Code 8 (2016)
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 03:47
Code 8 is a 2016 short sci-fi action film directed by Jeff Chan and written by Chan and Chris Paré. Starring Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell and Sung Kang, the film is expected to be expanded into a feature length project to shoot during 2017 for release in October of that year. The film takes place in a world where 4% of the population are 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 laborer. After a dispute over payment, he finds himself in a confrontation with a police officer (Kang) and the autonomous robots backing him up. the duo Stephen Amell and his cousin Robbie has launched an Indiegogo page to gain funding for the feature.
Making the most of its ten minute, Code 8 is one of the best sci-fi short films, an intriguing fusion of Chronicle with well-set up characters and conflicts, beautiful cinematography and visual effects, lavish production designs, and strong performances. Great acting, story, characters and really good looking cinematography. Love the visual style and directing. And the attention to detail, “Code 8” will be shot in Los Angeles early next year and will also star Stephen Amell, Aaron Abrams. turns out that the short film was just a teaser for a much larger project. The short film is fantastic and definitely worth a look.