Indie sci-fi is always exciting to hear about, no matter how the eventual project turns out — be it a Moon or, God forbid, Another Earth. The latest line in this recent movement, is Life Tracker, which Variety says will be led by Kyle XY‘s Matt Dallas, Saw 3D‘s Rebecca Marshall and How to Make a David Lynch Film‘s Barry Finnegan.
This project marks director Joe McClean‘s feature-length debut. He got his start with the six-minute short Coffee Connection back in 2008, and most recently directed the aforementioned How to Make a David Lynch Film — something we’d all like to know, I’m sure. The director has also written the script, with Sarju Patel and Debbie Vandermeulen are producing; NBA player-turned-producer Baron Davis and Marshall will executive produce.
Here’s a plot summary (via IMDB):
Dillon (Finnegan) stumbles on a little known news story about a company called Life Tracker Limited, which claims it has discovered a way to predict biological events in a human’s life by looking at their DNA. People all over the world are paying tons of money to see if their DNA shows any trace of disease, or future children, or when they’ll die. When Dillon, his best friend Scott (Dallas), and Scott’s girlfriend Bell (Marshall) all get their futures predicted their lives start to change. Nothing is physically changed in any single person’s day-to-day life, but the ideas that have been put in people’s heads convince them to flip the world upside-down. From the intimate relationships in our every day lives, to the literal future of the human race, nothing will ever be the same after Life Tracker.
I have a feeling I’m not the only one who can’t see Life Tracker hitting it big at the box office, but that small scale might also be conducive to its ultimate quality. Shooting has commenced in L.A.
What do you think about Life Tracker and its lengthy synopsis?
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