ORIGIN UNKNOWN

THE TOMB

By Jon DIXON

THE MOB FILM COMPANY - as PROD

3D - Pre-Production 2009

3D CREATURE FEATURE set during the liberation of Paris in WWII; SAVING PRIVATE RYAN meets ALIEN

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • 3D, Horror, Science-fiction
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jon DIXON
    • Writer(s)
    • Jon DIXON, Luisa CLARE
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrew BOSWELL (The Mob), Alan MARTIN (The Mob), Jon DIXON (Dark Forest Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • August 1944. As the Allied forces prepare to enter Paris, a squad of ten American and British soldiers are sent behind enemy lines to capture and protect the city’s main power station in an attempt to ensure the liberation of the city from the German army.
      Intelligence reports suggest the Germans are planning to destroy the station in the hope of later evacuating their entire garrison under the cover of darkness and thereby protecting Hitler’s western front.
      The arrival of the Allied squad at the front of the station and the ensuing gunfight forces the German soldiers to escape down a subterranean elevator shaft but not before they have rigged explosives ready to detonate.
      The squad walk into a huge explosion and with the old station collapsing in on itself, the Allied soldiers have no other option than to follow the Germans underground. Plunged into a world of uncertainty and darkness, the Allies make a startling discovery – the power station was built over one of the few entrances to an endless labyrinth of tunnels and catacombs lined with the remains of seven million plague victims from the 18th century.
      The Germans may have succeeded in their mission and escaped but they have encountered something altogether more threatening. Something that has lived within these tunnels and caverns for centuries…. something that will spread terror and death….something that will force these men of war to combine forces if they want to survive….something of an ORIGIN UNKNOWN.
    • Partners & financing
    • A co-production with Dark Forest Pictures
    • Production schedule
    • Shoot 3Q 2009
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2009
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