Captive State | Sunday Observer

Captive State

Unlike many of the other science fiction films on our list, Captive State isn’t based on a best-selling novel or manga. Instead, it is a feature-film adaptation of a screenplay written by Rupert Wyatt and his wife Erica Beeney—a screenplay that spurred a bidding war for the rights. Wyatt will also direct the movie, marking his return to big-screen directing after spending 2016 working on the pilot episode for Fox’s horror television series The Exorcist. The film will star John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Kevin Dunn, and Machine Gun Kelly, among others.

At this point, we know very little about the plot of the film beyond the official description: “Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict—the collaborators and dissidents.” While we don’t know yet what side of that conflict John Goodman’s character will be on, a set photo featuring him was released in May 2017, showing Goodman sitting in some sort of bunker-like chamber, wearing a respirator and military load-out vest on top of a tailored suit. The fact alone that this is an alien invasion movie set years after the actual invasion makes Captive State an exciting new sci-fi feature to watch for. You can catch it in theaters on August 17th, 2018.