It's fascinating how art sometimes imitates life to come...
...Via Deadline, Dark Sky Films has picked up North American rights to the eerily timely Before the Fire, a new pandemic thriller from director Charlie Buhler, making her directorial debut.
In Before the Fire, written by Jenna Lyng Adams:
"A Hollywood actress's rising career is cut short when a pandemic influenza sends her back to the small town she fled years before, only to find something more dangerous than any virus waiting for her. Instead of shelter, her South Dakota hometown brings her face to face with unforeseen peril."
Jenna Lyng Adams told the site, “Audiences are thirsty for unconventional, layered and imperfect women on-screen. Dark Sky Films has been known to support female driven films and we are happy to have found the right partnership for this movie.”
What's fascinating to us is how Before the Fire is just one of many pandemic horror movies to be releasing around this time, considering most of them were in production long before we had ever heard of Covid-19. It's strange, how sometimes storytellers seem to just sense and predict something coming, isn't it?
The film stars Jenna Lyng Adams, Jackson Davis (Vida), Ryan Vigilant (Naked As We Came) and Charles Hubbell.
A U.S. release is expected sometime during mid-summer 2020.
By Matt Konopka