Recently Pakistani–American actor Faran Tahir announced that he has been cast as ‘Eden’ in the upcoming Sci-Fi movie ‘The Mad Genius Project’. Now the star has also joined Space Command: Forgiveness, to play ‘Kasein’, a man with a dark past that is trying to save 300 people who have been abducted by space marauders.
The movie is expected to release sometime next year. Space Command is a series of new and original feature films by Star Trek writer Marc Zicree and director/digital film pioneer Neil Johnson. Bold adventures in the far reaches of space, Space Command follows the development of the United Planets and Space Command as mankind steps off planet Earth to terraform and colonize the rest of the solar system and explore the galaxy. Space Command encompasses stories that take place over a 200-year timeline and include epic struggles and victories of mankind’s future history in space.
Faran signed up with some of the major TV series this year, including, Satisfaction USA, Supergirl, American Crime and Land Of The Outlaws.
Speaking about being a part of Space Command: Forgiveness, Faran Tahir says “Marc Zicree is a visionary in the science fiction genre. Very well respected and it is an honour to work on this movie with him.”
About Faran Tahir
Faran Tahir (born February 16, 1964) is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organization, “The Ten Rings” in Iron Man (2008). In 1985, he appeared as Bolshintsov in U.C. Berkeley’s production of A Month in the Country. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Theatre before acquiring a graduate degree from the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.
He made his film debut playing Nathoo in the Disney’s 1994 live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. He has since appeared in such films as Picture Perfect (1997), Anywhere But Here (1999) and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007). He also played the male lead in the 1999 independent film ABCD. In 2008, Tahir played the role of the villain Raza in the Marvel Comics-based Iron Man. He played Starfleet Captain Richard Robau in the 2009 film Star Trek. In 2013, Tahir played President Patel in the science-fiction film Elysium.
Tahir has guest starred on many television series, including Alias, The Practice, Family Law, The Agency, NYPD Blue, Lost, 7th Heaven, The West Wing, Walker, Texas Ranger, The D.A., 24, Monk, Justice, Cold Case, Chuck and Warehouse 13. He also co-starred with Robert Beltran and Chase Masterson in the 2005 Sci-Fi Channel original movie Manticore. He also starred in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy as Isaac and appeared on the CW series Supernatural as the Egyptian god Osiris in the seventh season’s episode “Defending Your Life”. Tahir starred in the ghost horror film Jinn. His most recent TV role was that of Frank, Cliff Barnes’ right-hand man in the reboot of Dallas.
He appeared in JAG in the episodes “Ice Queen” and “Meltdown” which served as the two pilot episodes for the series NCIS. Seven years later, Tahir appeared in the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles