RLJE Films bought North American rights to the sci-fi thriller “Beyond The Sky,” starring Ryan Carnes, Jordan Hinson, Martin Sensmeier, Don Stark and Peter Stormare, according to Variety.
Fulvio Sestito directed a story he wrote with Rebecca Berrih and Warren Thomas. The script was written by Thomas and Marc Porterfield. RLJE plans to release the film in cinemas and on VOD and Digital HD on September 21, 2018.
“There is still talk about the question of whether we are alone in the universe today,” said head of acquisitions Mark Ward for RLJE Films. “With its unique approach to the history of extraterrestrial abduction and its great special effects, we are delighted to be able to bring ‘Beyond The Sky’ to the public.”
Meats portrays a man with a powerful and traumatic connection to alien abductions since childhood. He proposes to refute the phenomenon of alien abduction by attending a UFO convention, but then encounters Hinson’s character, who claims to have been kidnapped every seven years on his birthday, and realizes that there may be more than he It seems.
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“Beyond The Sky” was produced by Rebecca Berrih through her company Elysian Fields Entertainment, Martine Melloul from Kali Pictures and Evan J. Cholfin. It was produced by Richard Esposito, Nathanael Eisenberg, Dany Berrih, Samuel Berrih, Roland Bijaoui, Barron De Sanctis, David Berrih and Marc Loven. Travis Walton, author of the memoir “Fire in the Sky” about his own experience of alien abduction, was an adviser and has a cameo in the film.
Highland Film Group is managing sales abroad and will represent the film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ward and Jess De Leo of RLJE negotiated the deal with Matt Galsor and Mark Muir of Greenberg Glusker on behalf of the filmmakers.
Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures co-acquire the national rights to the “Hotel Mumbai” by Australian director Anthony Maras before the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The agreement was negotiated by Verve and Endeavor Content. The story follows the victims and survivors of the 2008 terrorist attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. John Collee co-wrote the script with Maras.
Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs star. John Collee co-wrote with Maras. The producers are Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan, Andrew Ogilvie and Jomon Thomas.
The project was developed in The Weinstein Co., which filed for bankruptcy in March after the sexual harassment scandal of Harvey Weinstein. The producers of “Hotel Mumbai” obtained an agreement in the bankruptcy court for the film to be eliminated as an asset. The news was reported by Deadline Hollywood.
Beyond heaven and earth or beyond heaven and earth: A trip to Bhutan is a memory written by Jamie Zeppa about her experience working as an English teacher at Sherubtse College, near Trashigang, in eastern Bhutan. Zeppa assumed a task for two years. Initially she began to write a fiction based on her experience there, but it was suggested that she write it in the form of memoirs and she took the advice. The book was first published in 1999. The title of the book is derived from an expression of gratitude in the Bhutanese language which means “I thank you beyond earth and heaven.”
Chris Norton attends a UFO convention to try to refute the phenomenon of alien abduction. Soon he meets Emily, a woman who claims that extraterrestrials kidnap her every seven years on her birthday. With Emily’s 28th birthday a few days away, Chris suddenly realizes that we may not be alone in the universe after all.
Initial release: September 21, 2018 (USA)
Director: Fulvio Sestito
Music composed by: Don Davis
Screenplay: Warren Thomas, Fulvio Sestito, Marc Porterfield, Rebecca Berrih
Story by: Warren Thomas, Fulvio Sestito, Rebecca Berrih
Producers: Evan Cholfin, Martine Melloul, Rebecca Berrih