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Oct 04,2015

Lutz fired up in sci-fi thriller

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In his 11-year career Twilight star Kellan Lutz has played Hercules and worked with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford.

But he’d never experienced anything like the highs- and challenges- of collaborating with director Shane Abbess in the futuristic sci-fi thriller SFv1.

Lutz plays Sy, a former nurse who is now a drifter with a haunted past. Sy forms an unlikely alliance with Kane (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant who works for off-­world military contractor Exor. In a race against time they set out to rescue Kane’s young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) amid an impending global crisis precipitated by Exor.

“This is completely different from anything I’ve ever done; it has so much heart,” the US actor tells IF from the set in Sydney.

“I had never been part of a movie that was so emotional, with so much stress and trauma. But it’s been an unbelievable new experience. Shane is a brilliant storyteller with a strong vision who allows his actors to create their own characters.

“There is less and less risk-taking among filmmakers these days. Shane wants to create films with real substance. As the characters were originally written Sy was the angry, crazy one and Kane was easy going. As filming went on so much changed, for the better.”

Lutz first met Abbess in Los Angeles five years ago when the director was developing The 7th Day, a sci-fi film set in a spaceship, with Source Code writer Ben Ripley. (Abbess was set to direct Source Code but departed after creative differences with Jake Gyllenhaal and Duncan Jones was hired).The director wanted Lutz to play the lead. That project has yet to materialize but Lutz is still keen.

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Sep 21,2015

It’s a happy family on the set of SFv1

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YOU could call it a new age of Aussie film- making that’s showing the rest of the industry how things can be done.

Away from the big studio sound stages, director Shane Abbess has set up his merry SFv1 family in suburban Sydney, taking over several warehouse spaces in Gladesville as they notch up the seventh of a nine-week run of filming.

“It is unlike anything I’ve ever done before,” explained Hollywood actor Kellan Lutz, most famous for his run as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films.

“I have no idea where we are at and I love it. It feels like a studio movie without studio heads breathing down your neck. We have so much freedom to create. I’ve never been in an environment where there is no ego. It is all family here. I am blessed to be down here in Australia working with this great group of humans.”

Lutz and Daniel MacPherson star in the leading roles of Sy and Kane in the science-fiction flick set in a futuristic world in a time of interplanetary colonisation.

The boys refer to themselves by their character names and a sign at the production office entrance reads: “All cast to be referred to by their character name only in all circumstances”.

“He’s in my phone as Sy,” laughed MacPherson. “When this is all done and wrapped, we are going to have a beer and a chat and get to know each other as Dan and Kellan because it’s been Sy and Kane for the past 2½ months.”

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Sep 21,2015

Sydney Confidential reporter Jonathan Moran sits down with actors Kellan Lutz and Daniel McPherson to talk films, music and their film SFv1 – Audio

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Sep 13,2015

First Look: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘SFv1’

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From The Hollywood Reporter

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Shane Abbess’ action flick stars Lutz as a mysterious drifter who teams with an off-world military contractor amid a global crisis.

Daniel MacPherson and Kellan Lutz are on the move in The Hollywood Reporter’s first look at SFv1.

Set against a backdrop of interplanetary colonization, Lutz stars as a mysterious drifter who teams with an off-world military contractor (MacPherson, left) amid a global crisis in the sci-fi action movie directed by Shane Abbess.

The interplanetary colonization drama also features Temuera Morrison, Rachel Griffiths and Bren Foster in the cast.

The film is midway through production in Australia, and XYZ Films, repping worldwide sales, is screening exclusive footage for buyers in Toronto.


Sep 06,2015

Kellan at Sydney Airport – Candids

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The DailyMail posted some pictures of Kellan at Syndey Airport. We added them to our Gallery. They also wrote an article you can read it HERE

[x002] At Sydney Airport – Sep 2015

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Sep 03,2015

Kellan on Set of SFv1 – Picture

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TheDailyMail posted a picture of Kellan on Set of SFv1 in Sydney. They also wrote an article you can read it HERE

[x001] On Set – Sydney – 02 Sep 2015

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Aug 23,2015

Kellan out in Sydney – Candids

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JustJared posted some candids of Kellan out in Sydney. Read their article HERE.

[x009] Out in Sydney – 19 Aug 2015

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Aug 16,2015

Kellan Lutz loves being in Australia and working with Daniel MacPherson

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IT’S a blossoming bromance between Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz and Aussie actor Daniel MacPherson on set of new Australian sci-fi flick, SFv1.

Confidential exclusively caught up with the pair on set of the Shane Abbess directed film that’s currently in production in Sydney and will also shoot in outback South Australia.

“We have a great time off camera just hanging out and pow wowing,” Lutz said of MacPherson. “He’s a really cool dude and acting wise, he’s got amazing chops.”

The feeling is mutual with Macpherson adding: “He’s the all American boy. We’ve got shared passions for things like exercise and football so there will be a bit of that and also plenty of food and drink and good restaurants and whatnot to show him around.”

The pair will have to be careful not to enjoy too much food as the film requires them to be super fit.

“The thing is we don’t want to get too soft, we’ve got to stay hard and focused on this job.”

SFv1 is set in the future “in a time of interplanetary colonisation” where mysterious Sy (Lutz) meets Kane (MacPherson), a lieutenant working for off-world military contractors.

Lutz, most famous for playing Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films, has been in Australia for a fortnight for the film that also stars Rachel Griffiths, Temuera Morrison and Firass Dirani.

“I’ve been trying to work here for a long time,” Lutz said.

“A lot of Australians come to the United States to work but for me Sydney, Australia, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, they’ve got a special place in my heart. It means so much for me to be here and to be a part of this production.”

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Aug 15,2015

Kellan in Sydney – Candids

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The DailyMail posted some candids of Kellan on the set of SFv1. We added them to the gallery.

[x002] On Set in Sydney – 14 Aug 2015

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Jul 30,2015

Superhero Drama ‘Gods And Secrets’ Powers Cast

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From Deadline:

The Power/Rangers fan film and The Grey producer Adi Shankar is set to make his directorial debut alongside Stewart Yost on Adi Shankar’s Gods And Secrets. The “dark” drama will mine territory similar to Alan Moore’s Watchmen, exploring the darker logical underpinnings of superhero tropes. In a world in which superheroes exist, personal foibles and the resulting celebrity culture are front and center. In the story, tragedy has struck the superheroic team Guardians of Justice, and in its aftermath secrets are revealed, lives are changed, and the war to end all wars begins.

WWE’s Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Saga), Kellan Lutz, Sharni Vinson and Andy Milonakis star. Created by Shankar, Jenni Powell (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), and Shawn Deloache (New Adventures of Peter and Wendy), it’s produced by Discourse Media. Rathbone has also signed on a producer.