To be in this film, you clearly must have incredible bone structure. Variety reports that Luke Evans and Milla Jovovich are set to star in World Breaker, a “sci-fi action thriller” from director Brad Anderson.
That is a lot of genres to mash together, but these three people’s combined talents should be able to cover it. Anderson has directed a ton of television episodes, from Fringe to Treadstone to Peacemaker, and also directed the Christian Bale film The Machinist. Evans’ long, colorful, and thoroughly entertaining career includes roles as Zeus (The Immortals), Dracula (Dracula Untold), Bard (The Hobbit movies), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), and a very angry Shaw brother (Fast & Furious franchise). As Variety rudely reminds us, he and Jovovich previously starred together in a Three Musketeers film that is better left in the past.
Jovovich, of course, has been in more action films than one can count on both hands, including her very memorable turn as Leeloo in The Fifth Element, a whole host of Resident Evil movies, the recent and infuriating Hellboy, Monster Hunter (pictured above), and Ultraviolet. (Let us never forget her Dazed & Confused character, either.)
World Breaker is about a father and daughter; presumably Evans plays the father, though the summary shared by Variety leaves Jovovich’s role unclear: “Five years previously, a tear in the fabric of reality brought creatures to our world from an alternate dimension bent on our destruction. The father hides his daughter on an island to keep her safe, while he prepares her for survival and the battles to come. But no place is safe.”
Maybe she’s a creature from another world? Who can say! The film is the first screenplay by Joshua Rollins, an actor with small roles in The Dark Knight and Contagion. No release date has been announced.