Emilia Clarke says goodbye to the distant previous in King’s Touchdown and hi there to the close to future in “The Pod Generation,” a sci-fi story that sees the Emmy-nominated “Game of Thrones” alumna exploring fertility know-how. A press launch introduced that Roadside Sights and Vertical snagged North American rights to the Sundance winner.
Written and directed by Sophie Barthes, “The Pod Generation” is about in a world the place “AI is all the rage and technology has trumped nature in nearly every aspect of life” and follows Rachel (Clarke) and Alvy ( Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”), “a New York couple who are ready to start a family. As a rising tech company executive, Rachel lands a coveted spot at the Womb Center, which offers couples the opportunity to share pregnancy on a more equal footing by way of mobile, artificial wombs, or pods. Alvy, a botanist and devoted purist about the natural environment, has doubts, but his love for Rachel prompts him to take a leap of faith. And so, begins the wild ride on their tech-paved path to parenthood,” the supply teases.
“Sophie Barthes has an extraordinary ability to create films that use alternate realities to hold a mirror to the way we live now and where we may be in the not-to-distant future,” mentioned Roadside Sights’ Co-Presidents Howard Cohen & Eric d’Arbeloff. “Emilia and Chiwetel deliver incredible performances balancing humor and heart portraying a couple at odds with the path the Big Tech Overlords have set for them.”
“The Pod Generation” premiered at Sundance in January and took dwelling the Alfred P. Sloan Function Movie Prize. It’s set to hit theaters this summer season.
Clarke rose to fame enjoying Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones” and acquired 4 Emmy noms for her efficiency within the HBO hit. “Last Christmas” and “Me Before You” are amongst her different credit.
Barthes beforehand helmed options “Madame Bovary” and “Cold Souls.”