According to Deadline, Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. rights to Neil Burger’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, Voyagers
The film will follow a group of 30 men and women who set off into space on a mission to find a new home for humanity. However, once on the ship, things turn south quickly and the crew devolves into chaos. Similar to Lord of the Flies, the crew reverts to their most primal state as they fight for survival against both each other and the crushing darkness just outside the ship’s walls.
The all-star cast is led by Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, and Lily-Rose Depp. Fionn Whitehead, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Chanté Adams will also appear. Deadline is reporting that Viveik Kalra, Quintessa Swindell, Archie Madekwe, Archie Renaux are also set to join the production already underway in Romania.
Jason Constantine, Lionsgate President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, commented on the acquisition from Lionsgate’s perspective. “Acquiring [the] U.S. rights…was an easy decision for us. We have worked with Neil Burger very successfully and he will without a doubt create an experience with Voyagers as a sophisticated and stylish event sci-fi thriller. Paired with the amazing producing team behind John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and this outstanding cast of our industry’s most talented young actors, this package had everything we were looking for that made us excited and eager to jump on board. Voyagers is a unique opportunity to present an elevated horror film with deep and complex morality themes.”
Burger is directing from a script he also wrote. Voyagers has yet to receive a release date.