Vivarium, the new sci-fi thriller from director Lorcan Finnegan, is now set for a digital release next Friday, March 27.

The Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots-starring film had been due to open in cinemas next week, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic will now go straight to homes instead.

With much for fans of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, Vivarium tells the story of a young couple whose bid to get on the Irish property ladder takes a sinister turn.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment at a film industry event last month, director Finnegan said: "The film began its life as a short film called Foxes, which was a reaction to the socio-political state of Ireland at the time. It was a short film about this couple who end up trapped in this ghost estate, which was a real ghost estate we filmed in in Carlow.

"Garret Shanley, the writer, and I were kind of interested in some of the themes in the short and we wanted to expand upon them in a more universal sense, and explore what the social contract means to people now."

Vivarium will be released on Friday, March 27 on: iTunes / Apple TV, Amazon, Sky Store, Microsoft Store, Playstation, Virgin, Google Play, Rakuten, BT, Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player.

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