Code 8 is set in a future where 4% of the population has gained various supernatural powers. However, these ‘specials’ are shunned by society and subjected to a life of poverty. One powerful special, Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), finds himself on the run from a militarized police force that is enhanced by robitic units and led by Agent Park, portrayed by Sung Kang (Fast & Furious). Stephen Amell plays Garrett, the head of the criminal underworld who Connor turns to for help.
The movie is based off of a 10-minute short film the Amells released back in 2016 as a proof-of-concept teaser for a feature-length film. The short received widespread praise and interest online, with some comparing it to Neil Blomkamp’s work, and the Amells launched a fundraising campaign that ended up raising over $2 million for the full movie.
With filming complete and VFX work close to being finished, the Amells have begun hyping up the release of their movie and have begun announcing premiere dates in various cities this spring and summer. We also now have our first official look at the movie, courtesy of a clip titled “Psyke Raid.”
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