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Sci-Fi thriller Scintilla picked up by eOne for multiple territories

05.17.2013by: Kevin Woods

There's just nothing like a good ol' fashioned underground-set claustrophobic thriller to get you on the edge of your seat. Today we have news regarding a new claustrophobic sci-fi thriller that is making some waves just before hitting Cannes titled SCINTILLA, and this one sounds like it could be a whole lotta fun!

Screen Daily is reporting that AV Pictures’ Cannes slate includes in-demand sci-fi thriller SCINTILLA, which eOne has picked up for multi-territories. Billy O’Brien directs the story of a disparate group of mercenaries hired to a lead a special unit deep into a former Soviet state to retrieve data from an underground militia base.

John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Ned Denehey, Beth Winslet and Antonia Thomas star in the thriller, which is now in post-producution. It's also interesting to note that the production designer on this badboy is none other than Paul Inglis, who served as art director on PROMETHEUS.

Below you will find a longer synopsis as well as the first official image from the film. We'll keep you updated on news regarding SCINTILLA as it rolls in. Hopefully we'll be seeing a trailer for this cool-sounding film very soon.

An elite team of mercenaries are chosen to carry out a covert operation deep in a former Soviet State. They must first battle the ferocious armed militia at ground level before descending through a maze of tunnels inhabited by dark, menacing creatures. When the team arrives at an underground laboratory they discover the purpose of their mission: A genius scientist has been genetically splicing alien DNA with human and the results of this revolutionary work must be secured. The soldiers must protect and save the specimens whilst avoiding the threats of multiple predators, both human and otherwise.

Extra Tidbit: Does SCINTILLA sound like it'll be up your alley?
Source: Screen Daily

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