Focus shopping sci-fi horror pic
Cannes Film Festival. Ruairi Robinson (“Fifty Percent Grey”) helms the pic, based on a short story by Sydney J. Bounds. Script is adapted by Clive Dawson while Qwerty Films’ Michael Kuhn and Andrea Cornwell produce. “Last Days” centers on a group of astronauts on an exploratory mission to Mars who, on the eve of their return to Earth, discover colonies of bacteria living deep within the permafrost which infects them. Pic will lense in Jordan and Blighty’s Elstree Studios. Universal Pictures will release the pic in the U.K.
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