A cyberpunk heist movie with true indie credentials? Add in a fun ensemble and The Dresden Sun promises to be a project to keep on your radar.
Christina Ricci, Mena Suvari and Stephen Ogg have all signed up alongside Samantha Win for the promising-looking cyberpunk heist flick, The Dresden Sun. The film will mark the debut of director, Michel Ryan, who has also penned the project.
Fans of video games might know Ogg best for his motion capture work playing and voicing Trevor Philips, the beloved but deranged psychopath from Grand Theft Auto V. Win most recently appeared in Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead whilst Ricci and Suvari need no introduction.
The plot for the film is said to pick up ‘as a heist goes south when Crilenger (Ogg)—a brilliant, principled mercenary with a traumatic past—works with an insider to steal a valued asset from Peredor Corporation called “the sphere”. The C & Earth corporation, vying for global dominance, seeks to find a solution to an otherworldly technology via a scientist’s project. Meanwhile, a financial analyst, who despises his job at the powerful investment firm Mutual One, finds himself caught between deadly corporate rivals, financial fraud, and technological espionage, and is ultimately forced to run from a psychopathic military contractor.’
Little else is known about The Dresden Sun at the moment, apart from the production company and distributors involved, Archetype Pictures and High Octane Pictures respectively. Within the science fiction genre, not enough cyberpunk flicks make it to the screen, so we’re looking forward to seeing this one when it eventually turns up. We’ll let you know more as we hear it.