‘I, Object’: Melanie Lynskey, Thomasin McKenzie, Karl Urban, & Jemaine Clement Join Andrew Niccol’s Next Film

Andrew Niccol surprised us with news of a Lord of War sequel, but before he gets around to that, he’s another promising film to get to first. THR reports that Niccol will direct I, Object and he’s gathered an all-star group of fellow Kiwis to lead it.

Melanie Lynskey, Thomasin McKenzie, Karl Urban, and Jemaine Clement will star in I, Object, making this a full-on New Zealand production. The story is fascinating, too, as it centers on a grieving 10-year-old boy, struggling after the death of his father who was the only one he could relate to. In order to cope, he begins talking with the everyday objects in his life, and they actually come to life and communicate back to him.

This has the potential to be Niccol’s best film in years, possibly since Gattaca, especially with such a great cast. Filming looks to begin later this year.

Travis Hopson
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