Every cinematic genre has actors that rarely stray from their comfort zones. Generally, comedians and dramatic actors that tend to have longer shelf lives in popular films, while those associated with science fiction and horror often fall by the wayside, forced into appearances in direct-to-video or cable movies once their heyday is behind them. I know this is a very broad generalization with numerous exceptions, but you guys know what I mean. There just aren’t that many actors that are able to find repeated success when a majority of their films reside in mainstream sci-fi.
And anyone who says something silly like, “But what about Tom Cruise or Will Smith?” doesn’t get out time of day.
But Sharlto Copley looks poised to stake a bold claim to unique, interesting science fiction. The District 9 star has signed on for the sci-fi action flick Hardcore, to be produced by Russian director Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted).