Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide in association with Bridgegate Pictures proudly announce that Nicolas Cage (Snowden, Dog Eat Dog) will star in the action/sci-fi film, THE HUMANITY BUREAU. Rob King (Something More) is set to direct from a script written by Dave Schultz (45 R.P.M.). Principal photography is set to commence this week in British Columbia, Canada. Sarah Lind (Wolfcop), Jakob Davies (If I Stay) and Hugh Dillon (Assault on Precinct 13) have also joined the cast. Kevin Dewalt, CEO of Minds Eye Entertainment and Andre Relis, president of VMI Worldwide made the announcement today.
“We’re extremely excited to work with the incomparable Nicolas Cage on this project,” said Dewalt. “We’re certain that THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be a hit with his legions of followers.”
“We’re excited to be working with Nicolas Cage on this incredible film, and we feel that the subject matter, given the current state of the world following the 2016 U.S. election, is very relevant on a global scale,” said Relis.
The year is 2030. Global warming has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.
An ambitious and impartial caseworker Noah Kross (Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Lind) and her son (Davies). Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save the lives of the mother and child and to expose the truth about The Humanity Bureau’s secrets once and for all.
THE HUMANITY BUREAU is the second title in a six-picture slate deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, VMI worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures following Wesley Snipes’ THE RECALL, which sold to scores of buyers during the 2016 American Film Market.
THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be shot with the new Barco Escape multi-screen, panoramic movie format, offering the ultimate immersive cinema experience that fully surrounds the viewer in the movie experience. Portions of the films will also be shot in Virtual Reality. THE HUMANIY BUREAU also marks the first film where Nicolas Cage appears in Barco Escape and Virtual Reality.
Cage is represented by CAA, LINK Entertainment and Jake Bloom and Patrick Knapp at Bloom, Hergott.
Minds Eye International has North American distribution rights to THE HUMANITY BUREAU, while VMI Worldwide has international rights. THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be produced by Kevin Dewalt (Forsaken, The Tall Man) Danielle Masters (Forsaken, Wolfcop), and Kelly-Rae Buchan. It will be executive produced by Andre Relis (The Perfect Weapon, War Pigs), Wayne Marc Godfrey (Cake), Guy Griffithe (American Justice), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects) and Frank White (The Tall Man).