In the not too distant future foreigners have invaded Earth. Those who have joined them have been promised the peace we have always wanted. No more wars. No more poverty. No more violence. As it turns out, this promise is not everything it is blown to be. Ten years after the future, our world is divided – but it's not as simple as "us against them."
That's the starting point for CAPTIVE STATE, the new movie from RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Director Rupert Wyatt. Before the sci-fi thriller hits theaters on March 1
Improvement or invasion
CAPTIVE STATE is set in a future not also ] far from our present. An extraterrestrial force has invaded Earth and taken over – but it was not a typical alien invasion. These mysterious visitors came up with an appealing offer: Join them and they will give you the peace that mankind has been seeking since the man's morning. Most of the community takes the deal and why wouldn't they? A life without struggle sounds like paradise.
However, as we have seen in trailers for Wyatt's film, the end result is not as peaceful as what was promised to the earth's citizens. The newcomers seem to have some rather outrageous ideas and some very wise ways to reach them. Unlike the traditional exhibits of foreigners – gray with big black eyes – these extraterrestrials are good, extra . They can change their shape and have incredible, advanced capabilities and technology beyond our capabilities.
John Goodman plays Mulligan, a policeman in Chicago who has been given an impossible task: Sharing the world against the extraterrestrial invaders. To help him with this mission, Mulligan recruits a young man named Gabriel, played by MOONLIGHT star Ashton Sanders.
Gabriel seems to have inherited his father's spirit: His father was a soldier who died (along with Gabriel's mother) after joining Phoenix, a group of rebels fighting the alien takeover. Now, Gabriel is leading an underground resistance secretly supported by Mulligan.
CAPTIVE STATE pushes the idea of a shared society to an incredible extremity. The movie's scenario is even more complicated than a simple division, because there are foreigners as an ultimate force on top of the two great human camps. Stakes are already incredibly incredible, and then there are uncertainties in which people hide their claims. The story is about trust and how lack of confidence can destroy everything.
Winning takes an army
Gabriel's crew includes Ellison (played by SINISTER's James Ransone), Anita (newcomer Caitlin Ewald), Daniel (Ben Daniels of "The Exorcist") and Hayes (Lawrence Grimm of "Chicago Med") . Complicating issues even further are the local mayor (Marc Grapey, also by "Chicago Med") and Police Chief Igoe (Kevin Dunn from "Veep"). There is also a mysterious woman played by Vera Farmiga, who joins Gabriel's life – and his mission.
The cast of this sci-fi thriller is rounded off by a handful of known faces, including Alan Ruck (FERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF and "The Exorcist"), rapper Machine Gun Kelly, Madeline Brewer ("The Handmaid & # 39; s speech "), Kiki Layne (IF BEAL STREET GOES TALK), and Jonathan Majors (HOSTILES) as Gabriel's brother, Rafe. Which side of the dividing line are they all on? Even Gabriel and Mulligan may not know.
We learn the truth when CAPTIVE STATE comes to AMC on March 15th.