Monday, April 28, 2008

Henstridge Making An "Impact"...

Canadian actress Natasha "Species" Henstridge, James Cromwell and David James "Jag" Elliott will star in "Impact", a two-part MOW about a dwarf star striking the moon and wreaking havoc on Earth.

Produced by Munich-based Tandem Communications, Jaffe/Braunstein Films and Muse Entertainment Enterprises, the $14 million miniseries began shooting on location in British Columbia last week.

German actors Benjamin "Side Effects" Sadler and Florentine "Rabbit Without Ears" also star.

The film is produced in association with Germany's ProSieben Television, Spain’s Cuatro, TF1 in France and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film has already pre-sold to more than 90 territories, including Austria, Russia, Poland, Latin America and the Middle East.

Directed by Mike "Smallville" Rohl from a script by Michael "Superfire" Vickerman, "Impact" is executive produced by Jonas Bauer, Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Michael Jaffe, Howard Braunstein and Michael Prupas, co-executive produced by Irene Litinsky and produced by Ted Bauman.

"The story has broad appeal," said Tandem's Bauer.

"It combines universal fears we all have — of large objects flying through space and hitting the Earth. That’s what we’re playing with, the effects on gravity, electro-magnetic disturbances, tsunamis, a high-speed train getting airborne at 200 miles an hour."