Gur Benshemesh (Narrated By) will direct sci-fi thriller Breach for Gareth Ellis-Unwin’s Bedlam Productions (The King’s Speech) and Gfm Films, which is launching the project to buyers at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin. Shooting will commence this summer in Belgium, in co-production with uMedia.
The film follows a space crew on a 16-year research mission. On board, chief medical officer Sam Limkin uses a floating camera droid to record their expedition. When an alien insect dies on the ship, an accident during the post-mortem releases a tiny airborne pathogen into the ship’s atmosphere – what follows is recorded entirely by the small droid.
Crew include Oscar-nominated DoP Dan Laustsen (The Shape Of Water), VFX producer Tim Field (Ex Machina) and Cliff Wallace (World War Z) who is handling creature effects. Frank Walsh (The Mummy) has consulted as production designer.