Just ten days after releasing that trailer for the short film Code 8, Super Cousins Robbie and Stephen Amell are already working to make this idea of theirs into a feature film.
Code 8 (Short Film) features Robbie Amell, Sung Kang, and is executive produced by Stephen Amell. Due to scheduling, Stephen couldn’t star in the movie, but he plans on being in the feature!
The film takes place in a world where 4% of the population is born with some type of supernatural ability. Instead of being billionaire superheroes, most ‘specials’ live in poverty and resort to crime, forcing the police to become more militarized.
The story follows a young man with special powers (Amell) struggling to find work as a day labourer. After a dispute over payment, he finds himself in a confrontation with a police officer (Kang) and the autonomous robots backing him up.
Just watch it, folks, it’s amazing.
Interestingly the Amell brothers want to make this short into a feature film. So to support that notion they’ve launched an IndieGoGo campaign. They’re trying to raise $200,000 to make the movie, and looking at the progress it seems like we will see that feature film.
The short was directed by Jeff Chan, who co-wrote the film with producer Chris Paré