On the eve of the AFM, ContentFilm International has taken worldwide sales rights to action thriller The Fallout to be directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman). The film is due is due to start principal photography in Feb 2010 in Eastern Europe.
The Fallout, set in a post-apocalyptic New York, is produced by Ross Dinerstein (The Killing Room, Powder Blue, Unknown), Darryn Welch (Goal! The Dream Begins,The Bang Bang Club, Stag Night), and Tony Krantz (24, Mulholland Drive) and was written by Karl Mueller and Eron Sheean who will also co produce.It is billed as “a thriller that combines elements of’Assault on Precinct 13 with Lord of the Flies in a story of survival.”
‘“Xavier’s vision for this film is extraordinary. He brings a visual edge to this fascinating exploration of the human condition,” commented producer Ross Dinerstein.
“With a collective of ‘End of the World’ movies hitting the theatres presently, this film will undoubtedly stand out like a ravenous Pit bull in a school playground… brace yourselves cause this film has a serious bite to it!” said Producer Darryn Welch.
CFI’s Carmichael added: ‘Xavier is a super talented, commercial filmmaker and he’s a perfect match for this terrifying material. It’s going to be a very stylish genre film and we’re extremely excited to be working with him, Ross and Darryn.’