Captive State is filmmaker Rupert Wyatt's and Erica Beeney's probing, original screenplay that depicts an unrecognizable Chicago nearly a decade after it has been occupied by an extraterrestrial force. The film, which Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler, The Escapist) penned with screenwriter Beeney (The Battle of Shaker Heights), uses a grounded sci-fi setting to shine a timely light on the modern surveillance state and the threats to civil liberties. It also depicts the role of dissent within an authoritarian society as seen through the eyes of a pair of brothers, long separated after the invasion, who reunite just as the elder of the pair leads a small group of homegrown revolutionaries to enact a plot to disable the aliens' tracking monitor atop the Sears Tower. If successful, the mission could signal not only the aliens' demise, but mankind's freedom as well.
Starring John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors
Director Rupert Wyatt