'Invasion': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the sci-fi thriller from Amazon Studios

'Invasion' has been co-written by rising British director, Michael Pearce

                            'Invasion': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the sci-fi thriller from Amazon Studios
Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer (Getty Images)

Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer are all set to share screen space for the upcoming sci-fi thriller film titled 'Invasion'. The film will be directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Pearce. Amazon Studios has taken Worldwide rights of the film. While the film's shoot has not commenced as yet, the makers have confirmed that it will be shot in the USA.

Here are all the things, that you need to know about the sci-fi thriller.


Release date

The release date of the film is not out yet. The film will be released by Amazon Studios.


The story revolves around two boys who go on a run with their father, an ex-marine, as he tries to protect the kids from an 'unhuman threat.' The story takes them on a journey full of difficulties and their lives will be changed forever, should they survive. 


Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed attends the HFPA/THR TIFF PARTY during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Rizwan Ahmed who is also known as Riz MC was born and brought up in London to a British Pakistani family. Rizwan has not just donned the actor's hat, he has also made his name in the rapping world and has also worked as an activist. He has worked in films like 'Shifty', 'Four Lions', 'Trishna', and 'The reluctant Fundamentalist.' He has starred in Michael Winterbottom’s 'The Road to Guantanamo' in 2006, Chris Morris’s 'Four Lions' in 2010 and 'Ill Manors' in 2012 and his star has been in the ascendant since he earned an Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for The Night Of mini-series in 2016 and had a major role in Star Wars spin-off 'Rogue One'.


Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer attends the "Truth Be Told" screening at Paley Center For Media on December 12, 2019 in New York City.

Born and raised in Alabama, Octavia first landed the industry while she was working behind the scenes of 'A Time to Kill' in 1996. She acted in films and TV series like 'City of Angels' and 'The Chronicle'. In 2011, her career reached new dimensions with hit drama 'The Help', which earned her an Academy Award. She later received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in 2016 biopic 'Hidden Figures' and for the sci-fi drama 'The Shape of Water'. The actress was also nominated in Emmy 2020 Awards for her lead role in 'Self-Made', inspired by the life of Madam CJ Walker. 



Director Michael Pearce attends a screening "Beast" during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 7, 2017 in London, England.

The film will be directed by Michael Pearce. Joe Barton has written the script for the movie. Raw Gear's Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger and Piers Vellacott will be producing the film. Kate Churchill and Jenny Hinkey will also executive produce. 



The makers have not released the trailer of the film yet. Amazon Studios is hoping to start filming Invasion later in 2020.

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