A New Sci-Fi Film Called CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD Is Coming From THE FAREWELL Director Lulu Wang

The director of Awkwafina’s wonderful upcoming film The Farewell, Lulu Wang, has recently signed on to write and direct a new sci-fi film called Children of the New World. The movie will be based on a short story collection that was written by Alexander Weinstein.

Plot details for the film haven’t been revealed, but the filmmaker told Deadline that the film will “continue exploring the evolving dynamics of family.” For more information on what we might expect from the film, here is the synopsis of the book:

“Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and frighteningly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster.

It grapples with our unease in this modern world and how our ever-growing dependence on new technologies has changed the shape of our society. Alexander Weinstein is a visionary new voice in speculative fiction for all of us who are fascinated by and terrified of what we might find on the horizon.”

Sounds like there are a lot of intriguing concepts here to play with a build a story around. The movie is being produced by Dani Melia, Peter Saraf, Justin Lothrop for Votiv. Brent Stiefel will executive produce for Votiv.

Melia had this to say in a statement:

“We had an incredible experience collaborating with Lulu Wang on The Farewell and are thrilled to be making another film with this visionary director, this time working alongside Votiv and exploring a completely different space and genre.” 

Lothrop added, 

“Lulu and I have been friends for years now and we’re very excited to be collaborating with her on such an incredible project. When we started on this journey with her, I don’t think we could have imagined a better partner than Big Beach, and we couldn’t be more pleased about working with them on this.”

Wang’s upcoming film The Farewell may not be a big and exciting sci-fi movie, but it’s still a great film worth checking out. I’m happy to see that Wang has landed a cool and exciting film project.

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