Looks like today is Sci-Fi news day. Dominic Monaghan and Freddie Rodriguez are set to star in a futuristic thriller titled Fortuna. Set in 2100, Fortuna envisions an Earth where a collapsed economy and climate crises have eliminated the middle class, leaving a few very wealthy and the teeming masses in severe poverty. To give hope and avoid revolt, the elite create Fortuna, a mysterious game where one in a thousand wins a big payday and joins the upper classes. But their hidden goal to reduce poverty by 30% over 50 years comes with a deadly price tag.
Monaghan, Rodriguez and Fortuna writer-director Barthelemy Grossmann will play desperate men who play the game in a nearby tower, despite apprehensions that none of its contestants are ever seen again.
Filming starts in Bulgaria on Nov. 10th.