Foresight Unlimited is developing the sci-fi action film Inversion, it was announced today by Mark Damon, Chairman and CEO of Foresight Unlimited, which is handling international sales.
What would happen if Earth suddenly lost its gravity? The unique story revolves around the catastrophic results of such a phenomenon and what could be done, if anything, to restore gravity and save Earth and its 6 billion inhabitants.
The $120 million budgeted film is written by Bragi Schut and Academy Award nominee David Arata (Children of Men) and is a global chase against the clock traveling across continents from China to Europe to the United States culminating in a startling gravity inverted NYC.
Produced by Philip Lee (Cloud Atlas), Michael Nozik (Syriana) and Markus Barmettler (Conviction), the producers are currently in discussions with a director who will be named shortly. Hong Kong’s Pegasus Motion Pictures will lead the financing for the film that is set to start shooting in January 2015. Pre-production commences August 2014.
Damon and Foresight president Tamara Birkemoe have completed deals in a number of the major territories worldwide including Spain, Russia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Africa, Philippines, the Middle East, Turkey, India and Thailand, with a number of others in active discussions. They say a major studio will release the film in the U.S.
“We are thrilled with the sales that Mark Damon and his Foresight Unlimited team have done,” said producer Michael Nozik. “The markets response has been so strong, it confirms this film is an original and incredibly fresh story that asks, what if gravity, the most taken for granted and least understood part of nature, betrayed us.”
Mark Damon quote: “It’s been incredible. The film has just wowed everyone and attracted the leading distributors around the world. Its such a unique concept that it’s taken the market by storm. Our buyers have said it’s the talk of the Croisette. We are certainly not unhappy about that!”