Simu Liu to play antagonist opposite Jennifer Lopez in 'Atlas'

The film is slated to be a sci-fi thriller in which AI soldiers want to end humanity


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Simu Liu (AFP Photo)
Simu Liu (AFP Photo)

Published: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 9:12 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Aug 2022, 1:30 PM

'Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings' star Simu Liu is set to play the villain in Netflix's 'Atlas,' a sci-fi thriller film headlined by Jennifer Lopez.

According to entertainment outlet Deadline, 'This Is Us' star Sterling K Brown and 'The Great' actor Abraham Popoola will also play key roles in the upcoming film.

The movie follows Atlas (Lopez), a woman fighting for humanity in a future where an AI (artificial intelligence) soldier has determined the only way to end war is to end humanity. To beat this rogue AI, Atlas must work with the one thing she fears most -- another AI.

Brad Peyton of 'Rampage' fame will direct 'Atlas,' penned by screenwriter Aron Eli Coleite, who worked off an original script by Leo Sardarian.

Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell will produce for Safehouse Pictures along with Peyton and Jeff Fierson for ASAP Entertainment as well as Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will be joining Lopez to back the project through Nuyorican Productions.

The movie falls under the first-look deal Lopez signed last year with Netflix.

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