26/12/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Arcana Studios, Legacy Filmworks and Bron Management are getting together to produce a slate of comic based fantasy and science fiction-based movies. Paradox introduces homicide detective Sean Nault, a cop on a parallel Earth who is investigating a baffling series of murders committed by a means his Earth has never seen before: the power of science. Sean uncovers an apocalyptic plot that will lead him to another dimension and the realisation that, unless he prevents it, both Earths could well be destroyed.
Arcana Studios has joined forces with production company Legacy Filmworks, and production/finance group Bron Management, to produce a slate of five live-action scifi films based on Arcana comic book titles, starting with the sci-fi thriller Paradox, currently in production in British Columbia.
Deboragh Gabler, through her production shingle Legacy Filmworks will produce the slate, alongside Bron Management's Aaron L. Gilbert. Arcana's Founder/Publisher Sean O'Reilly is Executive Producer. All slate films are based on Arcana published sci-fi, thriller, and horror comic book titles.
"Since Aaron joined forces with me at Arcana, we have concentrating on structuring partnerships with top producers like Deboragh Gabler" said O'Reilly. He continued, "We are excited to be working with her on our films, which will introduce and showcase the work of some incredible independent comic book creators. We are also just thrilled to have these projects financed given the state of the current market. It has been tough but Aaron figured out how to make it happen "
Paradox, which was written by Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage, based on the comic series by Christos Gage, is being directed by Brenton Spencer (a top sci-fi film and TV director, perhaps best known for his work on Stargate: Atlantis and Earth: Final Conflict). The incredible ensemble cast features a host of sci-fi stars, lead by Kevin Sorbo (Andromeda, Hercules); Steph Song (jPod, and co-star with Val Kilmer in the upcoming The Thaw); Christopher Judge (Stargate); Alan C. Peterson (Shooter, Narc, Beautiful Joe); Alisen Down (Battlestar Galactica); and Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary).
Paradox introduces homicide detective Sean Nault, a cop on a parallel Earth who is investigating a baffling series of murders committed by a means his Earth has never seen before: the power of science. Sean uncovers an apocalyptic plot that will lead him to another dimension and the realisation that, unless he prevents it, both Earths could well be destroyed.
Legacy' s Gabler said, "I've known Aaron a long time but this is our first endeavor together". She added "what a great way to start a working partnership on such an exciting and timely series of films, from a dynamic and creative comic book mind like Sean O'Reilly". Other comic-to-film slate projects include; Chopper, a horror/thriller based on a Martin Shapiro comic going to camera end of January 2009; and Sundown, a western/vampire thriller based on the comic by Jay Busbee, scheduling for April/May 2009. Future slate projects will be announced in the coming months."
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