Gavin Hood, director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will direct John Boyega in the thriller The Test, based on a novel by Silvain Neuvel. At his side, in an authoritarian England of the future, there will be Payman Maadi.
While it is about to arrive on Amazon Prime Video with the miniseries created by Steve McQueen, Small Axe, John Boyega has chosen a new movie. It will be the protagonist of The Test, directed by the director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine ed Ender’s Game, the South African Kevin Hood.
The story is based on a novel published in 2019 by the science fiction writer Silvain Neuvel, Canadian. Set in the near future, in a semi-dictatorial England, it centers on a quiet immigrant (played by the American actor Payman Maadi), who undergoes the 25 questions of an assessment test to obtain citizenship and with the young and brilliant behavioral psychologist (Boyega), charged with supervising the test, is confronted by a terrorist group led by a far-right fanatic.
Hood he called it “a heart-pounding psychological thriller. It grabbed me by the throat and left me breathless.” It is undoubtedly a metaphorical and current story, in the guise of science fiction, the one chosen by Finn from Star Wars, which we will soon see in Naked Singularity, alongside Olivia Cooke e Bill Skarsgard.