Burbank, CA : Sci-fi thriller Astro, featuring Gary Daniels (The Expendables), Dominique Swain (Boone: The Bounty Hunter) and Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage), bows at Cannes in May before hitting home ent platforms in July.
Film, directed by Asif Akbar and written by Akbar and Bernard Selling, tells of a billionaire’s private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet.
Louis Mandylor, Max Wasa, Omi Vaidya, Luke G. Crosby, Orson Chaplin, Gianni Capaldi, Spice Williams-Crosby, Courtney Akbar, Christopher Showerman and Michael Pare also star.
Film receives a DVD release domestically in the U.S. and North America through eOne and ITN Distribution this July.
Astro is a Film Life Factory, LLC and XVIII Entertainment, LLC production. ITN Distribution is handling sales in all domestic and certain parts of the European territories with Avail Films and XVIII Entertainment handling the rest of the world-wide sales at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.
Brian Steele Medina of Gemini Syndrome, composed the music and sound fx for Astro’s trailer, which also features an unreleased track “We Are the Fallen” written by the alternative metal band. The film’s original score is composed by Erick Schroeder.
Asif Akbar and Bernard Selling are currently finishing the Astro book series based on the movie, it’ll be released on Amazon in July.
“We are excited to create and introduce a new modern day science-fiction franchise to the world”, says Akbar.