New films on Screenbase this week include sci-fi film The Call Up, Talulah Riley’s Scottish Mussel, and iFeatures’ Spaceship.

UK action sci-fi The Call Up is set to begin shooting Nov 10 in Birmingham, UK.

The Charles Barker film follows a group of online gamers who are invited to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality game, but what starts out like a dream encounter takes a turn for the sinister when the stakes are fatally raised.

Max Deacon (Into the Storm, Hatfields & McCoys) takes the lead role and is joined by a cast of up-and-comers including Morfydd Clark (Madame Bovary), Ali Cook (The Anomaly), and Parker Sawyers (Monsters: Dark Continent).

Directed by Charles Barker from his own Brit List screenplay, the film is produced by Matthew James Wilkinson (Stigma Films), John Giwa-Amu (Red&Black Films) with Alan Martin (The Machine) to exec produce.

Talulah Riley’s directorial debut

Shooting is underway in Glasgow on ‘eco-rom com’ Scottish Mussel, the debut writer-director debut project from actress Talulah Riley (St Trinians), with Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen) in the lead role alongside The Inbetweeners’ Joe Thomas.

In the film, Compston plays a Glaswegian chancer who meets a pretty English conservationist while trying to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher.

Jason Maza, Noel Clarke and Phil Dore are producing for Unstoppable Entertainment (Storage 24). Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club) is executive producer alongside Wayne Marc Godfrey, David Gilbery and Robert Jones for The Fyzz Facility Limited.

The film will shoot on location in and around Glasgow for four weeks.

iFeatures’ Spaceship

Writer-director Alex Taylor’s Spaceship will begin principal photography this week in Farnborough and Guilford, Surrey.

Produced by Nicola Bowen and Olivier Kaempfer with Belly Productions and Parkville Pictures, Spaceship tells the story of Gabriel’s search for his daughter after an apparent alien abduction.

The film stars Antti Reini (The Man Without a Past), Alexa Davies (X+Y), Lara Peake (Bypass), Lucian Charles Collier (The Only One Who Knows You’re Afraid) and Tallulah Haddon.