Warburton, Hunt join ‘To Meet the Faces You Meet’

(Chicago P.D., Empire alum Sam Hunt joins new sci-fi film)

Parallax Studio has announced that Patrick Warburton (SeinfeldThe TickFamily Guy) and Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D.EmpireUnbroken: Path to Redemption) have joined the cast of its upcoming science fiction film To Meet the Faces You Meet.

Hunt will star as the lead live-action character Friz, a likable fugitive who, with his symbiotic A.I. spaceship MEAD, is on the run from the military and the unscrupulous Admiral Gillette.

To Meet the Faces You Meet is based on 1972 underground comic book Fever Dreams illustrated by the prolific comic artist Richard Corben (Heavy MetalFantagor, Dark Horse Comics) and written by Jan Strnad (DC Comics, Disney, Heavy Metal). The film is directed by J. Allen Williams (Darkstar: The Interactive MovieEverything), who co-wrote the screenplay with Jan Strand.

In the distant future, Admiral Gillette, hoping to develop the deadliest war machine in history, thinks he has created the ultimate weapon: a pilot (Friz) symbiotically linked with an A.I. spaceship (MEAD: Mobile Extrasensory Autonomous Deceptor) possesses the ability to project illusions so convincing that they cannot be distinguished from reality.

But errant programming has instilled MEAD with pacifist tendencies, making him useless for military purposes. Scheduled for “decommission,” Friz and MEAD flee and are pursued across the solar system by bounty hunters and the Admiral – who has a personal vendetta.

Warburton will lend his trademark baritone gravitas to the animated character Timmy the Wunderbot, an illusion created by Friz and MEAD to distract the military as the pair heist dark matter fuel from Juno Base on the surface of Ganymede.

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Hunt and Warburton join the actor and comedian Patton Oswalt, who has already recorded his part voicing the lead animated character MEAD. They are the first two actors to be hired using funds raised by the film’s Kickstarter campaign, which closed on June 14th, 2020, having raised $29,600—118% of its original $25,000 goal.

Filming is slated for late 2020, depending on the current Coronavirus COVID-19 situation which is surging in 39 states. Los Angeles reported its highest number of Covid-19 hospitalizations in a day, with at least 2,216 people hospitalized. And more than half of the 2,848 new cases reported Sunday were among people under 41 years old.

SOURCE: Parallax Studio