After seeing Martin Villeneuve’s TED Talk and his striking feature film debut Mars et Avril, Ed Pressman has asked him to develop an original concept for a sci-fi movie, tentatively titled The Other World. This American producer’s specialty is discovering new talent and bringing new experiences to motion picture audiences. He is known for fostering the careers of young and inspired filmmakers. Pressman Film has launched the careers of such directors as Brian De Palma, Terrence Malick, Jason Reitman, Oliver Stone, Kathryn Bigelow, Alex Proyas, David Byrne, David Gordon Green, Sam Raimi and James Marsh. His most popular titles include: Das Boot, Conan the Barbarian, Wall Street, Hoffa, The Crow, Thank You for Smoking and American Psycho 1).
The Other World will be a character-driven story set in the future about the discovery of a New World leading to a quest to restore balance on Earth 2).
Belgian comic book master and conceptual artist François Schuiten (The Golden Compass, Mr. Nobody, Mars et Avril) joins Martin Villeneuve in creating the characters & universe of The Other World 3) 4).