Mackie, Huston Join Netflix Sci-Fi Feature “IO”

Anthony Mackie (“Captain America: Civil War”), Danny Huston (“Wonder Woman”) and Margaret Qualley (“The Leftovers”) are set to star in the Mandalay Pictures and Netflix original sci-fi film “IO” which will release globally on the streaming service in 2017.

The coming-of-age story follows Sam Walden (Qualley), a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth. She races to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded.

Mackie plays Micah, a complicated and mysterious refugee on his way to the imminent shuttle launch who makes Sam question whether she can really alter Earth’s fate.

Jonathan Helpert (“House of Time”) will direct from an original script by Clay Jeter, Charles Spano, and Will Basanta. Jason Michael Berman and Laura Rister are producing and production begins this week in France.

Source: THR