Arrow star Stephen Amell recently announced his involvement in an upcoming sci-fi film, titled Code 8. According to the trailer it takes place in Lincoln City, Oregon and revolves around people with “abnormal abilities” who make up 60 percent of all arrests. Two mutants are being hunted down for unknown reasons by a team of robot cops during the trailer. Code 8 will star Robbie Amell, Sung Kang, Aaron Abrams, Chad Donella, Alfred Rubin Thompson, and Stephen Amell.
The film takes place in a world where 4% of the population are born with some type of supernatural ability. Instead of being billionaire superheroes, most ‘specials’ live in poverty and resort to crime, forcing the police to become more militarized.
The story follows a young man with special powers (Amell) struggling to find work as a day laborer. After a dispute over payment, he finds himself in a confrontation with a police officer (Kang) and the autonomous robots backing him up.