‘AD ASTRA’ SCI-FI Epic Director James Gray To Start Filming In 2017

16/05/2016 | By

Hmmmm – could Joaq be joining him AGAIN!!!!

“Ad Astra” is a science-fiction epic that is going to be filmed in 2017 by Director James Gray in the midst of superhero movies that are slated for release in the near future.

Known for his filmography in “The Immigrant” (in 2013) as well as “Little Odessa” (in 1994), which won him a Silver Lion award at the 51st Venice International Film Festival, Director James Gray is reportedly going to start filming “Ad Astra,” a sci-fi film. According to Slash Film, the director is in post-production at the moment on his “The Lost City of Z” adaptation, which is a project that he is first became attached to in 2008. But now, he is set in turning his attention to the future as he is going to begin the principal photography of “Ad Astra” early next year.

The “Blood Ties” director has been working on this new sci-fi film “Ad Astra” for a few years now. It was first planned to be shot in 2014 but did not come to fruition. It has been reported by Deadline that it will be financed and produced by MadRiver Picture, as revealed from the current Cannes Film Festival. However, casting is yet underway and it is hoped that Joaquin Phoenix could join the director in this space adventure film.

As per ComingSoon.net, Kim Fox of MadRiver Picture is going to handle the international sales of the film as well as to represent its domestic rights. The film though is currently kept under wraps.

The director has created the story with screenwriter Ethan Gross. And it is said that he is going to make “Ad Astra” as “something conceptually amazing, not visually amazing.”

Aside from the above mentioned films that have been directed and written by James Gray, among his works are “The Yards” in 2000 (that stars Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix and Charlize Theron), “We Own the Night” in 2007 (that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall) and “Two Lovers” in 2008 (that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw and Isabella Rossellini).