San Leandro, Calif. — One-of-a-kind filmmaker Tarsem Singh, whose work includes the 3D spectacular “Immortals,” the seminal sci-fi film “The Cell” and the hit family film “Mirror Mirror,” is now directing an unconventional sci-fi thriller called “Selfless” for an April 17, 2015 release.
The film, with a script by Spanish horror masters David and Alex Pastor, was recently shot on location in New Orleans.
Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar winner Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds star in the film, which revolves around a wealthy old man who transfers his consciousness into the cadaver of a younger man using an experimental underground medical procedure called “shedding.”
It all seems like a great idea until he starts to experience flashbacks which begin to reveal the disturbing origins of the body he now inhabits.
Born in Ludhiana, Punjab, Tarsem — who prefers to go by one name — was educated in Shimla and later at the acclaimed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. He made his name in music videos and Clio-winning commercials before branching out to the big screen, and now divides his time between Los Angeles and London.