The new dystopian sci-fi thriller has a writer and director.
Relativity media has announced that they've signed on Ric Roman Waugh to rewrite and then direct Tipping Point, based on the screenplay by Todd Stein.
Waugh's past films include the Val Kilmer vehicle, Felon. He's currently working on the post-production for Snitch, a thriller starring Dwayne Johnson which will be out early next year, at which point casting and development will begin in earnest for Tipping Point.
The official synopsis is as follows:
Tipping Point is a tense, riveting sci-fi thriller that paints an ominous picture of the world 100 years into the future. With the world’s population approaching 10 billion, the penalty for having children without a license is death – no questions, no excuses, and no mercy. Ruthless Population Control Officer Solomon Cage lives only for his job, until the day he discovers two fugitives he’s been pursuing are the love of his life who mysteriously disappeared years ago and the 12-year-old son he never knew he had.
Sounds like an interesting combination of various dystopian tropes, but it sounds like a mostly original plotline. If the world-building is good, it could be a very good film. Relativity has proving lately that it's not just all about indie style dramas. Their recent Mirror, Mirror wasn't excellent, but it did bring star power and a sizable production budget. If they can bring that to some new sci-fi projects, I look forward to it. Wwe need more studios working on sci-fi with good production values.
Temple Hill is on production duties for this one, with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey taking up the work. They recently worked together on The Twilight Saga.
The film has no other announced names on board as cast or crew, but I would expect, from Relativity's recent history, one top-liner and a few b-list actors. No production or release dates have yet been announced for Tipping Point.