I hear that the actor, who was most recently in the sixth season of Netflix’s House of Cards, has been circling the script, which was written by Misfits’ Howard Overman, but that a deal has not yet been struck.
Kinnear would be a big get for the ambitious project, which is Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa’s second original commission following Deep State, and is co-produced by France’s Canal+. It is produced by Urban Myth Films, Overman’s Studiocanal-backed indie that he runs with Johnny Caps and Julian Murphy.
It is currently in pre-production and sources close to production have told Deadline that it is set to start full production next year.
Set in the present day, it will be a reimagined telling of Hg Wells’ alien invasion story.