While I do not like real-life disasters (I have had enough of those), I do love a good science fiction disaster film. IFC Midnight has recently announced that they have acquired the North American rights to Rubikon. The film is directed by Magdalena Lauritsch and has been shown in other countries, but now it can be distributed in North America.
So what’s the film about?
Disaster strikes on earth. In RUBIKON, the crew of a space station, Hannah (Julia Franz Richter), Gavin (George Blagden) and Dimitri (Mark Ivanir) must decide whether they risk their lives to get back home during a global catastrophe and search for survivors or stay safe in the sophisticated station’s algae symbiosis system, which makes them fully self-reliant. RUBIKON questions whether we have the right to seal ourselves off in safety and ignorance from the ongoing problems of the world, as three people with three very different worldviews collide in this pressure-cooker environment millions of miles away.
Ooh, not only is there a disaster, but a moral dilemma, too? What would you choose to do?
Of the acquisition, Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films, said,
Magdalena Lauritsch’s wildly entertaining science-fiction debut presents a vivid tale of survival that places the audience at the center of a universal moral dilemma. We are thrilled to partner with the stellar team behind RUBIKON to bring this totally immersive deep-space experience to audiences across North America.
Loredana Rehekampff, producer and CEO of Samsara Film, added,
We are very proud to have found an amazing partner for RUBIKON in IFC Midnight and are excited to present the movie to an American audience in the best possible way. RUBIKON is an ambitious Austrian genre film, which we produced for the international market. Having IFC Midnight on board from the start in this journey is an important and joyful milestone for the whole team.
Rubikon will be in theaters and on demand in 2022. Stay tuned to FCS as we get more updates on this film.