There is a very good reason why Alex Pettyfer starred in science fiction projects such as “I Am Number Four”, “The I-Land” and “In Time”. He has been a fan of this type of work since he was young and has seen films of the genre directed by Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter.
“I really like the science fiction genre,” Pettyfer says. “I was such a fan of these films that when I started acting, I turned to these types of projects. Everything comes from a childhood obsession.
He continues to feed his passion with his latest production, “Warning”.
The film offers a look at the meaning of life through a variety of different people living in the not-so-distant future. He explores the repercussions humanity faces when omniscient technology becomes a substitute for human contact. Life begins to unravel when a global storm derails electronics, with terrifying and deadly consequences.
The film will be available on digital platforms from October 22, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 26.
Life and death are a major theme in the thread of the film starring Pettyfer. Her character faces the most extreme questions in a person’s life during what was supposed to be a quiet dinner for her parents and the love of her life to come together.
“There comes a time when technology and artificial intelligence become a dangerous intersection in our lives,” says Pettyfer. “It examines how we use technology to the best of our ability to cure disease and help us with certain parts of our lives. But where are the limits at which we stop? “
One of the things Pettyfer loves about the sci-fi genre is how often it stimulates conversations. In the case of the scenario, the good and bad of technology is definitely a matter of debate,
Pettyfer explains that at 31, he comes across this line of a world ruled by technology. He understands the role of technology in his life but doesn’t fully embrace it.
“I love what social media can offer you to bring a community together or spread the word. I think being tech-savvy is something I’m grateful for, but nothing beyond, ”Pettyfer says.
When asked if working on a project that delves so deeply into some of life’s greatest questions and mysteries has made him think more about life and death, Pettyfer chooses to borrow a quote from Keanu. Reeves. He says that when Reeves were asked about his perspective on life, the actor replied that all he knows is that when we’re gone, we will miss our loved ones.
This is the kind of thinking that was stimulated for Pettyfer while working on “Warning”. Although he is a big fan of this genre of films, Pettyfer has also directed films in other genres.
The British actor and model had his chance when he was cast as Alex Rider in the 2006 film version of the teen spy action “Stormbreaker”. This film earned him a nomination for a “Young Artist Award”.
Since then he has appeared in “Magic Mike”, “Elvis and Nixon”, “Endless Love” and “Beastly”. Pettyfer has even been a vocal talent for the animated series “Family Guy”.
His acting job came to a halt during the pandemic but he was able to keep busy writing several scripts and focusing on projects he wanted to do through his production company after quarantine was lifted. Pettyfer’s company is set to produce their third film, “The Chelsea Cowboy,” since production resumed.
Don’t look for Pettyfer to walk past the cameras now that he’s working as a producer. His company not only produces “The Chelsea Cowboy”, but he also stars in the story of a criminal who launches a successful acting career but cannot completely escape his past.
Pettyfer became interested in being able to divide his time between acting and working behind the camera after directing the movie “Back Roads”. He loved working with a film crew.
“When you’re an actor, you think of a single story. It’s a little selfish because you focus on your character, your character’s journey, ”Pettyfer says. “What I really like is working with a whole team.
“Everyone has their creative integrity. Everyone has their ambition to do their best. This unit that I found really nice.
The bottom line is that Pettyfer loves the process of making movies no matter which side of the camera he’s on. In the case of “Warning”, it was in front of the objective to work in a genre that he adores.
Along with Pettyfer, the cast of “Warning” includes Thomas Jane (“The deep blue sea “), Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Alice Eve (“She’s out of my league”) and Kylie Bunbury (“When they see us “).