Project Description

A scientific team aboard the space shuttle awaits the return of a probe returning from collecting samples on Mars. But as they prepare to de-orbit, they discover “something” in the core samples has come to life, and is killing the crew. The captain seals off the cockpit, trying desperately to contact mission control. But with failed radios and little time, he is forced to make a decision. He can’t bring home an unknown, and clearly violent creature.

 

A scientific team aboard the space shuttle awaits the return of a probe returning from collecting samples on Mars. But as they prepare to de-orbit, they discover “something” in the core samples has come to life, and is killing the crew. The captain seals off the cockpit, trying desperately to contact mission control. But with failed radios and little time, he is forced to make a decision. He can’t bring home an unknown, and clearly violent creature.

He decides to scrub the mission. Pushing the nose down, he tries to burn the ship up on re-entry, but despite his efforts, mission control takes over. Unaware of the danger, they only know the shuttle has missed its window, appears to be out of control, and must land somewhere else. But where? The only solution is the sands of Northern Iraq.

Years after the war there, a United Nations patrol operates covertly, supporting anti-terrorist operations. The mission is nearly over, when the mission leader receives new orders: Make their way to coordinates, protect U.S. property they find there. The follow their orders, discovering the long swatch of destruction from the space shuttle and it’s emergency landing in the sands.

But they aren’t alone. Two opposing groups of locals, a local terrorist group and what appears to be Republican Guard, seem to be surrounding the shuttle, but rather than fighting each other, they are fighting something else. The creature has found them.

A battle against the unknown forces the enemy groups to work together, looking for a way to escape the sands, and the ravenous, seemingly invisible creature that now hunts them. The commander of the older Iraqi force knows of a place, and reluctantly leads the beleaguered group to it; a hidden bunker in the sands.

But the creature soon finds a way in, and the three factions realize that despite their differing ideologies, they will have to find a way to work together if they are going to survive.


Type:  Feature Film

Status: In Development

Rights: Paul Tarantino

Budget (est): $2 million

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