Maika Monroe and Ed Skrein have boarded Federico D’ Alessandro’s sci-fi thriller Tau, with Waypoint Entertainment financing under their first look deal with Addictive Pictures.
The story follows a street-smart grifter, Julia (Monroe), who is the latest victim kidnapped and held captive in a fatal experiment. The only thing standing in the way of her freedom is Tau, an advanced artificial intelligence developed by Alex (Skrein), her captor. Tau is armed with a battalion of drones that automate a futuristic smart house. Julia, showing resourcefulness and courage, must race against time to bridge the boundaries between man and machine, connect to Tau and win her freedom before she suffers the same fate as the previous subjects.
Following her break-our performance in indie horror hit It Follows, Maika Monroe is much in-demand. The actress is currently in production on Peter Landesman’s Felt starring Liam Neeson and will next se seen in Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence. Skrein recently co-starred in the Ryan Reynolds smash Deadpool. He has In Darkness opposite Natalie Dormer in the pipelines as well as Gateway 6 with Rhys Ifans.