Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to the boundary crashing sci-fi action/thriller Pandemic, starring Rachel Nichols (Star Trek, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Continuum), Mekhi Phifer (The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Divergent, 8 Mile), Missi Pyle (The Artist, Gone Girl, Big Fish), Alfie Allen (John Wick, Atonement, Game of Thrones), DDanielle Rose Russell (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Paul Guilfoyle (L.A. Confidential, Air Force One, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Pat Healy (Rescue Dawn, Magnolia).
Directed by John Suits (The Scribbler), Pandemic is an intense and unique film that features non-stop action from a first person shooter perspective (FPS), putting the audience in the middle of every fight whilst feeling in control of every punch thrown and shot fired. It's a new model of action thriller for the video game generation.
Gabriel Cowan (400 Days, Bad Milo) produced the film with Suits through their New Artists Alliance (NAA) banner with XLrator Media, which will also distribute the film in North America as the second film in its three-picture deal with NAA. Executive producers are Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci of Parkside Pictures, Michael Tadross Jr. of Tadross Media Group and Content's Film President Jamie Carmichael. Buyers will get their first glimpse of Pandemic in Berlin where exclusive, first time footage will be shown by the Content team. Here's what Jamie Carmichael had to say in a statement.
"Pandemic is a potential game changer. The FPS component immerses the viewer right into heart the film - in a hybrid gamer style. We're incredibly impressed with John and Gabriel's inventive work."
Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead the charge in the hunt for uninfected civilian survivors. Lauren's objective is simple - lead her team into the field and rescue survivors. Lauren and her team: Gunner (tactical command), Denise (navigation), and Wheeler (driver), put on their anti-contamination suits, complete with cameras so their experiences can be used for research, and leave the compound. But nothing could have prepared them for the mayhem they are about to walk into.