One of the more intriguing titles of Netflix’s upcoming summer movie series is spider headin which Chris Hemsworth stars as a pharmaceutical genius who uses a futuristic prison as an experimental playground.
Based on a 2010 New Yorker short story by George Saundersthe film is directed by Joseph Kosinski (known for Tron Legacy† Forgetfulnessand That Weapons of War commercial break) and also stars Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett as two inmates who form a connection in the aforementioned prison. If the first trailer has anything to offer, it looks like the movie will be something of a dark comedy, jumping back and forth between goofy and grim. Hemsworth looks particularly manic and even jokes about how beautiful he is. Plus, there’s a lot of blood to clear up.
And with new seasons of Love, death and robots and black mirror also along the way, it looks like Netflix is really cornering the market in dystopian sci-fi.
spider head arrives on Netflix on June 17.