Cannes Announcement For FX Specialist’s ‘Outpost 37′

Filming starts next week in South Africa, on Outpost 37, a visceral, high concept sci-fi action-thriller that marks the directorial debut of LA-based director and visual F/X maestro Jabbar Raisani, whose high profile credits include Iron Man, Predators, Man of Steel and “Game of Thrones.”

The cast includes Joe Reegan (The Crazies), Reiley McClendon (Dirty Girl) and Rick Ravanello (Snitch). Joining the crew are production designer Eddie Yang, (Robocop, Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises) and award-winning special effects character creation arts and monster maker Steve Wang (AVPR: Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight).

Co-written with Blake Clifton, “the film centers on a documentary crew as they follow an elite unit of marines, tasked with protecting mankind in the aftermath of a devastating alien invasion. As they reach the world’s most dangerous outpost they make a terrifying discovery; the first invasion was just the beginning…

Jason Newmark (Triangle, Severance) and Laurie Cook will produce for Bigscope alongside Trevor Engelson for Underground Entertainment (Remember Me, Monsoon Shootout). Executive producers are Michael Sackler, Julia Godzinskaya and Sophie Vickers produce for Rooks Nest Entertainment (My Brother the Devil, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology), with Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall for Altitude Film Entertainment (Big Game, The Loch, The Hooligan Factory).

VFX will be handled by Hybride Technologies, a division of Ubisoft, whose credits include The Hunger Games, Predators, The Final Destination and Avatar.