Katee Sackhoff Heads to Mars in ‘Origin Unknown’/
Coffee & Cigarettes who act as executive producers on the film brokered the deal with Content Media to represent the film.
After the first manned mission to Mars ends in a deadly crash, mission controller Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Wilson (Sackhoff) is summoned to assist an artificial intelligence system – A.R.T.I Their investigation uncovers a mysterious object under the surface of Mars, leading to a discovery that could change the future of our planet as we know it.
Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick, Oculus, Don’t Knock Twice) will play the lead role of Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Wilson in the sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown, which Content Media has come on board to handle worldwide sales.
Origin Unknown is being directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dullul (Project Kronos, Sync) an award nominated visual effects artist (Hellboy II, The Dark Knight) who recently signed on to direct the much-anticipated Robin Hood reboot, Robin Hood 2058, produced by Atlas Entertainment (Suicide Squad, Batman vs Superman, Warcraft) and Gianni Nunnari (Immortals, 300). While simultaneously directing music videos and commercials, HaZ transitioned into scripted fare with his Sci-fi short film Project Kronos, which became an Internet hit on YouTube and Vimeo.
The screenplay for Origin Unknown is written by Gary Hall based on a story by Dulull. The director of photography is Adam Sculthorp (aerial unit on Prometheus, Spectre). The VFX will be handled by Territory Studio (The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2, Alien Covenant), Paddy Eason is the VFX Supervisor (28 Weeks Later, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Michael Stevens (Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, Gran Torino) will compose.
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