Infini and Gabriel helmer Shane Abbess’s latest, The Osiris Child, has reportedly landed a U.S. distributor in RLJ Entertainment by way of a new press announcement this week. Abbess co-wrote the film with Infini scribe Brian Cachia per the film’s production start in 2015 under the working title, SFv1.
Twilight franchise co-star, Extraction and Java Heat star Kellan Lutz makes his return to the leading man forefront as Sy Lombrok an interplanetary drifter with a haunted past who forms an unlikely alliance with Kane, an off-world military contractor to save Kane’s daughter amid an impending global crisis created by Kane’s company, Exor. Daniel MacPherson joins in as Kane next to the role of Indi, played by debut actress Teagan Croft with Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Knight of Cups), Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith) and Rachel Griffiths (Hacksaw Ridge, Six Feet Under) also starring.
“We’re excited to be releasing this action-filled, science fiction film,” RLJE Chief Acquisitions Officer Mark Ward made the announcement on Tuesday. “Writer/director Shane Abbess is a true visual talent who cleverly applies his knowledge of filmmaking to bring a futuristic action-packed, adventure-filled story to the big screen.”
“We wanted to bring back a type of movie that seemed all but extinct – the old school sci-fi action/adventure from the 80’s with monsters, prison planets, sky battles and a host of fun, colorful characters. It’s a big universe with a huge story arc and we’re ecstatic to introduce it to the world with this first installment,’” said Abbess.
The film, which is planning for a theatrical and VoD Fall release, is produced by Matthew Graham, Brett Thornquest, Sidonie Abbene and Abbess via their Storm Alley and Eclectik Vision banners, in association with Phonetic Images and executive produced by Steven Matusko. The producing team previously collaborated on Infini and Terminus and most recently the upcoming thriller Better Watch Out.
RLJ Entertainment’s Ward and Jess De Leo negotiated the deal with XYZ Film’s Co-Founder Nate Bolotin on behalf of the filmmakers.
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