With Matt Osterman’s Ghost from the Machine (formerly Phasma ex Machina) now readily available on DVD and VOD, you’re able to check out this highly buzzed about indie flick anytime that you want! Just how good is it? Good enough to warrant a remake!
According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has acquired remake rights to Phasma ex Machina, the small independent feature directing debut by Matt Osterman that was the toast of the genre film festival circuit.
The studio acquired the project as a pitch for a horror movie called Our House and has attached Gary Shore to direct the remake and Nathan Parker to write it. John Davis is the producer along with Nick Spicer of XYZ Films.
Shore and Parker are already collaborating on a feature version of Cup of Tears for Universal and Working Title, based on the stylized samurai short film that Shore directed. That short has created heat and prompted Universal to make several deals with him. Deadline reports that the hope is for Shore to direct Phasma ex Machina, potentially follow with an adaptation of the James Patterson book series Maximum Ride, and then helm a feature version of Cup of Tears.
Phasma ex Machina was retitled Ghost from the Machine when it was acquired by Screen Media and released on DVD and VOD.
For more information check out the Ghost from the Machine website, and dig on the Phasma Ex Machina/Ghost from the Machine Facebook page for some behind-the-scenes videos and more.
What would you do to bring someone back? How far would you go? Ghost from the Machine explores the grey area between life and death and how science may be the bridge between the two. A young man named Cody, tasked with raising his younger brother, James, after the death of their parents, plunges himself into the murky science of the supernatural. Ignoring his responsibilities as a caretaker, Cody invents a machine he intends to be a conduit to the other side. In his pursuit to build the device, he befriends an affable electrical engineer named Tom who has his own tale of love and loss. Cody eventually reaches an unintended level of success that threatens not only his safety but also the well-being of James and Tom. He quickly learns that the supernatural isn’t all that super and human nature can even be worse.
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