Daniel Calparsoro (The Absent) returns to the big screen with Invader, a thriller that sees a new collaboration between Morena Films and Vaca Films after their great success with Cell 211.

Fimax has been selling the film this week at the AFM and plans to have a promo and teaser trailer ready for the EFM in Berlin.

France’s Mandarin Cinema are coproducing with 10% of the budget. In this deal Mandarin have acquired the theatrical, DVD and TV rights for France.

The film tells the story of a doctor who comes back from an international mission of the Spanish Army after a devastating accident. Suffering from amnesia, he begins to investigate what happened and finds out that the official version is a lie. The cast fetures Alberto Amman (Cell 211), Antonio de la Torre (The Last Circus) and Karra Elejalde (Biutiful).

With Invader, based on a Fernando Maria’s novel, Morena and Vaca hope to build on the Cell 211 formula, making an action movie on a tight budget that has great appeal for mainstream audiences. “We believe that this is going to be a very spectacular and fun movie,” Morena Films producer Juan Gordon told ScreenDaily.

“It is not a war movie,” added Emma Lustres from Vaca Films. “That’s the story of a man who fights for his dignity in order to find the truth and has to put in risk even his own family. I think that Spanish movies have right now a huge reputation in genres as horror and we are going through a new path of thriller movies such as Cell 211 or No Rest for the Wicked”.

Lustres added, “Invaders is being shot in Spanish and the local market is our priority but we are sure that the film will have an international appeal.”

The film is shooting now in the Canary Islands and will then move to Galicia, Spain. It will wrap in late December.

Gordon says: “Thanks to Daniel Calparsoro’s fantastic visual and narrative capabilities, we are sure that we will achieve what we set out to do. Invader will be an action-packed political thriller that will captivate audiences not only in Spain, but the world over.”

The film has already been sold to TVE, Canal Plus and Internet Plattform ONO. Galician local TV will also be on board soon. Invader has also received financial backing from the Xunta de Galicia.