24 Frames Grabs North American Rights to Mexican Sci-Fi Seres: Genesis
24 frames, LLC has announced that it has acquired all North-American rights to the Mexican science fiction box office sensation “SERES: GENESIS” from Huma Films. This action-packed alien invasion thriller will open nationwide in Mexico on September 17, followed shortly thereafter by US theaters. The film was produced, directed and written by Angel Mario Huerta (“Inspiración”) and stars Alejandra Barros (“Sultanes Del Sur,” “Amar,” “Matando Cabos”), Liz Gallardo (“Máncora,” “Sangre de familia,” “La última y nos vamos”), Humberto Busto (“Depositarios,” “Niñas Mal,” “Amores Perros”), Manuel Balbi (“Deseo Prohibido,” “La viuda de Blanco”), Arturo Delgado (“Entre Canibales,” “María José”) and veteran actor Gonzalo Vega (“A través del Silencio,” “Tengo Todo”).
When a young girl is found amid the wreckage of an accident caused by an alien craft, Mariel (Alejandra Barros), head of a secretive task force investigating the paranormal, must solve the riddle of a frightening message the girl delivers which suggests humanity is on the verge of extermination by a hostile alien force.
This is the first part of a trilogy. SERES: GÉNESIS is the beginning, SERES: EVOLUTION predicts the future of mankind and SERES: EXTINCTION will reveal the secrets of our destiny.
“SERES: GENESIS” is based on the wildly successful Mexican graphic novel published by Huma Comics. The novel is part of the Seres Universe series covering the three films and continues on in “Seres Chronicles”. The first graphic novel in the series will be available in the US in an English language version starting in October.
““SERES: GENESIS” is another shining example of the tremendous new talent in film making in Mexico. This alien invasion picture is a first from Mexico. The special effects and its unique story are simply amazing”, says Ludo Cremers, President of 24 frames. “Audiences in Mexico and the US will be thrilled by the rich universe brought to science fiction fans by this breathtaking movie trilogy and the Seres Chronicles graphic novels. We are honored to work with Huma Films and distribute “SERES” in North-America.”
“I am happy to see the evolution from the graphic novel to the screen.” Says Angel Mario Huerta, who directed, produced and wrote SERES: GENESIS. “I really had a blast working with the actors and bringing this novel to life. The Visual Effects will surprise a lot of people. I’m convinced this is the beginning of something really BIG.”
“It was an amazing adventure working on this film and the adventure surely will be felt by the audience,” says Alejandra Barros, who plays Mariel in the film. “They will feel what we felt, and this is a passion for the paranormal and the need to know what´s in store for human kind in this world.”
“While the action sequences in SERES: GENESIS are exhilarating, it is the stellar performance by telenovela superstar Alejandra Barros that makes the story so chilling,” says Jesús di Sica, 24 frames’ Director of Development and Acquisitions. “Her scene with Luisa Guerrero, who plays Fernanda, the little girl possessed by aliens, is one of the creepiest and most memorable moments in recent sci-fi movie history.
And in case you missed it, here’s the trailer: