New Code 8 teaser trailer features Robbie and Stephen Amell

Code 8 Robbie Amell

Code 8 first started out as a live-action short film that was made possible from a successful crowdfunding campaign. The short had a realistic approach to what it would be like if people actually had powers. Would they be superheroes, or would they use their powers to try to earn a living and survive? It became a hit with over 5 million views on YouTube, and it has helped launch the upcoming film of the same name. Robbie Amell, who starred in the short, is back in the lead role in the feature film, and Vertical Entertainment has released the teaser trailer.

Set in the distant future, we see Connor wanting a better life for his mother and himself. Life in poverty isn’t helping him one bit, and he will resort to a life of crime to pay the bills. Will he turn away from that life and upset the criminal underworld, or will he continue down the path and be pursued by authorities?

Synopsis: Code 8 is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, they face discrimination and live in poverty, often resorting to crime. Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), a power-enabled young man, is struggling to pay for his ailing mother’s (Kari Matchett) health treatment. Fighting to earn enough money as a day laborer, Connor is lured into a lucrative criminal world by Garrett (Stephen Amell) who works for Lincoln City’s reigning drug lord, Marcus Sutcliffe (Greg Bryk). Garrett helps Connor sharpen his powers in order to execute a series of crimes on behalf of Sutcliffe, while a militarized police unit, led by Agent Park (Sung Kang) and Agent Davis (Aaron Abrams), hunts them down.

The film is directed by Jeff Chan and stars Robbie Amell (The CW’s The Flash), Stephen Amell (The CW’s Arrow), Greg Bryk (Far Cry 5), Kari Matchett (Cube 2: Hypercube), and Sung Kang (The Fast and Furious series).

Code 8 hits theaters and On Demand on December 13, 2019.

Check out the short film below:

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