Multi Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne has opened up about his latest upcoming film Downsizing, likening it to the hit British sci-fi series Black Mirror. Payne, whose body of work consists of dramedy hits such as Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, says that while Downsizing doesn’t necessarily exude a sci-fi feel to it, the basis for a sci-fi story – in which an absurd concept is told with complete sincerity – is at the heart of the film.

The film, which has been just over a decade in the making, will mark Payne’s biggest budgeted feature to date, due in large part to the visual effects required to pull off the story of human beings ...

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