AV Pictures’ Cannes slate includes in-demand sci-fi thriller Scintilla, which eOne has picked up for multi-territories, says Screen Daily.
Billy O’Brien directs “the story of a disparate group of mercenaries hired to a lead a special unit deep into a former Soviet state to retrieve data from an underground militia base.”
Check out the first ever image below from the thriller starring John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Ned Denehey, Beth Winslet and Antonia Thomas. The pic is now in post-producution.
Production designer is Skyfall and Prometheus art director Paul Inglis. AV has a promo in Cannes.
Long synopsis: “An elite team of mercenaries are chosen to carry out a covert operation deep in a former Soviet State. They must first battle the ferocious armed militia at ground level before descending through a maze of tunnels inhabited by dark, menacing creatures. When the team arrives at an underground laboratory they discover the purpose of their mission: A genius scientist has been genetically splicing alien DNA with human and the results of this revolutionary work must be secured. The soldiers must protect and save the specimens whilst avoiding the threats of multiple predators, both human and otherwise.”