Netflix has picked up the ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell and his cousin Robbie Amell’s science fiction sequel ‘Code 8: Part 2.’
“Netflix has acquired the global rights to Canadian sci-fi sequel ‘Code 8: Part 2’ from Collective Pictures,” the company said in a press release. “The film will shoot in Canada later this year and be released globally by Netflix.”
The synopsis explains that after “witnessing the murder of her brother and subsequent cover-up, a teenage girl with abnormal abilities seeks the help of an ex-con (Robbie Amell) and his former partner-in-crime (Stephen Amell). Together, they face a unit of corrupt police officers who deploy advanced robotic technology to prevent themselves from being exposed.”
As D-Rezzed previously reported, returning director Jeff Chan said, “We’re beyond thrilled to get the team back together and bring more of the Code 8 universe to our very passionate fans. We know this is a sequel that will push the story to new heights.”
“There’s nothing better than working with family and friends,” Robbie Amell agreed. “’Code 8′ was the embodiment of that. I can’t wait to get back to work on the sequel.”
“’Code 8′ is an incredibly personal and special project for all of us,” Stephen Amell added. “We built the world in the first one and now we’re ready to blow it out!”
The original ‘Code 8’ was crowdfunded through Indiegogo, raising $2.5 million from more than 35,000 backers. It rose to become the second-largest crowdfunded original film of all time. The Amells co-produced the film, making it with XYZ Films. The movie was distributed on Netflix where it became one of their top 10 films upon release.
The streaming service Quibi was set to do a spin-off series with the Amells returning to produce. Following the app’s closure and the sale of its features to Roku, the series appears to be in limbo.
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