Naomi Alderman’s dystopian sci-fi novel The Force is getting a movie adaptation to stream on Amazon Prime Video. The project is being executive produced by Sister Pictures’ Jane Featherstone, along with Reed Morano and Alderman. The story takes place in a world where all teenage girls develop the ability to electrocute people at will. Soon enough, almost every woman has the same power. Now nothing will ever be the same. “This is a global story, about the lives of women and men around the world, so I’m very excited that The Force will spark conversations and substantive debate…everywhere. We’re going to do something revolutionary and, dare I say, exciting,” Alderman says (via Term). Among the stars are Toni Collette, Auli Cravalho, John Leguizamo, Tohib Jimo, Ria Zmitrovich, Holly Bush, Niko Hiraga, Heather Agyepong, Eddie Marsan and others.
The project has been delayed several times. First, the project was supposed to start at the end of 2019 in Georgia, but was withdrawn due to the recently signed Heartbeat Bill (via Time). Filming then began in early February 2020, but was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic (via Term). With the series back in production, there is hope for a 2023 release.
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