EXCLUSIVE: Will Clarke’s Altitude Film Entertainment is re-teaming with the Tea Shop & Film Company to launch The Plague on Cannes buyers. Johannes Roberts will direct from a screenplay by Roberts and Ernest Riera. James Harris and Mark Lane will produce through their Tea Shop & Film Co. banner. Principal photography will begin in summer 2016.
The Plague shows how mankind’s insatiable appetite for cheap food and consumer goods has pushed many species, once geographically contained, to the brink of extinction. Spanning the Brazilian rainforest to London streets, The Plague tells the story of a devastating, unstoppable outbreak that sweeps the globe.
The project reunites the writer, director and producer team behind underwater thriller 47 Meters Down, which Altitude handles sales on and starts production this summer. Roberts recently completed supernatural thriller The Other Side Of The Door for Fox International, which was produced by Alex Aja as well as 42’s Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh.
Altitude will be showing buyers exclusive teaser footage. Roberts is repped by WME and 42.