The Muraviov Company is out with TIME ZERO by Erin Carere & Carlo Carere. An unfulfilled engineer wakes up shackled to a ticking nuclear bomb in an underground chamber with only a phone and one instruction to save millions of people: she must convince the US President to kill himself.
ICM Partners is out with THE MONSTER by James Greer & Jonathan Bernstein. This is a contained genre thriller, following two millennials who make quick money by flipping incredible NY apartments they don’t own to new lease applicants willing to pay a premium upfront before they know they’re being scammed, when they run into an apartment owner with a dark secret in his basement who flips the game on them.
Echo Lake is out with THE EDIT by Neal Baer & Richardo Perez Gonzalez. Centers on CRISPR, a miracle gene-editing tool that homes in on a mutated gene, surgically snips it out and splices in a healthy gene in its place. But when CRISPR is used by rogue scientists, they use the technology to replace healthy genes with time bombs to eliminate a group of people deemed as undesirable.
The Cartel is out with LONG HAUL by Joshua Henson. It’s 1977, the golden age of trucking. The era of Duel, Convoy, and Smokey and the Bandit. Truckers are the new American cowboys. Scott, a long-haul trucker, picks up a runaway girl who, inexplicably, looks exactly like his late wife. Pursued by a mysterious government agent, Scott has to get her cross-country in 24 hours or less. The fate of the Universe is at stake.
Elevate Entertainment is out with FUSE by Marek Polgar & Martyn Pedler. A government assassin suffering from trauma with two personalities battles as the first persona attempts to complete his mission, while the second tries to stop him. Think MEMENTO meets BOURNE IDENTITY meets TAKEN.
Pantheon has optioned COCAINE by Andi Albin. An overzealous police detective gets involved with a crime family that is heavily connected to the local political scene. With the 1980s cocaine wars as a backdrop, this film is immersed in the history of South Florida’s drug trade, paired with a tumultuous, violent love story.
Zero Gravity Management is out with POLICE STATION by Kurt McLeod. An organized crime target running for his life intentionally gets arrested and thrown in jail at a police station where he thinks he’ll be safe for the night, but when the hitman pursuing him does the same, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.
Escape Artists out with WE ARE THE PEOPLE by Aaron Nee & Adam Nee. A Pasadena family’s Fourth of July is disrupted by a cloud of ash that drives neighbors and relatives into a ranting, violent rage. Separated, struggling to survive, the family members ultimately reunite and manage to uncover the solution that restores everyone to sanity.
Logline: A business professional’s rare night on the town turns into a deadly fight for survival when she’s abducted by a man posing as a rideshare driver, taking her for a wild ride through a crime-filled scape of silent, rusting factories, and broken dreams.