Action Xtreme, the newly-launched style department of U.Ok, manufacturing and distribution banner Sovereign (Triangle of Sadness, Memoria, Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn), has introduced its first characteristic manufacturing.
The Experiment, an motion sci-fi horror conceived by way of British-Chinese writer-director and Action Xtreme head Chee Keong Cheung (Redcon-1), will cross into manufacturing this summer time on the U.Ok.’s Rebellion Studios.
Set in 2080 in a global improving from catastrophic nuclear conflict, The Experiment will apply an elite Spec-Ops workforce, led by way of Captain Ava Stone, despatched on a rescue project right into a top-secret army analysis facility after a rogue worker takes a gaggle of scientists hostage.
The project quickly turns right into a terrifying struggle for survival because the workforce face a continuing and savage onslaught from numerous mutated flesh-eating creatures, the entire whilst pressured right into a merciless and perverse sport of cat and mouse orchestrated by way of the hostage taker. As the workforce’s loyalties are examined, and the ability’s secrets and techniques are slowly published, it ends up in a revelation that forces the workforce to confront their very life and query the whole thing they’ve ever believed.
Joining the manufacturing is director of pictures Derek Rogers (Cube, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), manufacturing fashion designer Jamie MacWilliam (The Machine, Rezort) and picture editor Martin Hunter identified for his paintings on Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket and The Shining in addition to motion pictures comparable to Event Horizon and Mortal Kombat. The creature design is recently underway by way of Josef Rarach (Solomon Kane) and his corporate FX Creator, with the creature builds in Prague. Casting is by way of Dan Hubbard and Rory Okey.
Filming will happen at Rebellion Studios, a devoted 12-acre advanced that features a 25,000 square-foot soundstage. Co-founded by way of brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley in 1992, Rebellion is an unbiased online game studio easiest identified for the Sniper Elite, Zombie Army and Alien vs. Predator sequence. It additionally operates throughout video games, board video games, movement seize, books, comics, TV and picture. It is the writer of 1 the sector’s greatest English-language comedian ebook catalogues, together with the mythical 2000 AD, the house of Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper. The studio house was once in the beginning opened in 2018 with the purpose of housing the Rogue Trooper characteristic movie adaptation, which Duncan Jones is connected to direct.
The Experiment is produced by way of Sovereign CEO Andreas Roald, Cheung and Ioanna Karavela (Redcon-1). The script was once written by way of Alistair Cave, Matthew Thomas Edwards and Oliver Morran (Every Last One of Them), from a tale by way of Cheung.
“I’m proud and excited to start manufacturing on The Experiment with Action Xtreme, because of the reinforce of Sovereign and Andreas Roald,” mentioned Cheung. “With an interesting tale, robust characters, heart-pounding motion and an amazingly proficient workforce, I can’t look forward to audiences to enjoy this epic thrill journey.I’m thrilled to additionally give you the option to paintings with Jason Kingsley and picture on the in reality distinctive Rebellion Studios because the essential location for The Experiment and to utilise the fantastic amenities on be offering. I’m thankful to Jason who’s a fantastic supporter of unbiased skill and who was once pivotal in making the filming at Rebellion conceivable.”
Added Roald: “The Experiment is Action Xtreme’s inaugural characteristic movie challenge, and Sovereign are overjoyed to reinforce director Chee Keong Cheung’s atmospheric and distinctive action-packed imaginative and prescient and produce his movie to a global target audience.”
Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion Studios, mentioned: “Chee is among the U.Ok.’s maximum proficient and thrilling motion movie administrators, and Rebellion is thrilled to be operating with him and Action Xtreme on The Experiment. We’ve been speaking for some time to seek out the precise challenge to collaborate in combination on and I’m more than happy lets make this one paintings, with with a bit of luck many extra to come back. Our expansive and sundry places are the very best environment for initiatives comparable to this. We haven’t any doubt that it’s going to be an exciting action-packed enjoy for audiences and we sit up for showcasing our distinctive location and in depth amenities to the sector via The Experiment.”