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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

First Look: Aja Naomi King and Gary Dourdan Star in the Sci-Fi Thriller, REVERSION

As many of you know, I am always going on about the lack of minority actors in genre films (and also the lack of genre films as "serious" award contenders). So I can't help but pause whenever I hear about an actor of color in a new film--particularly an actress. Which brings me to REVERSION, a sci-fi thriller starring Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, Four) and Gary Dourdan (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation).

From Fluency Productions, REVERSION sounds like it's part sci-fi, part heartfelt drama--a genre that has had success most recently in films like Advantageous. Here's more about it:

REVERSION centers on Sophie Clé (Aja Naomi King), a delighted user of the Oubli, a wisp of high-tech jewelry that wraps behind the ear and uses neuroscience to help its users experience their most joyful memories as if they were happening for the first time. In addition to being the head of marketing for the company that makes this revolutionary memory-enhancing wearable device, she is also the daughter of its inventor, Jack Clé (Colm Feore).

Sophie’s most joyful memory is the last day she saw her mother alive, fifteen years earlier. But on the eve of the Oubli’s worldwide launch, a stranger named Isa (Jeanette Samano) kidnaps Sophie, setting off a chain of events that remind us all, you can’t escape what you can’t forget.

Check out a few more images from the film below.

What do you think? REVERSION opens on October 9 in New York (Empire 25), Los Angeles (Universal Citywalk) and Chicago, with a wider national release to follow. 


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