John Boyega and Felicity Jones are both be heroes of freedom in the Star Wars galaxy, but while they never met in the GFFA (what with Jyn having heroically stolen the Death Star plans before FN-2187 was ever born) they will be meeting in the Guard Brothers new thriller Borderland.
The film will follow an Irish paramilitary, Michael (Reynor), who witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of an SAS sergeant named Tempest (Boyega) when a border ambush goes wrong. When Tempest is sent back to London to lead a covert counter-terrorist operation, Michael joins a ruthless active service unit (ASU) wreaking havoc in the capital. For Michael, the mission is personal – to hunt down Tempest – and he’ll stop at nothing to avenge his wife’s death.
UK sales firm Rocket Science is selling and financing the film, which heralds from director duo the Guard Brothers (The Uninvited). Endeavour Content is co-repping domestic rights.
Chris Coen (Funny Games), Rebecca Brown, Felicity Jones’s Piecrust Productions and Rocket Science will produce the film, with Jones as executive producer. The plan is for film to shoot on location in the UK in early 2021.