LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ray Stevenson, Jaime King and Stephen Moyer, along with Robert Duvall and James Caan, are starring in the postapocalyptic thriller "Tribes of October" from director Philippe Martinez.
"October" is set in a future in which New York has become surrounded by an endless desert plagued by heat storms, and the city's technology is such that nothing made after 1960 works anymore. In this environment, a detective (Stevenson) goes after a Mafia don (Caan) who in turn is going after the remnants of the NYPD, led by Duvall. The detective is also searching for the love of his life (King). Moyer plays a cynical, street-smart detective.
Nick Vallelonga and Paul Sloan wrote the screenplay.
The production, budgeted at $25 million, is eyeing a summer start in Michigan, where Martinez directed his thriller "The Chaos Experiment." "October" will be shot using greenscreen.
Stevenson starred in "Punisher: War Zone" as well as HBO's "Rome" series. He recently finished shooting "The Book of Eli" with Denzel Washington and "Cirque du Freak" for director Paul Weitz.
King recently starred in Lionsgate's horror hit "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" and wrapped "Waiting for Forever" with Richard Jenkins.
Moyer is best known for his starring turn on HBO's "True Blood."
For Duvall and Caan, who are in final negotiations, the project marks the first time the two veteran actors will work together since 1972's "The Godfather." Duvall next appears with Viggo Mortensen in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," while Caan appears in Brett Ratner's segment of "New York, I Love You."
(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)