After raising the necessary finance through crowdfunding last year, actors and cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell have begun shooting Code 8 in Toronto. The film is being directed by Jeff Chan and also stars The Fast and the Furious‘ Sung Kang, Maudie‘s Kari Matchett, Frontier’s Greg Bryk and Hannibal’s Aaron Abrams.
Code 8 is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but those who are gifted with abilities face discrimination and poverty, often turning to crime in a world that is virtually a police state. In an effort to pay for his mother’s health treatment, Robbie Amell’s character is seduced into criminal underworld by Stephen Amell’s character, who works for a powerful drug lord, played by Bryk.
“We’re thrilled to be starting production with such an extraordinary cast and creative team led by Jeff, and excited to bring a full-length Code 8 to the world,” said Robbie and Stephen Amell.
Both actors star in The CW’s Arrowverse of superhero shows, with Stephen Amell portraying Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in Arrow and Robbie Amell having had a recurring role in The Flash as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm.