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‘Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1’ Picked Up By Gravitas Ventures in North America (Exclusive)

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American distribution rights on sci-fi thriller “Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1,” which stars “Game of Thrones” actor Iwan Rheon. Munich-based sales agent Global Screen is handling global rights.

The movie, which is produced by Christian Alvart (“Nick – Off Duty,” “Case 39,” “Pandorum,” “Antibodies”), has its theatrical roll-out set for Dec. 1, day and date in 10 markets. It premiered at the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival and also played at the Fantasia Intl. Film Festival.

The film centers on S.U.M.1, a committed young soldier who has lived his whole life underground. He enters a dark and desolate forest, his mission: to keep at bay the Nonesuch, a breed of hostile alien creatures. As reports circulate of frequent, devastating attacks, the routine military operation becomes a nightmare.

“We are thrilled to team up with Gravitas Ventures to bring this intensely suspenseful and highly original genre piece to the U.S. audiences
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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Shape of Water’ Redband and ‘Infinity Chamber’

(Aotn) “The Shape of Water” Redband is here on Smt! And not only is Guillermo Del Toro’s Latest and Greatest ready to go, so is Lotus Entertainment’s “Infinity Chamber”!

Check the out the Oscar buzz-worthy “The Shape of Water’s” Redband trailer here and now (Warning: Language Advisory):

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Story by: Guillermo del Toro Produced by: Guillermo del Toro,
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All Doors Are Closed and All Memories are False in this First Trailer for Sci-fi Thriller Infinity Chamber

Tagline: "Justice is Automated. Your Fate is Secure." Travis Milloy's (Pandorum, 2009) Somnio was recently renamed to Infinity Chamber. This sci-fi thriller was completed in 2016 and shown in London. This year, the film will have theatrical showings in Los Angeles, this September. As well, XLRator Media is getting set to show the film through Video-on-demand, in September, also. This title deals with a prisoner. Frank's (Christopher Soren Kelly) only interactions are with an automated security camera. The days turn into weeks as Frank struggles to find any way out of his confinement. Now, a trailer is available for Infinity Chamber! Viewers might notice that 28Dla gets a mention, in the clip. This film was reviewed here, as Somnio: An Infinity Chamber Review (as Somnio) on 28Dla. Other early reviewers are also mentioned. Meanwhile, the trailer shows some of Frank's memories. A coffee shop is shown and a barista. Not much later,
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Film News Roundup: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco Drama ‘Outside In’ Gets 2018 Release

Film News Roundup: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco Drama ‘Outside In’ Gets 2018 Release
In today’s film news roundup, the Jay Duplass and Edie Falco drama “Outside In” gets a theatrical release, and “Wonderstruck” actress Millicent Simmonds lands a role in John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s “A Quiet Place.”

Acquisition

The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to Lynn Shelton’s drama “Outside In,” starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, with plans for a release in early 2018.

Producers are Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt. “Outside In” marks the eighth collaboration between between Duplass Brothers Productions and The Orchard.

Shelton directed “Outside In” from script she co-wrote with Jay Duplass. Falco plays a high school teacher and Duplass portrays her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. The film will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Shelton’s directing credits include “Humpday,” “Your Sister’s Sister” and “Laggies.” Duplass is currently starring on the Amazon series “Transparent,” producing
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Fantasia Review: ‘S.U.M.1’ is a High Concept, Low Budget One-Man Sci-Fi Show

It’s been decades since a new world order changed Earth forever, an alien invasion by creatures known as the Nonesuch forcing humanity underground. The old guard who survived remembers the war that drove them subterranean, memories of life on the surface and the beasts that present-day generations hope to never encounter. If any of them do want to risk their lives for a glimpse of the sun they’ve only heard about through stories, though, they can enlist in the military and become a soldier tasked with a one hundred day mission meant to find stragglers and point them towards sanctuary: Exilium. Battles still rage, but humanity has all but resigned itself to its defeat. Now it’s a matter of staying alive to save those who were left behind.

