Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Code 8’ Ramps Up With XYZ Films Deal

[ Written on February 10 2017 by Admin ]

XYZ Films has acquired international sales rights to Code 8, the sci-fi thriller in the works and being toplined by cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell. The pair starred in Jeff Chan’s short film of the same name and launched an Indiegogo campaign last year to adapt it into a feature; it raised more than $1.7 million.

A May shooting start in Toronto now is being eyed, and XYZ is selling the title at the European Film Market underway this week in Berlin. Chan will direct and produce under his Colony Pictures banner, with the Amells, screenwriter Chris Pare, Thick Water Entertainment and Resolute Films’ Lee Kim executive producing.

The short 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 (Robbie Amell, The Flash) struggling to pay for his mother’s medical treatment. Forced to work as a day laborer, he is recruited by a criminal (Stephen Amell, Arrow) who teaches him how to use his powers to pull off a series of crimes. Sung Kang (the Fast and the Furious franchise), who also was in the original short, returns to play the relentless cop who pursues them.

Source: Deadline

Photos: City of Heroes Convention

[ Written on June 15 2016 by Admin ]

Stephen and Robbie were at the City of Heroes convention last May 15th. 98 photos have been added into our gallery. Huge thanks to Abby at Katie Cassidy Online for sharing these photos with us!

Code 8 Indiegogo Campaign

[ Written on March 23 2016 by Admin ]

The Code 8 short film has been released, and it’s amazing! Make sure you watch it.

Stephen and Robbie also launched a campaign to raise money to fund the feature film. The short version serves as a sample of what the movie could be. The campaign includes several packages with different exclusive perks, so check out the full details at Indiegogo.

‘Code 8’ Teaser Trailer

[ Written on March 13 2016 by Admin ]

Stephen shared on his Facebook account a teaser trailer for a mystery sci-fi project, Code 8, starring Robbie Amell and Sung Kang. Visit the project’s official website at code8.com.

Code 8

Facebook. I've been working on something. So has Robbie Amell & Sung Kang. Countdown is on at code8.com —

Posted by Stephen Amell on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Photos: Just Jared’s Summer Bash Pool Party (July 18th)

[ Written on July 19 2015 by admin ]

Last night Robbie & Italia attended the Just Jared’s Summer Bash Pool Party which was held at The Private Residence of David Cooley in Los Angeles. Check out the pictures over on the gallery.

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