Kodi Smit-McPhee To Star In Ice-Age Set Thriller ‘The Solutrean’ | Film News
Kodi Smit-McPhee, star of this year’s inventive anti-Western Slow West and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, will star in Ice-Age set thriller The Solutrean. The young American actor, who was slated as a possibility for the role of Peter Parker in Marvel’s rebooted Spider-Man franchise, will portray a young man living 20,000 years ago in Paleolithic Europe.
Separated from his tribe, the protagonist must travail a dangerous unconquered landscape if he is to find his family again. The title refers to the Solutrean style of toolmaking used be people of this period. Far ahead of its time, this intricate craft permitted humanity the use of more accurate projectiles and barbed arrowheads; when lost the methodology was not redeveloped for over a thousand years.
A suitable name for a survival thriller, McPhee’s character will no doubt show great resourcefulness in the face of an uncompromising environment. The Solutrean will be directed by Albert Hughes, one half of the sibling directing partnership The Hughes Brothers.
The duo have been making films since the early nineties, beginning with violent race-centred drama Menace II Society, however recent entries such as From Hell and The Book of Eli have failed to inspire a positive critical reaction. McPhee will appear next year in Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse as the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler, previously portrayed by Alan Cummings. X-Men: Apocalypse will hit cinemas on May 19, 2016.
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