This is the background to Christian Pasquariello’s debut feature S.U.M.1 — a high concept, low budget one-man science fiction show.
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The All Seeing Eye Knows Everything in Travis Milloy's Infinity Chamber: Official Artwork

Tagline: "Justice is Automated. Your Fate is Secure." Travis Milloy's (Pandorum, 2009) Somnio has been renamed to Infinity Chamber. This title has been scheduled, by distributor XLRator Media, for a September release. The film is character focused. And, Infinity Chamber involves themes of surveillance and government intrusion. A review for this title was posted here: An Infinity Chamber Review on 28Dla (as Somnio). Now, the film's official release artwork is hosted here. The graphic shows central character Frank, played by Christopher Soren Kelly. He is thought to be a rebel and imprisoned in an underground facility. His only interaction is with the camera, shown in the film poster and another off-screen character. Reality is altered as Frank's memory is probed for sedition. The setting is austere, much like the movie poster. Finally, this poster captures the imprisoning nature of Infinity Chamber. Infinity Chamber is a blend of horror and sci-fi.
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Pandorum Writer's Infinity Chamber Goes to XLrator

Infinity Chamber (formerly "Somnio", a film You helped fund) is the feature directorial debut from Travis Milloy, writer of Pandorum , who has turned in a mind-bending thriller that will have you guessing until the end (yes, I had the chance to screen the film last year and loved it).

XLrator media have picked the film up for distribution and will bring it to U.S. cinemas on September 15, 2017 and available on iTunes and VOD on September 26, 2017.

For better or worse they changed the name of the film to Infinity Chamber, which might seem a bit sci-fi generic but it does reflect the plot and themes of the film I'd say.

Synopsis:

One man is held [Continued ...]
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Django Lives!: Franco Nero Saddles Up Against White Supremacy

Italian actor Franco Nero wants to reprise his role as the coffin-dragging gunfighter made famous in Sergio Corbucci's original 1966 spaghetti Western, Django. Django Lives! will be directed by Pandorum's Christian Alvart from a screenplay by legendary writer/director John Sayles (Lone Star, Battle Beyond the Stars). Myriad Pictures will handle international sales and present the project at Cannes next week, reports Screen Daily Django Lives! will catch up with the titular character in California in 1914, where he will encounter white supremacists. "Having Christian direct Sayles's powerful screenplay is a dream come true," said Nero. "Even Christian's third son is named Django. It was meant to be." Syrreal Entertainment's Sigi Kamml, Josef Brandmaier and Alvart will produce the film alongside Fast Draw Films' Carolyn Pfeiffer, Louis...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Netflix to Unleash Second German Original Production ‘Dogs of Berlin’

Netflix has commissioned its second German production with “Dogs of Berlin,” created by writer-director Christian Alvart. The 10-part show will see Alvart serve as showrunner as well as writing, directing and producing all episodes through his Berlin-based production company Syrreal Entertainment.

Described by Netflix as an edgy modern crime drama, “Dogs of Berlin” sees two contrasting police detectives forced to team-up against their will. Finding themselves caught up in a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld, which makes them confront their own corruption and weaknesses, the pair must decide which side of the law they are really on. Syrreal CEO Siegfried Kamml will also produce.

“To develop a 10-episode show that combines innovative storytelling with complex and unique characters is incredibly exciting for me as an author and director,” Alvart said of his biggest project to date. “I wanted to tell the story of these ‘Dogs’ for quite some time and am very much looking forward to
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Netflix Greenlights Second German Series, 'Dogs of Berlin'

Netflix has greenlit its second German-language series, giving a 10-episode order to Dogs of Berlin, a gritty cop show from German director Christian Alvart (Pandorum, Case 39).

The series follows a pair of German cops — one from East Berlin, the other an ethnic Turk — as they investigate drug cartels, the gambling mafia and neo-Nazi terror groups that rule Berlin's criminal underground.

