Synopsis: “ANON is set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity. Our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, SAL FRIELAND (Owen) stumbles onto a young woman (Seyfried) who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as THE GIRL, Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim.”
Netflix recently picked up this sci-fi mystery and the streaming service has had a pretty good track record with the mid-budget/sci-fi/thriller sub-genre. Whether it be the very slept-on What Happened To Monday, the controversially reviewed Cloverfield Pardox or the campy/horror flick The Babysitter, Netflix has become a home for hard genre films that don’t have the kind of broad, widespread appeal needed to sell a movie these days.
Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, Anon stars Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried in a sci-fi story that looks right at home next to What Happened To Monday in terms of high-concept set-ups. Niccol, who wrote The Truman Show and the upcoming Ang Lee films Gemini Man (starring Will Smith) and directed films like Lord of War, Gattaca and more recently Good Kill and The Host. So it’s hard to say how Anon will pan out when it hits Netflix later this year, but at the very least the trailer and the concept look pretty intriguing. Owen is forever linked to another high-concept dystopian movie (Children of Men) so here’s hoping he brings some of that magic with him to this one.
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