Apparently, Aja Naomi King has a movie that is going to be released soon, and I’m ashamed to admit that I had no idea. It’s called Reversion, a sci-fi/thriller that is slated to have a limited release on Oct. 9 before being released nationally.
The wonderful Shadow & Act put this movie on my radar, and based on the terrific trailer, I’m definitely going to check it out.
Courtesy of Shadow & Act:
The film stars Aja Naomi King (“How to Get Away with Murder”) as Sophie Clé, “a delighted user of the Oubli, a wisp of high-tech jewelry that wraps behind the ear and uses neuroscience to help its users experience their most joyful memories as if they were happening for the first time. In addition to being the head of marketing for the company that makes this revolutionary memory-enhancing wearable device, she is also the daughter of its inventor, Jack Clé (Colm Feore). Sophie’s most joyful memory is the last day she saw her mother alive, fifteen years earlier. But on the eve of the Oubli’s worldwide launch, a stranger named Isa (Jeanette Samano) kidnaps Sophie, setting off a chain of events that remind us all, you can’t escape what you can’t forget.”
I can’t even begin to express my excitement over this. It’s not very often we get thrillers, and sci-fi thrillers no less, starring women of color. Especially black women. So to see another talented black actress in this type of role is heartening. And from a business standpoint, it only makes sense.
This time last year, we saw Taraji P. Henson starring in No Good Deed, and most recently, The Perfect Guy, starring Sanaa Lathan. To no ones surprise but the media, both movies were hits and made Screen Gems many millions of dollars on movies with very modest budgets. Here’s hoping for a three-peat.
Check out the trailer and photos from the movie below:
*Cross-posted on The Black Girls Club.