“Dogs of Berlin tells a gripping, modern German story that dives into the Berlin underground,” said Erik Barmack, vp international originals at Netflix. "Christian Alvart is an excellent storyteller and has proven his talent for the staging...
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Horror Channel launching Sci-Fear Season in February

Horror Channel has announced a brand new season of science fiction shockers this February with ‘Sci-Fear’, which features the UK TV premiere of The Signal, along with network premieres for Pandorum and Virus, and David Cronenberg’s body horror eXistenZ.

Here’s a trailer for the season…

Sat 4 Feb @ 21:00 – The Signal (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Nic (Brenton Thwaites) and Jonah (Beau Knapp) are MIT students engaged in an online altercation with the mysterious hacker ‘Nomad’. They get a lead on Nomad’s whereabouts and, with Nic’s girlfriend Haley (Olivia Cooke), investigate an abandoned desert shack. Suddenly everyone loses consciousness, and Nic awakens in what seems to be a secret hospital. What’s going on? Where are Jonah and Haley? What is this ‘Extraterrestrial Biological Entity’ he’s being told about? And what does the mysterious Dr. Wallace Damon (Laurence Fishburne) want from them?

Sat 11 Feb @ 21:00 – Pandorum (2009) *Network Premiere
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Horror Channel launch “Sci-Fear” season

No one will hear you scream on Saturday nights this February as Horror Channel launches a Sci-Fear Season with four ultimate science-fiction shockers, including the UK TV premiere of William Eubank’s The Signal starring Laurence Fishburne.

There are also network premieres for Christian Alvart’s Lovecraftian survival thriller Pandorum, starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, and John Bruno’s visually stunning chiller (and underrated classic) Virus, based on the comic book by Chuck Pfarrer, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland. Plus there’s another showing of eXistenZ, David Cronenberg’s enigmatic body horror, starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Willem Dafoe and Ian Holm.

The Sci-Fear Season runs from Sat 4th Feb to 25th Feb at 9pm.

There are also five further network premieres this month including Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Eli Craig’s endearingly cheeky tribute to suspense and slasher classics; Saw IV, Darren Lynn Bousman
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Trailer & Official Poster for Christian Alvart Produced S.U.M.1

I've been waiting for this footage for a long time, folks, and it does not disappoint! From producer Christian Alvart, director of Pandorum and Case 39 comes a dark dystpian tale of alien fear and madness called S.U.M.1.

Starring Ramsey Bolton himself Iwan Rheon ("Game of Thrones"), Sum 1 tells the story of "S.U.M.1", a committed young man who has lived his whole life un [Continued ...]
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German-Chinese alliance on $20m fantasy-adventure 'Fox Mission'

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Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based Syrreal Entertainment enters agreement with Jiabo Culture.

Producer-director Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based production company Syrreal Entertainment has entered a working partnership with the Chinese production house Jiabo Culture to produce the $20m fantasy adventure film Fox Mission as the first of a slate of joint projects.

Steeped in Chinese mythology, the fantasy fairytale will be directed by Alvart at locations in Beijing and Berlin from this autumn.

Canadian executive producer May He, who will be liaising between the German and Chinese production partners on the project, pointed out that fantasy action films have “great potential“ in China and said that having Alvart on board as director for the Chinese story increased the probability of international success.

The partnership on Fox Mission is the latest of a number of alliances sealed between Germany and China in recent weeks following the announcement in April that Sam Raimi and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck had received backing
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Living in a Dream with Travis Milloy's Somnio: A Film Review

