British actor Dan Stevens is having a busy year with eight (yes, you read that right, eight) movies coming out. The latest, KILL SWITCH, is a sci-fi thriller which puts Stevens squarely in the role of world-saving hero.
From Tim Smit in his directorial debut with a screenplay by Charlie Kindinger and Omid Nooshin, the film stars Stevens as a pilot who must save his family — and the world — after an experiment for unlimited energy goes horribly wrong. Also starring in the film is Bérénice Marlohe, Tygo Gernandt, and Charity Wakefield (Stevens’ Sense and Sensibility co-star).
This isn’t the first time we’re seeing Stevens in an action role — he impressed many in Adam Wingard’s The Guest, proving he was more than just Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey — but this is the first time we’ll be seeing him in a heroic action role.
It’s difficult to get a good sense of the film from this brief and vague trailer, other than that it has a first-person video game type element to it and that Stevens looks very distraught over what’s happening. Well, wouldn’t you?
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor