The Hollywood Reporter
Well, it had to happen sooner or later, right? I mean, why fabricate sets or use CGI when you can just shoot a rocket into the cosmos to nab yourselves some bitchin’ footage! Read on for your first details regarding Newcomers.
According to THR, production, acquisition, and distribution company Cinipix is joining forces with Patricia Beninati and Michael Anderson’s Centerboro Productions to produce the sci-fi action film Newcomers and will send XCOR Aerospace’s commercial spacecraft The Lynx into space to shoot exclusive footage for the film.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Newcomers will center on a former NASA astronaut who saves Earth from an alien invasion with help from the commercial space industry.
Beninati and Anderson adapted the screenplay from an original story and script by Beninati. Cinipix CEO Todd Slater (Ray, Raze) will produce alongside executive producer Mat Hayden.
“We knew we could approach this film in a new, nontraditional way and explore options that didn’t exist just a few years ago,” Slater said. “Partnering with a privately owned commercial space company for an interstellar sci-fi film is now very logical and doable so we wanted to move fast and create something special. We certainly know it will add a fantastic and thrilling realism to our scenes.”
Added XCOR Aerospace COO Andrew Nelson: “We are delighted to have our Lynx spacecraft showcased in the film. We think that Newcomers will be a fantastic piece of entertainment for science-fiction fans.”
Producers are now talking to directors with an eye toward starting principal photography in the first quarter of 2014.
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