We may never know what really happened that 1997 evening when millions of Phoenix, Arizona, residents all reported a UFO flying over their city, but the new trailer for The Phoenix Incident makes it seem pretty damned scary!
From the Press Release:
Concourse Film Trade, a division of the newly minted entertainment group Concourse Media, has closed a multiplatform North American distribution deal with XLrator Media for the fact-based UFO conspiracy thriller THE PHOENIX INCIDENT, which will include an event-style theatrical release. Concourse Media partners Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts and XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.
Blurring the lines of fiction and reality, THE PHOENIX INCIDENT is based on the largest UFO sighting in North American history, known as the Phoenix Lights, which occurred on March 13, 1997, in Phoenix, Arizona, where thousands of people, including then-state senator John McCain, claimed to have simultaneously witnessed unexplainable lights in the night sky. The fact-based sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and the controversial missing persons case surrounding the infamous event.
The phenomenon hit close to home for director Keith Arem, an Arizona native, who wrote and directed the sci-fi thriller about four unsolved missing persons cases connected to the Phoenix phenomenon using whistleblower testimony, recovered military footage, and eyewitness accounts to explore the U.S. military’s alleged engagement of alien spacecrafts that night.
While THE PHOENIX INCIDENT marks his feature directorial debut, Arem has spent two decades in video games as the talent director for AAA franchise hits such as Call of Duty, Saints Row, Ghost Recon, Spider-Man, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Persona, Prince of Persia, and Rainbow Six.
“We are thrilled to partner with the dynamic team at XLrator Media,” said Shreder and Felts. “As the leading distributor for top independent genre content, XLrator is the perfect fit to launch this property.”
The cast features some of the gaming industry’s biggest stars, including Troy Baker (The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City)and Yuri Lowenthal (Prince of Persia, Sunset Overdrive, Dragon Age, Castlevania), as well as Jamie Tisdale (“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”).
Arem produced the film with Ash Sarohia and Adam Lawson for their PCB Entertainment banner. The release date has not yet been set.
The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Concourse principals Matthew Shreder and Andrew Felts. Concourse is handling worldwide sales for the film.