Kodi Smit-McPhee is all grown up and helming his first major film, the sci-fi thriller 2067.
The film is set in the year 2067, when earth is on the verge of collapse. After years of doing too little to reverse climate change, plant life is extinct and there is a dramatic reduction in available oxygen. The survival of humanity is threatened by a fatal “oxygen sickness” – as manufactured oxygen, the only source of breathable air, is making millions sick. With no cure in sight, humanity looks to the future, in the hope that people are still alive and have a solution to the O2 crisis.
Chronicorp, the world’s leading supplier of synthetic oxygen, has spearheaded this project, building a quantum time machine that pings the future in search of a connection with their descendants. They receive a response: a message from 400 years in the future that simply reads “Send Ethan Whyte”.
Unwittingly, Ethan, a reclusive utility worker, barrels into the future as humanity and his sick wife’s last hope. He arrives in a new world… completely alone. As he draws closer to the truth and uncovers an unthinkable conspiracy, he is faced with the ultimate question – who sent the message? And is there a way to save humanity and the woman he loves?
Smit-McPhee plays Ethan, an arrogant and selfish underground tunnel worker who embarks on a journey through time that tests his faith in humanity. Ryan Kwanten is Jude Mathers, a tunnel rat and Ethan’s protector who believes only humans can control their own fate.
With 2067 Seth Larney has created a unique and visually breathtaking world,” says A71 Releasing Inc. CEO Justin Rebelo. “It feels uncannily prescient right now against the backdrop of wildfires blazing around the world, while fundamentally being a really entertaining sci-fi adventure that keeps audiences in suspense until the end. With the leading cast of Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ryan Kwanten, 2067 is a fantastically character driven and fully satisfying cinematic adventure that we are really excited to share with Canadian audiences.”
The Australian actor, now 24 grew up in the spotlight for his remarkable and memorable performances. Smit-McPhee started acting at the age of 9 and dropped out of high school in his first year to pursue his dream of starring in films.
He made his feature film debut alongside Eric Bana in 2007’s “Romulus, My Father,” which earned him the Young Actor’s Award by the Australian Film Institute.
2009’s “The Road”, alongside Viggo Mortensen, earned him nominations for AFI’s Best Actor Award and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards’ Best Young Actor Award.
He went on to star in other films and most recently portrayed the role of Nightcrawler in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
Bonnie Laufer spoke with Kodi from his home in Australia about leading the charge on this film, his uncomfortable wardrobe and what he has coming up next.
- Release Date: 10/2/2020