Zero Contact

Lionsgate released the film Zero Contact, starring Anthony Hopkins, Chris Brochu, Aleks Paunovic, Veronica Ferres, Linda Darlow, James C. Burns, TJ Kayama and many others in select theaters on May 27th and Austin was among the big screens that film fans were able to watch it. In case your city did not offer the film, you have not missed it as it is now available for viewing On Digital and On Demand.

Zero Contact is directed by Rick Dugdale based on the script written by Cam Cannon. The majority of Dugdale’s filmography has been as a producer and Zero Contact is the first of the trilogy that he directs/produces. Cannon is known for his scripts, Deadlock and Red Squad, prior to writing the scripts for this trilogy.

There is a statement on IMDb that reads: “Produced in 17 different countries entirely virtually during the 2020 global pandemic.” Once you see the film all handled via technology, it very much screams reminders of the early part of the pandemic when the world seemed to stop as we knew it and adjusted somewhat to a world of Zoom and other methods of communication other than face to face. This is not to say that this is a bad thing for the film, but it certainly brought back the memories from 2020 very vividly and that works in a world where Finley Hart (Hopkins) is pulling the strings behind the scenes. Sam Hart (Brochu) alleges to have been distanced from his father and knows nothing. As the select few log onto the meeting, there are decisions to be made and for some, it can be a matter of life or death.


Starring Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), this high-tech thriller chillingly reimagines our isolated, virtual world. Hopkins plays Finley Hart, the eccentric genius behind a global data-mining program. Upon his death, five remote agents — including Finley’s son — are contacted by a mysterious A.I. entity to reactivate the initiative, which may enable time travel. As sinister events occur at each of the agents’ homes, they must decide whether entering their passwords will save the world…or destroy it.

Run Time: 97 Minutes | Rating: R for some violent content and brief language


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