Transformers‘ Rachael Taylor and The DUFF‘s Robbie Amell have signed on star in ARQ, which will be released by Netflix. Orphan Black writer Tony Elliott wrote and will direct the post-apocalyptic thriller. Arq is part of Netflix’s global indie film strategy of working directly with independent filmmakers and producers, and the streaming service will have exclusive worldwide rights.
Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his cohorts to relive the same day over and over.
Mason Novick and John Finemore of Lost City are producing along with Kyle Franke and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films, in association with MXN Entertainment. James Hoppe is exec producing. Elizabeth Grave and Michelle Knudsen are co-producers.
Taylor co-stars opposite Krysten Ritter on Netflix’s Jessica Jones, where she plays Patsy Walker, aka Hellcat. She recently wrapped shooting Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Stephen Gaghan. She is repped by WME and Management 360.
Amell previously played Ronnie Raymond, one half of hero Firestorm, on The Flash. He recently wrapped The Babysitter, New Line’s horror comedy directed by McG. He is repped by WME and Protege Entertainment.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer