Magnet To Distribute “The Last Days On Mars”

July 10, 2013

Magnet Releasing, a genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the US distribution rights to Ruairi Robinson’s sci-fi flick THE LAST DAYS ON MARS from Focus Features International, reports Screen Daily.

Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams and Tom Cullen all star.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia/Magnet svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and director of acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg with Focus Features International.

Magnet is eyeing a release through its Ultra VOD platform later this year.

Synopsis: “Follows the story of an astronaut crew on Mars on the verge of a major breakthrough having collected rock specimens that reveal microscopic evidence of life. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars to collect further evidence for their discovery, but a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body is taken as a host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.

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