Parallax Studio is excited to announce that Patrick Warburton ('Seinfeld', 'The Tick', 'Family Guy') and Samuel Hunt ('Chicago P.D.', 'Empire', 'Unbroken: Path to Redemption') have joined the cast of its upcoming science fiction film TO MEET THE FACES YOU MEET.
Samuel Hunt will be starring 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. Patrick Warburton will be lending his 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.
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.
TO MEET THE FACES YOU MEET is based on 1972 underground comic book 'Fever Dreams' illustrated by the prolific comic artist Richard Corben ('Heavy Metal', 'Fantagor', Dark Horse Comics) and written by Jan Strnad (DC Comics, Disney, 'Heavy Metal'). The film is directed by J. Allen Williams ('Darkstar: The Interactive Movie', 'Everything'), who co-wrote the screenplay with Jan Strand.
Filming is slated for late 2020.
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.