Tim Blake Nelson Named as Michael Zero Director

Tim Blake Nelson is set to take charge of science fiction action movie Michael Zero.

This announcement may lead to you having the following questions:

What is Michael Zero?

Michael Zero is being billed as a high-concept sci-fi action-thriller. It follows Michael Redmayne as he hunts down clones of himself.  His clones having gone AWOL from the war for which they were created in order to rebel against the Corporate State that created them.

Who is Tim Blake Nelson?

Tim Blake Nelson is a talented character actor and frequent Cohen brothers collaborator. His best known acting role ir probably supporting George Clooney in the excellent O Brother, Where Art Thou? As an actor, he’s also dipped his toes into the world of science fiction with roles in The Minority Report, The Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four.

He only has eight credits as a director and none of them leap of the page.

 

How excited should you be?

Moderatly.

To us at Stranger Views, it sounds like the success of Blade Runner 2049 has helped this movie get the green light. Hopefully, this means another excellent cyberpunk movie is on the way.

However, it could just as easily be a paint-by-numbers sci-fi movie in the same vein as Altered Carbon.

Hopefully, the director has learned from his time working with the Cohen brothers and will bring something unique to the movie. But we won’t be holding our breath.

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