Tim Blake Nelson to Direct Sci-Fi Film “Michael Zero”

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has been hired to direct the sci-fi-fi thriller for Millennium Media and Eclectic Pictures based on a spec from Adam Alleca.

This will mark the third collaboration between Nelson and Millennium Media, having directed and co-starred in the pot comedy Leaves of Grass with Edward Norton and The Grey Zone starring Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi.

The high-concept sci-fi-fi thriller centers on Michael Redmayne, who is forced to hunt down and kill his clones after they desert the war they were created to fight, in order to wage one of their own against the Corporate State that created them.

Eclectic Pictures’ founder Heidi Jo Markel and Millennium Media’s Mat O’Toole are producing.  Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathon Yunger, Vincent Cheng and Conor Charles via Eclectic are on as executive producers. Cem Gursel and John Yarincik will serve as co-producers from Eclectic.

Nelson, who has been directing on and off since 1997 is best known for his role as Delmar O’Donnell in O Brother Where Art Thou. He was most recently cast in the titular role of the Coen brother’s TV mini-series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He is represented by and .

This was first reported by Deadline.

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