected to take place in Northern Ireland.
Luke Evans and Milla Jovovich are attached to lead the sci-fi action thriller “World Breaker,” which will be directed by Brad Anderson. The Exchange is handling international sales and will introduce the cast to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Evans, whose credits include “Beauty and the Beast,” is coming off a starring role in “Backstairs Billy” in the West End. He and Jovovich, best known for the “Resident Evil” franchise, previously starred together in “The Three Musketeers.” Anderson’s credits include “The Call,” “Beirut” and “The Silent Hour.”
The film centers on a father and his daughter. Five years previously, a tear in the fabric of reality brought creatures to our world from an alternate dimension bent on our destruction. The father hides his daughter on an island to keep her safe, while he prepares her for survival and the battles to come. But no place is safe.
“World Breaker” is written by Joshua Rollins (“Infinite Storm”). Martin Brennan (“Zone 414,” “One Way”) of 23ten is producing. It will film on location in Northern Ireland with support from Northern Ireland Screen. The producers hold the U.S. rights.
“Led by two of the strongest stars in the genre and under the direction of the uber-talented Brad Anderson, ‘World Breaker’ is a must-have packaged movie with very strong universal commerciality,” said Nat McCormick, The Exchange worldwide sales and distribution president.