Slated to start production in March, director Roland Emmerich (2012) is looking to cast the male lead for his next sci-fi project, Singularity. Set 40 years in the future, Singularity is not the disaster-fare we’ve come to expect from Emmerich, but something else entirely. He’s not saying much about the project, co-written with Harald Kloser, but it occurs at a time when our technology is so advanced, there is the potential that we lose control of it. The lead of the film will be Adam, a young man composed entirely of a swarm of nanobots which grant him amazing powers.
A number of relative unknowns will meet to read for the role this week, including TV stars Luke Grimes (Brothers and Sisters), Logan Marshall Green (Dark Blue) and Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars). Hit the jump for more on Singularity.
News of Emmerich’s short-list comes via THR, which also includes Prom starrer, Thomas McDonell. Green can next be seen in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, while McDonell will play a young Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows as well as starring in Josh Schwartz’s Fun Size. Other names of interest, though not involved in the reading, are Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) and Luke Bracey (Monte Carlo).
During Steve’s interview with Emmerich for Anonymous, the director mentioned a bit about Singularity and the type of aesthetics we can expect. Check back with Collider for future updates on Singularity.