Roger Avary Directing ‘Unwind’, Voltage Teaming With Constantin Films: Cannes

Roger Avary Directing ‘Unwind’, Voltage Teaming With Constantin Films: Cannes

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05/05/2016

Voltage Pictures has come on board to co-finance and handle foreign sales on the Constantin Film/Don Carmody co-production Unwinddirected by Pulp Fiction Oscar winner Roger Avary.  He and his daughter Gala Avary also wrote the screenplay.

Unwind is based on Neal Shusterman’s award-winning novel, which imagines a cruel dystopian world in which those over 18 years of age, either function as a cog in the machine of a brainwashed society, or they will be “unwound.”   That is, your body will be taken apart, piece by piece, and given to those the government determines to be more suitable. Connor (Ian Nelson), Risa (Kiernan Shipka), and Lev (Percy Hynes White) are three young people raging against the machine.  Their desire for freedom and self-determination is greater than their fear of unwinding.

Bill Paxton and Jay Baruchel also star respectively as The Admiral and Officer Nelson. Casting of the remaining roles is under way.