By: John M Jerva
Vertical Entertainment has dropped a more extended trailer for their upcoming sci-fi action-thriller Code 8 which stars cousins Robbie Amell (The CW’s The Flash) and Stephen Amell (The CW’s Arrow). Robbie is front and center in the film which tells the story of a young man with special powers who is forced to go on the run. Check out the newer footage below!
Official Synopsis: Code 8 is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, they face discrimination and live in poverty, often resorting to crime. Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), a power-enabled young man, is struggling to pay for his ailing mother’s (Kari Matchett) health treatment. Fighting to earn enough money as a day laborer, Connor is lured into a lucrative criminal world by Garrett (Stephen Amell) who works for Lincoln City’s reigning drug lord, Marcus Sutcliffe (Greg Bryk). Garrett helps Connor sharpen his powers in order to execute a series of crimes on behalf of Sutcliffe, while a militarized police unit, led by Agent Park (Sung Kang) and Agent Davis (Aaron Abrams), hunts them down.
Also starring with the Amells are The Fast And The Furious alum Sung Kang as well as Greg Bryk (Ad Astra), and Kari Matchett (Maudie). Jeff Chan who also directed the short film proof of concept that this feature is based on also helms once again.
Code 8 made its triumphant debut at the Sitges Film Festival to rave reviews and we all will be able to partake in all the cool sci-fi action next month when it hits the world.
Vertical Entertainment picked up the rights to distribute and they will be unleashing the film in select theaters and Digital on December 13th. For now, check out the second trailer below and prepare yourselves for a new breed of war!