Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell star in SOLACE, a mystery thriller film, originally planed and developed as the sequel for Se7en.
The original script was written by Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven) in 2002 and was named Se7en 2 with the lead character being Morgan Freeman’s Det. William Somerset.
After years spent in development hell the idea was evidently dropped and several rewrites and more than a decade later we have Solace.
Lionsgate synopsis reveals Anthony Hopkins playing a retired physician with psychic powers:
When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The reclusive Clancy, who shuttered his practice and retreated from the world following the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He soon changes his mind after seeing disturbingly violent visions of Joe’s partner, FBI Special Agent Katherine Cowles’s (Abbie Cornish) ultimate demise. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers put him on the trail of a suspect, Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of this vicious murderer on a mission.
Solace hits selected theaters on December 16, 2016, the same date as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.