By Ziyad Saadi | Indiewire March 7, 2014 at 2:27PM
Comedy and science-fiction are two genres that rarely get mixed together, especially when the mid-1970's are thrown into the mix. But writer/director Jack Plotnick has managed to pull off such a feat with his latest film "Space Station 76," which premieres March 8 at SXSW and to which Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has just acquired all international rights.
"Space Station 76" is a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future who are forced to confront their darkest secrets when a new Assistant Captain arrives and inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew.
“We are thrilled to be working with SPWA as our international distribution partner and are excited for the film to reach a large, earthly audience,” shared director and co-writer Jack Plotnick. "Space Station 76" boasts a strong cast, which includes Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O'Connell and Keir Dullea, and was written by Jack Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Kali Rocha and Michael Stoyanov.
The deal was negotiated by Edward Parks and Frank Mele of Rival Pictures, and their legal team at Reder & Feig, and Michael Helfand and Joe Matukewicz on behalf of SPWA. U.S. rights are being handled by Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content.