Sonar Entertainment (recently rebranded from RHI Entertainment), producers of the Treasure Island mini-series, announced today that production has begun on three mini-series – Ring of Fire, Eve of Destruction and Delete – part of a projected ‘Disaster Pack Collection’ of five mini-series about various end-of-the-world scenarios.
Ring of Fire, starring Michael Vartan (Alias) and Terry O’Quinn (Lost) deals with a chain of volcanic eruptions around the world; Eve of Destruction, starring Steven Weber (Falling Skies, Wilfred) and Christina Cox (Blood Ties), is centered on a hijacked attempt to create a source of unlimited energy, and Delete, starring Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara) and Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, Eureka), posits an internet turned sentient – and anti-humanity.
Details – including brief synopses and main cast members – from the press release follow the jump.
PRODUCTION COMMENCES ON THREE NEW FOUR-HOUR TELEVISION MINI-SERIES
Ring of Fire, Eve of Destruction and Delete Are Part of Sonar Entertainment’s New Five Original Mini-Series Disaster Pack Collection
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NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 – Principal photography has begun on three new epic four-hour mini-series events for television. The three, Ring of Fire, Eve of Destruction and Delete, have all begun production in Vancouver. Ring of Fire and Eve of Destruction are from Reunion Pictures. Delete is from Brightlight Pictures. The titles are part of Sonar… read full article
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NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 – Principal photography has begun on three new epic four-hour mini-series events for television. The three, Ring of Fire, Eve of Destruction and Delete, have all begun production in Vancouver. Ring of Fire and Eve of Destruction are from Reunion Pictures. Delete is from Brightlight Pictures. The titles are part of Sonar Entertainment’s new Disaster Pack collection of five original mini-series to be available for distribution by Sonar later this year.
The earth rocks in Ring of Fire, a terrifying and all too plausible end-of-the-world warning, starring Michael Vartan (Alias), Lauren Lee Smith (CSI), Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Agam Darshi (Dead Zone). When an oil rig causes a volcanic eruption in a small town, it’s just the first in a trigger effect called the Ring of Fire that stretches across the globe. If these cataclysmic series of eruptions cannot be stopped, the earth will be swallowed whole, leading to an extinction level event. Ring of Fire is directed by Paul Shapiro (Smallville) and written by Michael Vickerman (Impact).
Steven Weber (Wings), Christina Cox (Blood Ties) and Treat Williams (Everwood) star in Eve of Destruction. When two scientists attempt to discover unlimited energy, their experiment is hijacked and sabotaged by eco-terrorists. The result is a dark energy black hole that could destroy the planet. Eve of Destruction is directed by Rob Lieberman (Earthsea) and written by Richard Beattie (True Justice).
Delete imagines a disaster in our all-too-fragile digital world where the web becomes dangerously self-aware with one systematic purpose – to destroy mankind. Faced with possible extinction, there is only one way out – create a second artificial intelligence, just as alive, just as intelligent and just as dangerous. Delete stars Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Matt Frewer (Watchman, Max Headroom), Janet Kidder (The Killing), Erin Karpluk (Being Erica), Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal) and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary). Emmy nominee Steve Barron (Merlin, Treasure Island) directs from an original screenplay by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (Stargate SG-1).
About Reunion Pictures.
Reunion Pictures (www.reunionpictures.ca) is a Canadian-based company that develops and finances high quality television and multi-platform properties. Launched in 2004 with the partners’ experience of having collectively produced over a billion dollars worth of award-winning filmed entertainment, Reunion Pictures has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, and has won Genies and Gemini’s as well as the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Television, and produced a #1 US network mini-series (10.5), and three #1 cable mini-series (Alice, Tin Man and Earthsea, all with RHI Entertainment for SyFy Channel). Currently Reunion Pictures is in production on its first season of Continuum, a sci-fi police procedural for Shaw Media.
About Brightlight Pictures
Brightlight Pictures is a Canadian production company that develops finances and produces independent feature films and television projects for the domestic and international marketplace. Brightlight has extensive international experience having produced in Australia, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom as well as the United States.
Recent producing credits include The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford, 50/50 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen), Apollo 18 (Weinstein Company), Frankie And Alice (Halle Berry), Fifty Dead Men Walking (Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess) and The Possession (Mandate Pictures/Lionsgate) opening this summer.
About Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, producer and distributor of award-winning television series, mini-series and movies for the global television marketplace. Sonar owns rights to over 1,000 titles comprising more than 3,500 broadcast hours of programming. The company maintains strategic creative and licensing partnerships with producers and broadcasters throughout the world.