A scenario that becomes increasingly scary as it becomes increasingly more realistic is the basis on which the new film Defective is based on. The sci-fi thriller from Canadian writer and director Reese Eveneshen (Dead Genesis) is “Set in the near future where Rhett Murphy and his estranged sister Jean are forced to flee from a militant police state after witnessing the dark secrets of a nefarious corporation.” Under the guise of public safety, the all powerful State Enforcement Agency along with it’s RoboCop like soldiers known as the Preservers of Peace, seem to be up things far more sinister than the public has been led to believe. When Rhett becomes separated from his sister Jean, he becomes determined to not only save her and bring her back home, but to uncover and bring the S.E.A.’s activities to light.
The film stars Colin Paradine (Dead Genesis, Antisocial) as leading man Rhett. Raven Cousens (Dead Rush, Late Night Double Feature) co-stars as Rhett‘s sister Jean. Also among the cast are Ashley Armstrong, Dennis Andres (The Strain, Befall) and Jamie Tarantini (Friendly Fires, Late Night Double Feature). Produced by Isaac Elliott-Fisher and Peter Szabo (along with Eveneshen), the film is being released by Possibility Films.
The film screened at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in October, and the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival this last December. However, a wider release date has yet to be determined, but is currently listed as 2018.
With the idea of a dystopian future and the terrifying realities of technology becoming increasingly plausible, Defective is right on trend. Is 2018 the year where the lines between science fiction and reality become blurred? If films like Defective and series’ like Black Mirror are any indication, this is a trend that is likely to continue. Make sure to check out the trailer above.