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Action thriller Pandemic starring Rachel Nichols acquired by Content Media

01.27.2015by: Eric Walkuski

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), Danielle 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 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.

The film has what appears on the surface to be an interesting hook; according to the press release, it "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."

Whether or not this is innovative and/or appealing is up to you to decide.

XLrator Media will distribute the film in North America at some point this year.


Rachel Nichols

Extra Tidbit: Are you down with the "FPS" angle of PANDEMIC?

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