Brothers Aldis and Edwin Hodge are teaming up to star in a remake of award-winning Chinese film Parallel Forest. Kourosh Ahari will direct the film from a script penned by the brothers and Jonathan Keasey. They will also produce under their newly christened Hodge Brothers Productions banner.
Parallel Forest is described as a grounded sci-fi thriller that revolves around Vanessa, a grief-stricken woman who mysteriously finds herself navigating between parallel spaces. While on a retreat with her husband and brother-in-law after suffering the loss of a child, she is faced with the threat of self destruction in order to regain the life she knew before her loss.
The Hodge Brothers first appeared onscreen together in Big Momma’s House, but this will be their first project together since, and the first time they’ve collaborated as writers and producers. The siblings said in a statement:
“This is just another chapter in the story of the Hodge Brothers. We’ve been on an amazing journey throughout our careers and working together in a creative capacity has always been our goal. We started together, we’re building together, and we’ll finish together”.
Aldis is currently starring in crime drama series City On A Hill and is coming off a good 2020 in which he had a supporting role in The Invisible Man and played Jim Brown in Regina King‘s One Night In Miami. He’s currently filming a role in the Dwayne Johnson superhero film, Black Adam.
Edwin has been appearing in military drama SIX, Mayans M.C., and For All Mankind in the last few years, but is probably best known for his main role in three of The Purge films. He’ll next be seen in Amazon’s sci-fi blockbuster, The Tomorrow War.
Ahari is fresh off directing recent psychological horror film The Night, released by IFC Midnight back in January. It became the first American-made film to receive permission for theatrical release in Iran since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
The Hodges will be playing the brothers in Parallel Forest, so we’ll wait and see who signs on for the female lead. Production is expected to begin in the autumn.