by Justin Cook
Coming off of the moderately successful John Wick, actor Keanu Reeves is in talks to star in Tarsem Singh’s upcoming film The Panopticon.
Reeves has not yet been confirmed for the project, but negotiations are certainly under way.
The Panopticon is described as an action-thriller in which an ordinary man receives a mysterious package. He soon discovers a voice-recorded message in the package from himself, telling him that the world will soon end and that he is the only hope to save it. He finds himself racing against the clock to save mankind.
Tarsem Singh is a very diverse director who has helmed films such as Mirror Mirror, Immortals, The Cell, and The Fall. No matter what genre, Singh always makes his movies visually interesting and a marvel for the eyes. Reeves and Singh working together would certainly make for an interesting team. It would mark the first collaboration between the two.
Over the past couple of years, Reeves has had a mixed amount of success in his career. On one hand, his directorial debut Man of Tai Chi was met with fairly positive reviews and his recent movie John Wick has been highly praised, but on the other hand, his 2013 film 47 Ronin was met with negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office. He may no longer be the movie star he used to be, but he is still a great presence on screen and an actor who always gives fun and engaging performances.
Andrew Lazar will produce The Panopticon, while Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of the film company Good Universe will executive produce. The Quiet Ones and The Uninvited screenwriter Craig Rosenberg will script the upcoming film.
Next year, Reeves can be seen in many new films, including The Whole Truth, Knock Knock, Daughter of God and Passengers.
Source: The Wrap (Exclusive)