By Tomas AMLÖV


Action/Adventure - Development 2014

A nuclear submarine becomes a haunted chamber.... with a mind of it's own!
A military researcher is faced with the task to harness a nuclear submarine, infected with a computer virus - programmed to wipe out mankind!

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Science-fiction, Thriller
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomas AMLÖV
    • Writer(s)
    • Tomas AMLÖV, Lars NORBERG, Johannes PINTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Tomas AMLÖV (Timelock Film AB)
    • Synopsis
    • A hacked underwater drone, with capability to wipe out computer technology on enemy ships, constitutes a clear and present danger to the strategic nuclear submarine USS Delaware. Research scientist ALICE is called in to upgrade the defense system onboard, with the latest technology: Biotechnical software, implemented not only in the ships infrastructure, but in the crew members onboard as well - Making them partly transhuman.
      However, Alice soon finds herself in middle of the action when a computer virus infects the ship – and transforms the submarine to a conscious being with a mind of its own. In her efforts to take control over the virus inside the computer system, Alice discovers hidden facts about a secret experiment she herself was part of an experiment that pushed the limits of artificial intelligence and bioengineering.
      Later, Alice search for a defense against the virus turns into a fight for survival when she discovers that the captain of the ship is actually a cyborg controlled by an artificial intelligence. A new life form with a mind set to wipe out mankind as we know it, and makes way for a next evolutionary stage: The world of the transhumans! A global nuclear war is at the horizon...
      As Alice manages to defeat the cyborg-captain, she herself is put into a coma as becomes paralyzed. When she wakes up it turns out the virus spread to her body, by reproducing with 3d-printing technology on the nano level. Creating small nanoboots, with a mission to take control over her body. Alice forms a plan to fight back, by hooking up to a computer brain interface. This way she can hack the control unit of the cyborg and take control over his consciousness - living through his body as a form of physical avatar - and stop the approaching disaster.
      Alice tries to locate the source of the virus and isolate it, so it can be led towards the nuclear reactor and destroyed. However, during the process, Alice discovers that her real body now has been separated from the brain in order to save her from the transformation from human to machine, that's created by the virus. While her consciousness mind now is hooked up to the interface that controls her cyborg body, she has no longer anything else to return to. The only way to save her conscious mind and escape the cyborg she's trapped in, is to kill her old, transformed, body and upload her mind to a virtual reality - unless of course she's already there....
    • Production schedule
      First draft: Jan 2012
      Page one re-write: Jan 2012– May 2013
      Revisions (outline format): May-Aug, 2013
      “Financing ready” script: June 2014
      Revisions: July-Dec, 2014
      Pre-production script: 2013-2015
      Shooting script: January 2015
      First draft of the script was optioned and later purchased from Johannes Pinter. The page one re-write was performed by writer/producer Tomas Amlöv, as well as following revisions (with script consultants attached). The “financing ready scrip”, as well as following revisions, will be written by Lars Norberg.
      Development: Jan 2012-Dec 2013
      Financing/Casting: May 2013– May 2014
      Pre-production: Jan 2014-May 2014
      Production: June 2014
      Editing (off-line): July-Dec, 2014
      CGI/Visual Effects: 2013-2015
      Sound design: Oct. - Dec., 2015
      Online/Mix: January 2015
      Delivery/Completion: February 2015
      Our vision is to produce “a big picture, with a small crew”. The movie will be shot almost entirely in front of a green screen – and most of the set design and effects will be added as part of the post production process. This allows for a compressed shooting schedule, while we stretchi out the post production over a longer period of time, where such things as modeling sets and creating some specific effects will start early and be a part of the development process. We will use our network of competent and freelancers in Pakistan to produce the CGI and visual effects Tomas Amlöv will also the director and one of the writers. He has the required background from both the field of feature films, as well as the computer industry (including visual effects) - which is a key aspect to the operative part of this production plan.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2014