"Arrow" star Stephen Amell and his cousin Robbie Amell have been working on gathering funds for their upcoming sci-fi action film titled "Code 8." Recently the actor took to Facebook to announce that this crowdfunded project has managed to raise a million dollars.
"Robbie and I don't say this enough, and if we do say it enough we wanna say it more. We want to thank everybody from the bottom of our hearts. From me, to Rob, to Jeff (our director), to everyone that is involved in Code 8. Raising a million dollars with three day to go in the campaign, is nine steps north of amazing. And it's all because of you guys we are gonna make a kick. ass. movie," Amell said via a live Facebook post.
Amell also announced that they will be giving out additional prizes for the campaign, including Amell's practice bow from "Arrow." A premiere in Australia, and more is in the offing too. "Code 8" is using Indiegogo crowdfunding to turn the movie from a short one (below) to a feature film.
"Code 8" is set in a time where 4 percent of the world is born with superpowers, but most of them live in poverty and turn to lives of crime. The police build robotic officers to help them deal with these super-powered criminals, and Robbie Amell's character gets mixed up with this special unit.
The "Code 8" Facebook page lists Aaron Abrams (Hannibal), Chad Donella (Taken 3), and Alfred Rubin Thompson (Club Dead) among the cast. The film is directed by Jeff Chan and written by Chris Pare, both of whom are producing it with the Amells, Geoff Mclean and Tommy Dingwall.