Last year cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell (Arrow, The Tomorrow People) released a short film titled Code 8. Where people with special abilities aren’t your everyday superheroes but live below the poverty line. As well as brutally attacked by local law enforcement and their robots. The short film was well received and is now being turned into a full-length feature film. It’s basically District 9 meets the X-Men.
Now the guys over at My Entertainment World have revealed that production on the full-length feature will begin this May in Toronto, Canada:
The film is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with some type of supernatural ability, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, most “specials” face discrimination and live in poverty. The story follows a man struggling to pay for his mother’s medical treatment. Forced to work as a day laborer, he is recruited by a criminal who teaches him how to use his powers to pull off a series of crimes. After a dispute over payment, he finds himself in a confrontation with a police officer and the autonomous robots backing him up.
Here is the short film: