Garth Davis Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Foe’ Begins Filming

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‘Mary Magdalene’ director Garth Davis has begun filming his next project, the science fiction thriller ‘Foe,’ in Victoria, Australia. Amazon Studios is the production company behind the movie, which is based on a novel by Iain Reid, who co-wrote it with Davis. 

“Amazon Studios announced today that production has started in Victoria, Australia on the upcoming Amazon Original film Foe. The Garth Davis-helmed sci-fi psychological thriller, written by Davis and Iain Reid, is an adaptation of Reid’s 2018 best-selling novel, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, and Aaron Pierre,” Amazon said in a press release. “Producers include Kerry Kohansky-Roberts on behalf of AC Studios, Davis for I Am That, and Emile Sherman and Iain Canning for See-Saw Films. Executive producers include Reid, and I Am That’s Samantha Lang. Libby Sharpe will co-produce for I Am That and See-Saw Films.”

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‘Foe’ is the second novel by Reid, having been published in August 2018. The novelist described the work of fiction as a “philosophical suspense story.”

Amazon describes the plot of the movie as follows, 

“Set in the near future when corporate power and environmental decay are ravaging the planet, Foe tells the story of Hen and Junior, a young, married couple living a solitary life on their isolated farm. One night, a knock on the door from a stranger named Terrance changes everything: Junior has been randomly selected to travel to a large, experimental space station orbiting Earth.”

This will be Davis’ first project since ‘Mary Magdalene and ‘Lion,’ a film that was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture, losing to ‘Moonlight.’ Though it won several awards at AACTA including Best Film and Best Director. 

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Reid’s first psychological thriller novel ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ was made into a Netflix film by director Charlie Kaufman.


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