The Machinist (2004) director Brad Anderson's last film, Stonehearst Asylum (2014), seemed to vanish without making much of an impact. He will no doubt he hoping for better things with his latest project, as word arrives via Deadline that he is set to direct a mysterious new drama called FATE.
The script has been developed by The Book Of Eli (2010) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer Gary Whitta, who came up with the original concept. It will follow Virgil, a man who is on a serious downswing in life. Reduced to haunting the back alleys of Hong Kong, his world – what is left of it at least – is further upended when a mysterious woman tracks him down and asks for his help.
Other details on the movie are still a mystery, though we do know that Anderson is looking for the cast now, aiming to start shooting in the spring. It will have the backing of production company Amasia, who also helped bring Anderson's The Call (2013) to screens.
Anderson has a few other projects on the go, and is in fact in production on action thriller High Wire Act, which was written by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Ultimatum). Whitta, meanwhile, has his own set of films in the works, including Mouse Guard and The War Magician.