Screenwriter Mattson Tomlin is having an enormous yr and it is solely getting larger. Contemporary off the success of his Netflix authentic characteristic movie and manufacturing underway on The Batman, a brand new report reveals that Tomlin will direct his characteristic debut with the sci-fi thriller Mom/Android. Written by Tomlin, the movie will star Chloe Grace Moretz and has The Batman director Matt Reeves connected to provide, the movie is being produced at Miramax. In keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, Moretz stars as Georgia, a girl who makes an attempt to flee her house nation together with her boyfriend whereas navigating a conflict with synthetic intelligence. The pair are additionally nearing the start of their first baby and should go up in opposition to “No Man’s Land,” described as “a stronghold of the android rebellion, in hopes of reaching security earlier than giving start.”
“Mom/ Andriod is a deeply private story impressed by sacrifices made to carry me into this world,” Tomlin mentioned in an announcement. “I’m thrilled to be working with Miramax and my pal Matt Reeves to inform a narrative that speaks to the power of humanity within the darkest of occasions.”
“Tomlin gracefully weaves the historical past of his roots right into a futuristic story with an imaginative twist on actuality,” Miramax’s Invoice Block added. “It’s a real testomony to his expertise and distinctive strategy at fascinating broad, international audiences.”
The story can also be reportedly impressed by Tomlin’s personal life, telling a sci-fi model of his dad and mom who labored “to save lots of their baby amid the hazards of the Romanian Revolution.”
This challenge marks the newest movie within the works from Tomlin, whose different scripts which have been publicized embody the upcoming Little Fish, plus the lengthy awaited adaptation of online game Mega Man, and two completely different comedian e-book sequence, Worry Agent and Memetic. Regardless of being connected to all of those large IP, Tomlin’s love for writing actually appears to blossom when engaged on authentic works as he revealed to in a latest interview.
“If you’re writing one thing authentic, there’s zero expectations for what it may be,” Tomlin mentioned whereas selling Challenge Energy earlier this yr. “So, it could simply pull strikes that different issues cannot, and that does not imply it is higher or worse. It could actually simply be completely different. And so for me, it was sort of like, I like Eight Mile. I like Collateral, and I like tremendous powers. I wish to put all of them collectively and discuss some stuff that I am feeling proper now. And simply attempt to make one thing that’s the film that I wish to see as a fan. And that is sort of how the script got here tumbling out of me.”
Regardless of nonetheless being a relative newcomer to Hollywood, although he has a lot of scripts beneath his belt, Tomlin is adjusting to his new notoriety after his involvement in The Batman was revealed.
“When the Batman information got here out again in October, I did not know that that information was going to return out. And so the Web, I had 1000s of individuals on Twitter mainly shrieking, ‘Who’re you?’ It was a wild weekend.”
Issues have to be going very properly for his script on that characteristic although as Reeves has already hitched his wagon to him for the foreseeable future.