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Michael Bay producing Little America featuring a “Trump-like dystopia”

26 January 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that Universal Pictures has won a bidding war for Little America, a new “sci-fun” tale set in a dystopian United States following a “Trump-like” presidency which has left the country bankrupt.

The project takes place in a future where China has called in its debts and now owns the USA, with many American having emigrated to China in search of work. In a plot reminiscent of Escape From New York, a former American Force Recon member is hired by a Chinese billionaire to go into an American ghetto to rescue his daughter.

Little America has been written by Rowan Athale (Wasteland), who is also attached to direct, while Bay will produce through his Platinum Dunes banner. »

- Gary Collinson

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Universal Fights For Little America, And Wins It For Michael Bay

26 January 2017 6:06 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The pop culture response to the spectre of Donald Trump continues to build, with a fierce bidding war for a new film project culminating in a victory for Universal. The studio reportedly fought hard for the rights to Little America, and has now attached Michael Bay to produce the film – with writer-director Rowan Athale taking the helm.

This is a big moment for Athale, whose only previous credit is the 2012 film Wasteland (also known as The Rise), which he wrote and directed. That film saw a man seek revenge against a local drug kingpin, while trying to win back his girlfriend. Little America, it would seem, takes those same ‘male-hero/damsel-in-distress’ themes and builds upon them with commentary on the current political climate.

It is set in a dystopian future in which a megalomaniacal businessman has won the U.S Presidency, and has succeeded in bankrupting the nation after China calls in its sizeable debts. »

- Sarah Myles

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Little America: Michael Bay to produce political thriller

25 January 2017 4:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jan 26, 2017

Little America will be set in a future where a "Trump-like" president has bankrupted America. Michael Bay is producing.

If you're looking for escapist entertainment to avoid thinking about the current socio-political climate, Universal's upcoming dystopian action thriller Little America might not be it. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal just won the bidding war for Little America, the spec script written by Rowan Athale. Athale will direct the film, with Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes producing.

The premise of Little America? In a dystopian future where a "Trump-like" president has bankrupted the United States and China is calling in its debts, Americans begin immigrating to China to find work.

In the midst of this political climate, a Chinese billionaire hires a former American Force Recon member to rescue his daughter from an American ghetto. Action thriller or prophetic documentary? We'll let you decide. According to THR's sources, »

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Michael Bay Set To Produce Dystopian Adventure Film Featuring Trump-Like President

25 January 2017 10:49 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fresh off his latest film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” about the real-life attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, Michael Bay is set to release his new film “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth film in the live-action “Transformers” series, this summer. But Bay is also producing other films that are in the pipeline, including “Little America,” a futuristic adventure film set in the United States that features a Trump-like president.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bay and his production company Platinum Dunes are set to produce the film from British filmmaker Rowan Athale (“Wasteland”), who wrote the spec script and is also attached to direct. Set in a dystopian future where America is bankrupt because China has called in its debts, the film follows a former America Force Recon member who is »

- Vikram Murthi

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Michael Bay Producing Dystopian Action-Thriller ‘Little America’ for Universal

25 January 2017 10:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures is developing the dystopian action-thriller “Little America” with Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller on board to produce through their Platinum Dunes production company.

Universal won a bidding war for a spec script by Rowan Athale (“Wasteland”), who will also direct. Platinum Dunes has teamed with Universal for “The Purge” and “Ouija” franchises.

“Little America” is described as being reminiscent of John Carpenter’s iconic 1981 sci-fi action-thriller “Escape From New York,” starring Kurt Russell. “Little America” is set in a time where America is so bankrupt that China is calling all the shots.


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VP of Production Sara Scott and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee the project for Universal.

Bay is best known as the director of all four “Transformers” movies for Paramount. The fifth, “Transformers: The Last Knight,” opens on June 23. He also directed and »

- Dave McNary

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Universal Wins Bidding War for Michael Bay-Produced Script About Trump-Like Dystopia (Exclusive)

25 January 2017 7:38 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal has won a heated bidding war to pick up the rights to Little America, a futuristic adventure movie that has Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes on board to produce.

Rowan Athale, the British filmmaker behind 2012’s crime thriller Wasteland, wrote the spec and is attached to direct. Bay would produce with his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

Described by sources as a “sci-fun” story rather than “sci-fi,” the tale is set in a dystopian future where a Donald Trump-like president has bankrupted America and China has called in its debts. The Asian giant now »

- Borys Kit

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