Thus far in his career, Rupert Wyatt has made a firm decision not to repeat himself. From his prison pic “The Escapist,” he leaped to the blockbuster “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” which launched a new franchise. From there he pivoted to the drama “The Gambler,” and now he’s going sci-fi with “Captive State.”

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Starring John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, and Vera Farmiga, the film is set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, and explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. And this first look image is truly unsettling.

“Captive State” has just wrapped filming and opens on August 17, 2018.