Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont, Ivanhoe Pictures Partner on Sci-Fi Thriller Series 'Red Rush'

Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont, Ivanhoe Pictures Partner on Sci-Fi Thriller Series 'Red Rush'

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Charles Randolph will write, Rupert Wyatt is set to direct.

Gene Stein

Gaumont has partnered with Ivanhoe Pictures to co-produce a new scripted sci-fi thriller series, Red Rush. Gene Stein, president of Gaumont Television US, and John Penotti, CEO of Ivanhoe Pictures made the announcement on Thursday.

Charles Randolph, who won an Oscar for The Big Short, developed the concept and will write the scripts. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt, director and co-writer of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Captive State starring Vera Farmiga and John Goodman, is attached to direct.

The series is set in the 22nd century, when Mars is the new Wild West, luring those in search of wealth and freedom to its inhospitable surface. A brilliant scientist studying Earth from afar, an outlaw miner hoarding a vast but illegal fortune, a ruthless intelligence operative with cameras and spies everywhere - all will be drawn together into a plot that will shake the powers that be on the Red Planet, and beyond. …

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