XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the political thriller The Conspiracy, written and directed by Christopher MacBride and produced by Lee Kim.
The found-footage thriller is in the vein of Eyes Wide Shut, with plenty more horror elements. I was a pretty huge fan of our Fantastic Fest 2012..
“When two young filmmakers (played by Aaron Poole and Jim Gilbert) select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, THE CONSPIRACY blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda.”
The film was inspired by actual conspiracy theories, notably those surrounding the Bohemian Club and the Bilderberg Group, both secretive organizations closed to the public and made up of a who’s who of power players in international politics and business.
Canadian writer-director MacBride’s thriller pitch “Echo” was bought earlier this year by 20th Century Fox with Shawn Levy to produce through his Fox-based 21 Laps banner.