Thriller - Development 2010

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Alex FERRARA, Jose LEVY
    • Producer(s)
    • Jose LEVY (Levy Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Collateral Man provides a creative twist on the Faust tale and script is written at a relentless pace which makes it impossible for any reader to put it down. The premise? What happens when the Devil, tired of being deceived by reluctant signatories who refuse to hand in their souls at the moment of death, designs a new way to protect his ‘business’?
      Martin Mondragon, a first generation American psychologist living in Manhattan, meets his foil when a suave stranger, Joe Sagasti, introduces himself as Satan's messenger with the mission of collecting an unpaid debt owed to the Devil by Martin’s grandfather from Argentina. As the first male descendant, Martin is named in the contract as the guarantor of the agreement, the collateral man. Sagasti pressures Martin to surrender his soul to the powers of darkness with a single drop of his blood. When Mondragon refuses, Sagasti sets out to overcome Martin’s resistance with a series of supernatural events which lead the young psychologist to understand how life can be more terrifying than death. Martin finds he must fight Hell itself to discover the one secret his grandfather never told him–how to beat the Devil himself.
      Based on the 1997 massive Argentine TV hit “El Garante”, Alex Ferrara and José Levy, two new voices on the US-Latino thriller scene, have turned the story in the Miniseries into Collateral Man, a bonechilling psychological script based on the novel published in US, and becoming a best seller in different markets.
    • Partners & financing
    • Half already financed in Argentina.
      Looking for US, Spaniard and Mexican partners to come on board.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2010