Netflix is getting into the business of turn-back-the-clock entertainment.
“Orphan Black” writer Tony Elliott is scripting and directing “ARQ,” a thriller that should get fanboys and girls counting down the days to its release on Netflix thanks to its cast – “The Flash” actor Robbie Amell and “Jessica Jones” actress Rachael Taylor – and also thanks to its time loop premise.
The Hollywood Reporter, which posted the news about “ARQ” on Wednesday, had this description for the movie:
“ARQ” is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the near future when the oil supply has run dry. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer (Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends all to relive the same day over and over.
Netflix”s plans for “ARQ” is another effort by the streaming site to connect with independent filmmakers and exclusively distribute the films they produce. “Beasts of No Nation” was last year”s big win in that effort.
“ARQ” joins a big collection of upcoming entertainment that plays with time. Check out the gallery below for HitFix”s guide to upcoming time travel movies and TV.