Atlas: Lana Parrilla joins Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu in sci-fi thriller

Lana Parrilla, who earned quite a large fanbase through her seven season, 150+ episode run as Regina Mills / Evil Queen / Roni on the ABC series Once Upon a Time, has signed on to be part of the impressive cast that’s being assembled for the Netflix sci-fi thriller Atlas. Parrilla’s co-stars in the film will include Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), and Abraham Popoola (Morbius). Deadline didn’t have any details on the character Parrilla will be playing when they reported the news, but we do know that Liu is playing the villain in the film and Lopez’s character is Atlas, “a woman fighting for humanity in a future where an AI soldier has determined the only way to end war is to end humanity. To outthink this rogue AI, Atlas must work with the one thing she fears most — another AI.

Deadline did offer a different synopsis for the movie, though. Here’s another description of what happens in Atlas: An intelligence analyst gets stranded on a distant planet and must learn to fight inside a military-grade mech suit in order to survive.

Sounds like the makings of an entertaining movie to me.

Atlas is being directed by Brad Peyton (Rampage) from a screenplay by Aron Eli Coleite (Locke & Key) and Leo Sardarian (StartUp). Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell are producing the film for Safehouse Pictures, with Peyton and Jeff Fierson producing for ASAP Entertainment and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, and Lopez producing for Nuyorican Productions. Courtney Baxter serves as executive producer, with Matt Schwartz co-producing.

How does Atlas sound to you, and what do you think of the cast so far? Are you a fan of Lana Parrilla’s work? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

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Source: Deadline

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