In a world where the NSA, PRISM, and every other conspiracy theory you can think of is running rampant through the news, it only seems fitting that someone would pick up the excellent film from Fantastic Fest The Conspiracy (review here).
From the Press Release
XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the political thriller THE CONSPIRACY, written and directed by Christopher MacBride and produced by Lee Kim. XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.
“Christopher’s riveting film explores the fascinating world of the Illuminati, conspiracy theorists and secret societies. THE CONSPIRACY is a cinematic thrill-ride that challenges our notion of what is ‘truth’ and reveals those shadowy forces that will do anything to control it,” said Gordon.
When two young filmmakers (played by Aaron Poole and Jim Gilbert) select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, THE CONSPIRACY blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda.
The film was inspired by actual conspiracy theories, notably those surrounding the Bohemian Club and the Bilderberg Group, both secretive organizations closed to the public and made up of a who’s who of power players in international politics and business.
Canadian writer-director MacBride’s thriller pitch Echo was bought earlier this year by 20th Century Fox with Shawn Levy to produce through his Fox-based 21 Laps banner.
THE CONSPIRACY premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin. The deal was negotiated by Gordon and Michel Urich of XLrator Media with Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
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