Diego Boneta (“Rock of Ages”), Ethan Peck (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”), Nate Parker (“The Great Debaters”), Eugene Simon (“Game of Thrones”) and Sung Kang (“Fast Five”) are set to star in Jaume Collet-Sera’s survival thriller “Eden” at Ombra Films.
A fusion of “Alive” and “Lord of the Flies,” the story begins when a soccer team’s plane crash lands on a deserted Pacific island.
Team spirit evaporates as disagreements cause the group to separate into factions – a violent one lead by an unbalanced ruler (Peck), and a compassionate one led by a selfless player (Parker).
Boneta plays the wildcard, a cocky player who becomes an obsessive and sadistic barbarian. Mark Mavrothalasitis penned the script. Collet-Sera, Parker, Juan Sola and Hernany Perla will produce.
Shayam Madiraju makes his feature directing debut on the project which is aiming to begin shooting next month in Malaysia.
A year ago, Parker helmed a ‘proof of concept’ teaser short to help raise finance.
Source: Heat Vision