Julianne Moore is in negotiations to star opposite Clive Owen in the Alfonso Cuaron-helmed sci-fi movie Children of Men, Variety reported. Strike Entertainment is producing the adaptation of P.D. James’ novel for Universal Pictures, set to start production in September.
Children of Men would wrap in time for Moore to move over to another sci-fi film, called Next, in which she will co-star with Nicolas Cage for Revolution Studios.
Children of Men is a dystopian story set in the near future in a world where people have lost the ability to have children.
Moore’s character is the first woman to become pregnant in nearly 20 years. Owen is enlisted to protect her after the death of the Earth’s youngest person, age 18, the trade reported.
Next is aiming for either a late 2005 or early 2006 start. It’s based on a Philip K. Dick story about a man who can see his own future, Next will be helmed by Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors and Die Another Day).