One of the best, most subtle and fascinating sci-fi films in the last few years is Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love. Now the director has announced his follow up and it sounds just as amazing. It’s called The Discovery and will star Robert Redford, Rooney Mara and Jason Segel.
According to Deadline, The Discovery is “a sci-fi story set two years after the discovery of an afterlife that has been scientifically proven where millions of people have taken their own lives in order to start over.” Redford is the man who makes “The Discovery;” Segel is his son; and Mara is the woman he falls in love with.
How freaking awesome is this idea? Just the mere thought of it boggles the mind. Would you live life differently if you knew there was an afterlife? How could it be proved? Would life lose its value? The questions are literally endless.
McDowell co-wrote The Discovery with Justin Lader, who also wrote The One I Love. It starts shooting later this month in Rhode Island.