[Movies] Marc Forster Takes on New Sci-Fi Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.05.2014
World War Z helmer to direct Red Rising...
Marc Forster has set up a new sci-fi project to direct. Deadline reports that the director, best known for Monsters Ball and World War Z, will helm a film version of Pierce Brown's dystopic sci-fi novel Red Rising.
The film is the first part of a planned trilogy and takes place on desolate Mars, where the protagonist Darrow is caught in a class system that thrives on oppression and secrecy. He is a Red, the lowest member of society, born to toil in the bowels of the planet in service to the sovereign Golds. When Darrow suffers a devastating loss and betrayal he becomes a revolutionary, out to bring about social justice. Questions of fate, duality, and loyalty, evolve in a cruel test of war between the sons and daughters of the ruling elite.