Back in 2008, Toby Wilkins directed a fantastic little creature feature called Splinter, which I highly recommend you check out. Up next, Wilkins is heading into extraterrestrial territory, and we’ve got the scoop for ya today!
The Wrap reports that Wilkins is set to direct the sci-fi thriller iNvasion, written by Paul A. Birkett and Jason Bourque. It’s being described as a young adult-oriented film.
The movie revolves around a viral video that starts turning the residents of a small town into pawns of an alien intelligence and a group of high school seniors who decide to fight back, unaware that mankind’s survival hangs in the balance.
“I’m very excited to be involved with such a unique project,” said Wilkins. “iNvasion is one of those rare scripts that presents a truly original take on a classic theme with a perfect blend of the genres I most love to explore. A thought-provoking sci-fi thrill-ride.”
Casting is now under way with principal photography scheduled to begin spring 2015 in Vancouver.
iNvasion is produced by Ian Birkett of Escape Factory and Dean Altit of DNF Pictures.