Netflix is on a roll and keeps creating their own great material – both movies and tv shows – and now they’re releasing a time-looping sci-fi movie called ARQ.
ARQ is written and directed by Orphan Black writer Tony Elliott, which makes this his directorial feature film debut. Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Rachael Taylor (The Loft, Jessica Jones) headlines the movie.
This is the official synopsis for ARQ:
In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies. Young engineer Renton and Hannah find themselves attempting to save an experimental energy technology that could end the wars. The catch is, the technology has created a time loop. This causes them to relive a deadly home invasion over and over again. They must figure out how to stop the time loop and come out of it alive.
Imagine experiencing the most scary thing ever and then you have to go through it over and over? ARQ uses the same time loop plot that we saw Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt go through in The Edge of Tomorrow. Actually, a very underrated movie, in my opinion, and one where Emily Blunt is the real hero, who has to teach Tom Cruise how to become a hero.
Based on the trailer, it looks like this may be the case here as well. However, with ARQ it in the reverse order. First, Robbie Amell will be going through Hell on his own first. Then Jessica Jones‘ Rachael Taylor – who is no stranger to being a kick-ass fighter from the Marvel TV show – will come to his aid.
Déjà vu never looked so terrifying and yet entertaining as what these new time loop movies are presenting.
ARQ will have its world premiere at the Toronto festival on September 9, and will then be released worldwide on Netflix September 16.
Watch the trailer below: