ARQ arrives on Netflix this Friday – and, just to whet your appetite, a new clip from the film has been released.
The dystopian sci-fi thriller is set in a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, while young engineer Renton and Hannah find themselves attempting to save an experimental energy technology that could end the wars. The catch? The technology has created a time loop that causes them to relive a deadly home invasion over and over again. They must figure out how to stop the time loop and come out of it alive.
“ARQ is a story about fighting for what matters, no matter the odds or the obstacles,” says writer-director Tony Elliott. “It’s about believing that we can change, if we keep trying. That we will change, as long as we never give up. I believe that for myself as I do for humanity. At it’s core, ARQ is hopeful.”
Elliott is no stranger to dystopian sci-fi, having written for TV series Orphan Black and 12 Monkeys.
“I really love exploring big, existential ideas in science-based, fantastical settings, and then distilling those stories to what really matters — the human element,” he adds.
Trailer: ARQ arrives on Netflix on 16th September
5th September 2016
Netflix has released the first trailer for ARQ, its latest indie film.
The sci-fi thriller takes place in a dystopian future, where an engineer has invented a technology with the potential to provide unlimited energy – only to find his house surrounded by masked intruders trying to get their hands on it. The problem? The technology has some complicated, timely-wimey side effects…
The film is written and directed by Tony Elliott, who has precious as an Exec Story Editor on Orphan Black, and stars Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor and Gray Powell.
Netflix’s acquisition of the project was announced at the start of the year, as part of the streaming giant’s growing effort to produce films directly with indie filmmakers, such as the Duplass brothers. Since then, though, there has been little word on the film – until now, with both a poster and trailer giving us our first look at the film.
ARQ will premiere on Netflix on Friday 16th September. Here’s the trailer – read on below for the artwork.
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