French-Moroccan actor Roschdy Zem (he’s starred in a few films directed by French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb, like Outside The Law, a film covered on this site in the past), stars in this Luc Besson-produced actioner set in the Sahara desert, titled Intersection.
Witten and directed by David Marconi, Intersection follows a diverse group of survivors of a terrible crash in the Sahara, each with an interesting story, and in some case, shady pasts and motivations, who find themselves prisoners of the desert, as they fight to survive and hopefully escape.
The film is set to open in France in January 2013. No word on whether it’ll travel, although I won’t be surprised if it does, given that it’s an English-Language film.
On top of being an award-winning actor, Roschdy Zem is also an acclaimed filmmaker in his own right, having directed another film that got lots of love on this site, Omar Killed Me, which was Morocco’s submission for Best Foreign Oscar consideration last year.
Here’s a trailer for Intersection: