One of the most impressive debuts of late was Kogonada’s tender, formally striking Columbus, starring John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. The filmmaker, who got his start with his well-researched video essays, infused his admiration for Ozu with thoroughly modern sensibilities in that debut and now he’s finally announced his second feature, which is backed by A24.

Deadline reports that Colin Farrell will star in Kogonada’s next film titled After Yang. An adaptation of the Alexander Weinstein sci-fi short story Saying Goodbye to Yang, following “a father and daughter as they try to save the life of their robotic family member.”

One can read the short story here. The project sounds like a step up in scope for the director while still retaining a dramatic intimacy. Farrell also recently joined another highly-anticipated project, Andrew Haigh’s series The North Water. There’s no word yet when After Yang may start production, but check back for updates.

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