It's been confirmed Code 8, a sci-fi thriller starring cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell, is gearing up to begin production in Toronto this spring.
The movie is based on Jeff Chan’s short film of the same name, which also starred Stephen and Robbie. An Indiegogo campaign launched last year to turn the short film into a feature raised more than $1.7 million.
Here's the movie synopsis:
The film is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with some type of supernatural ability, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, most “specials” face discrimination and live in poverty. The story follows a man struggling to pay for his mother’s medical treatment. Forced to work as a day laborer, he is recruited by a criminal who teaches him how to use his powers to pull off a series of crimes. After a dispute over payment, he finds himself in a confrontation with a police officer and the autonomous robots backing him up.
The Toronto shoot is scheduled to begin in early May. If you have any scoop about Code 8, let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org!