Tarsem Singh Enters 'The Panopticon'

Tarsem Singh

A rolling Singh gathers no moss: Tarsem Singh is coming off a busy couple of years, having followed 2011's Immortals with last year's Mirror, Mirror -- and he's just lined up his next project, a sci-fi action thriller titled The Panopticon.

The Wrap reports that the new film, set up at Good Universe, "follows a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it." Naturally, he then "must race against the clock to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind."

Singh's last few releases have taken a critical beating, with reviews continually pointing out that he tends to focus on visual thrills at the expense of narrative depth or coherence. Fortunately for Singh's continued career prospects, he's also developed a knack for making really beautiful movies for not a lot of dough; both Immortals and Mirror, Mirror were made for under $100 million, and both crossed the $150 million mark worldwide (Immortals, in fact, grossed more than $266 million).

Before he can get started on The Panopticon, Singh will need to finish Selfless, a Ryan Reynolds-led sci-fi picture about a wealthy older man who pays to have his soul transported into a younger body.

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