“Rules of Attraction” and “Killing Zoe” director Roger Avary is set to helm “Unwind” for Voltage Pictures and Constantin Film.
Based on Neal Shusterman’s award-winning novel, the story imagines a cruel dystopian world in which those over eighteen years of age, either function as a cog in the machine of a brainwashed society, or get ‘unwound’ – your body is 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 in the film while Avery and his daughter Gala Avary wrote the screenplay. Don Carmody, Robert Kulzer, Roger Avary, Julian Stone and Marc Benardout will produce.