Ever since Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes turned out to be a shockingly great reboot of that long-dormant 20th Century Fox franchise, we've been waiting for him to get back into the feature-length genre game (Wyatt's 2014 Mark Wahlberg vehicle, The Gambler, did not scratch that particular itch), and it sounds like that's finally happening: according to a new report over at Collider, Wyatt's next film is an alien invasion thriller by the name of Captive State.
But, wait: there's more - not only are we getting a Rupert Wyatt alien invasion thriller, but the film will also star John Goodman (last seen wrecking shop in last year's 10 Cloverfield Lane). Oh, and it's also a parable about the modern surveillance state:
Captive State is a sci-fi thriller set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after it has been occupied by an extraterrestrial force. Captive State uses a grounded sci-fi setting to shine light on the modern surveillance state and the threats to civil liberties and the role of dissent within an authoritarian society.
I'm not sure how anyone could read all this and not be excited. I dig alien invasion stuff, I dig Rupert Wyatt, I dig John Goodman, and you know I dig it when science fiction's used to give modern society (and/or authoritarians!) what-for. I'm all aboard on this one.
We don't currently have any further information on when Captive State might arrive, but rest assured we'll be keeping you informed as updates roll in. We're excited about this one, how 'bout you guys?