The film will be part of Lopez’s recently signed multi-year first-look deal with Netflix.
It follows Atlas, a woman fighting for humanity in a future where an AI soldier has determined the only way to end war is to end humanity, Deadline reported. This was later confirmed by Con Todo, Netflix’s social media community for “Spanglish” content.
Atlas will be directed by Brad Peyton, who is best known for directing the Dwayne Johnson-starrers Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), San Andreas (2015), and Rampage (2018). Atlas marks Peyton’s second collaboration with Netflix after Daybreak, the American comedy-drama series which premiered on October 24, 2019.
According to Deadline’s report, Atlas will be produced by Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell for Safehouse Pictures along with Peyton and Jeff Fierson for ASAP Entertainment, and Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina for Nuyorican Productions. Courtney Baxter will executive produce with Matt Schwartz co-producing the film.
The report also stated that the film’s current draft is written by Aron Eli Coleite, based on Leo Sardarian’s original script.
The deal Lopez signed with Netflix, through her banner Nuyorican Productions, already has two other projects in the pipeline. The first of these, The Mother, will be helmed by Mulan director Niki Caro, and the second film, called The Cipher, is based on the novel of the same name by Isabel Ojeda Maldonado.
While Atlas’s release date is yet to be announced, Lopez’s upcoming American romantic comedy film titled Marry Me is slated to release on February 11, 2022. Directed by Kat Coiro and written by John Rogers, Tami Sagher and Haper Dill, Marry me was initially scheduled to release this year, but was pushed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.