Trying to pitch the latest work of Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron to buyers in Cannes this week, reps for IM Global fell back on Alfonso Cuaron’s highly acclaimed “Gravity” as a selling point.
IM Global’s Stuart Ford says “In a way, ‘Forsaken’ is a de facto prequel to ‘Gravity’. Jonas and Alfonso were working on the screenplay of ‘Forsaken,’ then called ‘Desierto,’ when they had a very similar concept and put it in space. So ‘Forsaken’ has a lot of themes similar to ‘Gravity.’ It’s about someone in a spectacularly peaceful but perilous environment trying to get home.”
Directed by Jonas Cuaron, “Forsaken” stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a man crossing an unguarded part of the Sonora desert to try to get into the United States when he and his fellow travelers are shot off one by one.
Cuaron penned the screenplay with Mateo Garcia. Alfonso Cuaron produces with his brother Carlos, son Jonas, Charles Gillibert and Alex Garcia.