Tilda is attached to star in “The Infinity Engine,” her fourth collaboration with director Lynn Hershman Leeson. Swinton will play a cat in the film. But not just any cat. She’ll play a rebel talking cat that glows because she has genetic code from a jellyfish. The cat is on a search for freedom, enlightenment, and humane humans in the halls of a biotechnology company (the character is based on the famous glowing cat designed to study feline immunodeficiency virus and, as a result HIV/AIDS).
“The Infinity Engine” joins “Conceiving Ada” and “Teknolust” (above) as the third in the trilogy Hershman Leeson and Swinton have made about women and technology. The two also worked together on “Strange Culture.”
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
‘The Infinity Engine’ follows one woman as she works with a phosphorescent talking cat to uncover the present state of biotechnological research–from genetic modification to 3D printing–and its consequences for all of humanity. The film is an emotionally charged thriller that forces us to ask the questions: Who will have the power to make the decisions that define the future of life? Who will benefit from these technologies?
Chanel Cruise 2014/15: Lagerfeld’s Middle Eastern masterpiece
Heels sinking gently into the sand, face glowing faintly in the evening heat, Tilda Swinton cut an even more exotically ghostly figure than usual as she mulled over the Chanel Cruise show she had just watched. “I’ve only been in Dubai 24 hours, so I’m not exactly an expert,” she pointed out when quizzed about its historical and geographical reference points. “But for me it was all my fantasies about 70s Dubai. A bit Marisa Berenson and 101 Arabian nights. It was a child’s eye view – but Karl’s always grazing in a fantasy world… I’m now stuck in the sand.”