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Based on Neal Shusterman's award-winning novel, the story imagines a cruel dystopian world in which those over eighteen years of age, either function as a cog in the machine of a brainwashed society, or get 'unwound' - your body is taken apart, piece by piece, and given to those the government determines to be more suitable.
Connor (Ian Nelson), Risa (Kiernan Shipka), and Lev (Percy Hynes White) are three young people raging against the machine. Their desire for freedom and self-determination is greater than their fear of unwinding.
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Avary and his daughter Gala Avary wrote the screenplay based on Neal Shusterman’s novel about a future society where 18-year-olds either graduate to a brainwashed collective or get taken apart for their body parts to be dished out to those deemed to be more deserving.
Bill Paxton and Jay Baruchel are attached to star, as are Ian Nelson, Kiernan Shipka and Percy Hynes White, who are being lined up to play a trio of youngsters determined to beat the system and achieve freedom.
Principal photography is set to begin in mid-October in Manitoba, Canada. Unwind is being »
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In a pre-Cannes move, Voltage Pictures has come on board to co-finance and handle international sales on the Constantin Film/Don Carmody co-production “Unwind,” starring Ian Nelson, Kiernan Shipka and Percy Hynes White.
The story is set in a cruel dystopian world where, when young adults turn 18, they either become a functioning cog in the machine of a brainwashed society, or they are “unwound” — with their bodies taken apart, piece by piece, and given to those the government determines to be more suitable.
- Dave McNary
3 items from 2016
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