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Captain Fantastic director to helm sci-fi mystery Tomorrow and Tomorrow

02.23.2017

I'm sure you recognize Matt Ross from his appearances in Big Love, AMERICAN PSYCHO, Silicon Valley and many others, but lately Ross has been generating critical acclaim not for his acting, but for writing and directing CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. The recent comedy/drama has nabbed plenty of attention, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Viggo Mortensen, and it seems that Ross is ready to move right along to his next project.

THR reports that Matt Ross is set to direct an adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" for Tri-Star. The futuristic thriller set in the near future after a mysterious explosion has wiped out the city of Pittsburgh and rendered it uninhabitable. The city is then recreated as a virtual reality named the Archive. John Dominic Blaxton, already damaged due to losing his wife and child, stumbles across the apparent murder of a woman whose every appearance is deliberately being deleted from the Archive. In a statement, Matt Ross said "Tomorrow and Tomorrow is prescient, it posits a world not so dissimilar from today, a direction we are all clearly headed, where technology has altered the ways in which we interact with each other and the world around us. I hope to examine, following the book's lead, the degree to which our lives are enhanced, and deeply compromised, by the technology that is already an inseparable part of our daily existence"

A synopsis for "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" via Amazon:

Pittsburgh is John Dominic Blaxton’s home even though the city has been uninhabitable ruin and ash for the past decade. The Pittsburgh Dominic lives in is the Archive, an immersive virtual reconstruction of the city’s buildings, parks, and landmarks, as well as the people who once lived there. Including Dominic’s wife and unborn child. When he’s not reliving every recorded moment with his wife in an endless cycle of desperation and despair, Dominic investigates mysterious deaths preserved in the Archive before Pittsburgh’s destruction.

His latest cold case is the apparent murder of a woman whose every appearance is deliberately being deleted from the Archive. Obsessed with uncovering this woman’s identity and what happened to her, Dominic follows a trail from the virtual world into reality. But finding the truth buried deep within an illusion means risking his sanity and his very existence…

Source: THR

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