VFX maestro Seth Larney’s feature 2067 green lit (4 May 2018)May 4 2018
Screen Australia in association with the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Create NSW have announced production investment funding for world-class VFX supervisor Seth Larney’s first Australian feature 2067, which he has written and will direct. Seth made his directorial debut on the Malaysian box office hit action film Tombiruo (2017) after a long career in VFX working on Hollywood blockbusters including both sequels of The Matrix, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Superman Returns and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Set in the not-too-distant future where the earth is on the verge of collapse after humanity’s failure to reverse climate change, 2067 is a ‘Cli-Fi’ (climate-fiction) dystopian thriller about one man’s journey through time to save his dying world.
Casting on 2067 is currently underway and will be announced shortly. Filming will commence in August with principal photography in regional NSW and Adelaide Studios. Larney will oversee the creation of a visually-lush VFX landscape, which will be supervised by Beijing-based VFX producer John Dietz from Bang Bang (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Terminator Salvation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), alongside Jacinta Leong’s production design, whose credits include art direction on Pacific Rim: Uprising, Alien: Covenant and Mad Max: Fury Road.
SAFC CEO Courtney Gibson said: “It’s thrilling to see two strong female producers - Arcadia’s Lisa Shaunessy and Kojo’s Kate Croser - coming together in a powerhouse collaboration to deliver a groundbreaking Cli-fi feature out of Adelaide Studios, written and directed by Seth Larney, with his illustrious background on the cutting edge of VFX.”