EXCLUSIVE: Madtown, the drama thriller toplined by This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia, has been acquired by SP Releasing. Moore will get a January 5 limited release in theaters and on-demand via SP’s output deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.The pic centers on Briggs (Ventimiglia), a troubled young man who flashes back to the demons of his past when his sister is released from her 20-year prison sentence for the murder of their parents.Briggs must confront his estranged sister and deal with the past, while fighting to protect his future and the new life he has rebuilt for himself.Rachel Melvin, John Billingsley, Bonita Friedericy and Amanda Aday co-star.“Centuries ago, mankind found a way to transfer consciousness into a new body, making death a mere inconvenience,” a soothing voice intones, as images of bodies with horizontal slits carved elegantly into the napes of their neck stand against glowing white backdrops.“Since then, we’ve been providing an unparalleled pedigree of human sleeves to only the most discerning clientele.” What begins as a calming glimpse into a future where cheating death is easy enough (assuming one has the wealth to transcend their mortal state) quickly descends into darkness, with quick cuts offering a look at a futuristic New York City, fluorescent lights on grimy city streets, an immaculately dressed bartender sipping a drink with one hand and casually holding a rifle in the other, and other assorted forms of gunplay and explosions aplenty.In the world of Altered Carbon, which is set more than 300 years into the future, death is not the end, thanks to technology perfected by an organization called Psychasec.The first trailer for Altered Carbon begins with a commercial of sorts for the fictional product, pitching the concept of “human sleeves,” as sold to elite consumers.
In the future, dying’s as easy as putting on a new pair of jeans — at least that’s how it looks based on the first trailer for Netflix’s new sci-fi series Altered Carbon.
The deal for the film was negotiated by Tiffany Boyle and Katherine Imp at Ramo Law. EXCLUSIVE: The tumultuous political climate in 2018 has opened the door for fly-on-the-wall documentaries about major political institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union.