*an online screener of this film was provided by producer Laurie Sheldon. Director/writer: Travis Milloy. Cast: Christopher Soren Kelly and Cassandra Clark. The Latin word Somnio can be defined as looking into a dream. And, much of Travis Milloy's (Pandorum) first feature, Somnio, is somewhat like that of a daydream, but more of a nightmare. One protagonist is forced to relive a sequence of events, over and over again. Smallish in nature, this film is also a bit of mystery. Is the central character, Frank (Christopher Soren Kelly), guilty of governmental transgressions? Or, has he been wrongly imprisoned? Milloy's script will keep you guessing until the end as themes of surveillance and the over-reliance on tech' weave their way into the narrative. Somnio is a decent indie entry into the science fiction and mystery genres. There are a number of differences between indie titles and major productions. Major
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Action Packed Trailer for Christian Alvart's Tschiller: Off Duty

Okay, from what I can piece together, Christian Alvart and writer Christoph Darnstädt (Das Experiment) have brought a long running German detective show called "Tatort" to the big screen in a Bourne kind of way. The first trailer for the Pandorum director's latest German genre piece has emerged and, not surprisingly, it's pretty awesome.

Warner Brotehrs is poised to release the film overseas on February 4, 2016, but I have no information on domestical releasing.

Synopsis:

Action-packed and more elaborate than ever before, Til Schweiger plays forensic Chief Inspector Nick Tschill [Continued ...]
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Til Schweiger Comes In Bullets Blazing In Nick: Off Duty

How big a star is Til Schweiger in his native Germany? Well, how's this for an indicator: After appearing in just four episodes of long running German cop show Tatort - a series that has been more or less in continuous production since 1970 - the Inglorious Basterds support player has gone and landed himself a spinoff movie of his own. To put it in context that'd be like taking a four episode character from Law And Order and giving them their own film. Titled Tschiller: Off Duty in Germany - and apparently Nick: Off Duty everywhere else, because that title is going to inspire people to seek it out - Antibodies and Pandorum director Christian Alvart directs.Tough Hamburg cop Nick Tschiller lost his wife...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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Bunker Blueprint: Pandorum Creator's Somnio Looks Worthy of Support

Travis Milloy, the writer of the amazing sci-fi/horror film Pandorum, is at the tail end of production on an independent thriller called Somnio and has taken to Kickstarter to make the final push.

The film sounds extremely intriguing and looks great on the production side. Milloy has a ton of experience as a writer, so I can only imagine the story is a lean and tight one. Take a gander at the synopsis and watch the video and if you like what you see, hey, toss it some love dollars.

Synopsis:

One man is held captive in a futuristic, automated prison, kept alive by a computerized jailer. His only means of psychological escape is to live in an imaginary world with the woman he loves. [Continued ...]
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Cage Set For Figgis' "Exit," Schrader's "Dog"

Nicolas Cage is set to re-team with his "Leaving Las Vegas”" director Mike Figgis on thriller "Exit 147" at Umedia. Shooting begins in January.

Travis Milloy ("Pandorum") penned the script in which Cage will star as a cop with a warped sense of justice. He arrests an abusive partner of a woman and all three become embroiled in a series of sadistic mind games.

Cage has also joined the cast of Paul Schrader's contemporary crime thriller "Dog Eat Dog" at Arclight Films. Schrader and Matt Wilder penned the script while Mark Earl Burman and David Hillary will produce.

An adaptation of Eddie Bunker's award-winning book, the story follows a trio of Los Angeles based ex-cons hired for a kidnapping. When the botched abduction goes awry, the cons find themselves on the run.

Source: Variety
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Nicolas Cage and Mike Figgis to re-team for Exit 147

Variety has reported the news that Leaving Las Vegas star Nicolas Cage and director Mike Figgis are set to re-team two decades later for Exit 147, which is scripted by Travis Milloy (Pandorum) and will see see Cage star as a policeman with a “warped sense of justice.” So far, so Cage.

“This is the kind of story that turns up once in a blue moon. It is the perfect vehicle for Nicolas and I am excited to be back in business with this great actor. I love this combination of dark and scary balanced with edgy humor,” said Figgis.

Released in 1995, Leaving Las Vegas saw Cage win the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actor, and garnered numerous nominations at both ceremonies.
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