Netflix has released the trailer and poster to its upcoming sci-fi thriller IO, starring Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston. Directed by Jonathan Helpert from a script written by Clay Jeto, Charles Spano and Will Basanta, the film becomes available on Netflix starting January 18.
Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie), a complicated and mysterious refugee. She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.
Mandalay Pictures’ Jason Michael Berman and Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister produced the film, which was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Writers Lab and the Sundance Institute Catalyst Forum.