We’ve got some more information on Code 8 to bring you – the film from Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell! Just a few days ago we told you that they relaunched their Indiegogo campaign and they’re already at $1,912,740. They’re close to $2,000,000!
The original campaign’s goal was set to $200,000 and the original campaign ended over $1,720,000. They’ve added some cool new perks, like a collectible signed postcard, which you can get signed by Robbie and Stephen. The postcards are limited, so make sure to grab it here before it sells out!
Code 8 was created and will be directed by Jeff Chan, and will star Robbie and Stephen. They started filming June 1, and will continue through mid-July, with hopes of a release date in 2019.
the film also stars Sung Kang, Kari Matchett, Greg Bryk and Aaron Abrams. Here’s more of a description of the film:
“Code 8” is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, most “specials” face discrimination and live in poverty, often resorting to crime. In a world now carefully monitored by drones, guardians and the police, Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), a power-enabled young man, is struggling to pay for his ailing mother’s (Kari Matchett) health treatment. Fighting to earn enough money as a day labourer, Connor is lured into a lucrative criminal world by Garrett (Stephen Amell) who works for Lincoln City’s reigning drug lord, Marcus Sutcliffe (Greg Bryk). Garrett helps Connor sharpen his powers in order to execute a series of crimes on behalf of Sutcliffe, while a militarized police unit, lead by Agent Park (Sung Kang) and Agent Davis (Aaron Abrams), hunts them down.
Robbie and Stephen will be executive producers along with Lee Kim, and Mary Anne Waterhouse. Code 8 will also be financed by financed by Telefilm Canada and the Fyzz Facility. Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada in 2019, with XYZ Films handling foreign sales.