Chimera Strain is a 2019 science fiction drama/thriller film written and directed by Maurice Haeems, and produced by Jay Sitaram and Maurice Haeems.
Initial release: March 15, 2019
Film synopsis :
Vertical Entertainment has unleashed this trailer for CHIMERA STRAIN which hits theaters and on VOD March 15
Written & Directed by Maurice Haeems
Cast Henry Ian Cusick, Erika Ervin, Kathleen Quinlan
Running Time 80 Minutes
Rating”R” by the MPAA
Imagine a world without aging, injury, disease or death. Quint’s obsession with this utopian dream pushes him to the edge of his sanity. Rather than risk losing his dying children, Quint decides to freeze them alive, thereby preserving them in a cryonic ametabolic state. Meanwhile he feverishly researches genetic modifications that would give them the regenerative abilities of the “immortal” Turritopsis jellyfish. Quint’s experiments require human embryonic stem cells and this sets him on a collision course with his Masterson, a shadowy figure, whose bizarre motives trigger a chain of events with far-reaching consequences.
|Directed by||Maurice Haeems|
|Written by||Maurice Haeems|
|Starring||Henry Ian Cusick, Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin|
|Music by||Aled Roberts|
|Edited by||Fritz Feick, Brian Scofield|
|Distributed by||Vertical Entertainment, Lionsgate|
|15 March 2019|
Most of us know actor Henry Ian Cusick from his work on Lost or The 100, but his new role features him going over the edge for scientific discovery. io9 is excited to exclusively debut the new trailer for Chimera Strain.
In Chimera Strain, a new film from filmmaker Maurice Haeems, Cusick plays a scientist who freezes his kids alive as he explores the DNA of an immortal jellyfish to try and cure a fatal disease they have. As you may expect, things don’t just go awry, they go horrifically wrong in this gruesome blend of sci-fi, psychological thriller, and horror.
The Chimera Strain, which also stars Kathleen Quinlan, Karishma Ahluwalia, and Jennifer Gjulameti, hits select theaters and VOD on March 15. What do you think of the new trailer?
Chimera Strain is an upcoming high-concept/low-budget sci-fi film about a mad scientist trying to save his children by editing their DNA. It comes from first time writer-director Maurice Haeems. I love a mad scientist story, and with all the controversy and philosophical dilemmas posed by CRISPR, this movie seems to be very timely. Let’s hope that it lives up to its potential.
Here is the synopsis: “A brilliant but disturbed scientist named Quint (Henry Ian Cusick) freezes his own two children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish.”
The film also stars Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin, Jenna Harrison, Karishma Ahluwalia, and Jennifer Gjulameti. Chimera Strain has played at a few film festivals and will be released in select theaters and on VOD by Vertical Entertainment on March 15. Are you going to check it out?