Neon, Double Agent, Film4 partner on Asif Kapadia doc, 2073

Asif KapadiaNeon, Double Agent and Film4 are partnering with Asif Kapadia on the upcoming documentary, 2073.

The film is described as a “genre-bending thriller set in a dystopian future” that will tackle some of the biggest challenges threatening our future.

It is inspired by Chris Marker’s 1962 featurette La Jetée, about a time traveller who risks his life to change the course of history and save the future of humanity.

Double Agent – the joint venture from Black Bear Pictures and New Regency – Neon and Film4 will co-finance and serve as executive producers. Kapadia and George Chignell are producing, while Davis Guggenheim, Nicole Stott, and Jonathan Silberberg will serve as executive producers for Concordia Studio alongside Riz Ahmed’s Left Handed Films.

“I want to make an epic about the state of the world, using elements of science fiction as a lens through which to examine the huge questions we are facing as a species and hopefully find solutions, before it’s too late,” said Kapadia, who won the Oscar for Amy and also directed Senna.

Double Agent president Dana O’Keefe added: “We bet on filmmakers, and Asif is among the very best out there.”

“Asif is a consistently ground-breaking filmmaker who we’ve been lucky enough to work with on a number of his previous films,” said Ollie Madden, director of Film4. “This new project, a documentary-style vision of the future, as terrifying as it is an urgent call to action, had us immediately hooked. We can’t wait to see what Asif and his expert team create.”

Jeff Deutchman, Stefanie Fahrion, Michael Heimler, Don McNicholl, O’Keefe and Eric Sloss negotiated the deal. Kapadia is represented by lawyers Carlos K. Goodman, Hannah Mulderink, and Jacqueline Hurt as well as Independent Talent Group, WME and Cinetic Media.

This article first appeared on our sister site, Screen Daily. 

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