Westworld’s Lisa Joy is making her feature film directorial debut with the cyberpunk thriller Reminiscence that will hit theaters and HBO Max on August 20. While speaking with Empire Magazine, the filmmaker briefly teased some ideas she is developing for a follow-up movie, but isn’t calling it a sequel but a “cousin.”
“It’s a distant cousin, not a sequel. It’s an evolution in theme and a conception of the world and man’s place within it. Plus, there’s a lot of action. I wanted to create a new type of action,” teases Joy. “It’s taking different bits from different cultures and kind of fusing a new way of approaching action that I think will be exciting,” Lisa Joy teased to Empire about her plans for an untitled second film.
At one time, there was going to be a Black Cat (a Spider-Man character) movie at Sony Pictures written by Lisa Joy before the project was altered to be team-up film Silver & Black to be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard). The Marvel project ultimately was killed and the fate of the character in future films is up in the air.
Joy is behind the Amazon Prime Video series adaptation of the William Gibson cyberpunk novel The Peripheral and is also developing a series based on the beloved video game franchise Fallout.
REMINISCENCE – Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?