Magnet to Release a reboot for The Last Days on Mars
Magnet Releasing, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures that has brought us John Dies at the End, V/H/S, Monsters, Let the Right One In, and Timecrimes, to name just a few, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars.
The film stars Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams, and Tom Cullen, and marks the feature-film debut of director Ruairi Robinson. Here's the official synopsis of the film:
"On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery -- fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora."
The Last Days on Mars premiered at Cannes this past May. Magnet is looking to release the film via its Ultra VOD program later this year.