Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the sci-fi feature Tau, which stars It Follows and Independence Day: Resurgence’s Maika Monroe, Gary Oldman and Ed Skrein.
Tau follows a once 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. Tau’s potential is only limited by his understanding of the world he exists in, but Tau is ready for more. 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.
The plot bears a resemblance to the Noomi Rapace-starrer Rupture, but we’re imagining that Tau won’t have quite as alien an ending as Rupture. But, who knows?
Tau comes from director Federico D’Alessandro, who is making his feature debut with the complex sci-fi, and he directs a script written by Noga Landau (The Haunted, The Magicians). Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the film when it hits Netflix is 2018, hopefully.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)