A few concept pictures for Project Lazarus (aka Realive), the upcoming science-fiction movie written and directed by Spanish Filmmaker Mateo Gil (who co-wrote Alejandro Amenabar’s Agora and who helmed Blackthorn):(Click on a picture to enlarge.)
“Project Lazarus” is the story of Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes), the first person raised from the dead in the history of Mankind.
In the present day, Marc is an ambitious and brilliant man involved in all sorts of projects. When he learns that he has incurable cancer, leaving him less than two years to live, it is a terrible emotional shock for him. Unable to accept death and to see his physical capabilities worsen in the future, he decides to have his body frozen cryogenically under the best possible conditions. So he organizes his own death so that he can wait for a cure to be discovered for his disease and cryonizes his body.
2085: 70 years later, Marc becomes the first resuscitated cryonized body in the history of human kind. But this does not happen in the idyllic terms that Marc dreamed before dying…”
There’s also a teaser poster:(Click on the poster to enlarge.)
Immortality was only a matter of time.
Mateo Gil said earlier about the film:
“Project Lazarus is a film about death, decline and the life that we insist on planning for our future selves: it’s about the serious mistake that this can turn out to be. Linked in some ways to the legend of Frankenstein, it will take on the format of a diary of the journey to purgatory, narrated in first person by the lead character, a monster, and interspersed with his memories, although these will be tinged with an aura of romanticism. That will determine the aesthetics of the film: the past will be vibrant and bursting with color, in search of excitement, while the scenes set in the future will be more sober and distant, taking place in sterile settings. The plot unfolds in 2074, within a single building, where prominent figures in the field of clinical technology and experts in cryogenic preservation have gathered.”
Director Mateo Gil
And a first official picture from the film:(Click on the picture to enlarge.)
The cast includes Tom Hughes, Charlotte Lebon, Oona Chaplin, Barry Ward, Julio Perillan, Bruno Sevilla, Daniel Horvath, Godeliv Van den Brandt, and Melina Matthews.
The movie Realive has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about Realive!