Sci-Fi CODE 8 Acquired by XYZ Films

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Originally a film short by two cousins famous for playing superheroes Code 8 is set for the feature film treatment.

XYZ Films have acquired the international film rights to the Sci-Fi thriller. Robbie and Stephen Amell star in the feature adaption of a short film. The cousins known for their roles in CW’s The Flash and Arrow respectively launched a successful Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1.7 Million.

The short film is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with some type of supernatural ability, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, most “specials” face discrimination and live in poverty. The story follows a man (Robbie Amell, The Flash) struggling to pay for his mother’s medical treatment. Forced to work as a day laborer, he is recruited by a criminal (Stephen Amell, Arrow) who teaches him how to use his powers to pull off a series of crimes. Sung Kang (the Fast and the Furious franchise), who also was in the original short, returns to play the relentless cop who pursues them.

You can check out the short film below.

 

SOURCE: Deadline.com