AMR will manage distribution around the world, excluding Africa, Spain, Latin America and The Caribbean for the drama series, the creation of the visionary Academy Award, Palme d’Or, and BATFA-winning VFX team behind Skyfall, Harry Potter, Fargo, The Dark Knight Rises, and many other multiple award-winning productions.
Produced by Primetime Emmy® award-winning Steve Lanning (Superman, The Omen) and directed and produced by award-winning Sallas de Jager (Varraaiers), with other series producers including Jake Lanning, Ben Lanning and Potego Matseke. Steve Lanning also acts as Executive Producer.
The series is currently in production in Mauritius and is due for delivery in the 2nd quarter 2022.
Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR comments, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Media Musketeers on this. With such a talented team of creatives on board, PULSE is set to be a dynamic and powerful rollercoaster of a horror story. Its contemporary setting coupled with a futuristic storyline is sure to have global appeal across multiple demographics.”
Andy Docherty, Managing Partner Media Musketeers, adds, “Working with Jonathan and the team at Abacus will be invaluable in helping us as we roll out this exciting new project to the widest possible audience.”
The series is set in present-day Johannesburg where the ‘PULSE’ video game designers are scrambling to get the newly funded re-boot of their classic game finished. Life imitating art soon becomes reality when an electromagnetic wave hits their building. The pulse fries everything electrical and digital, but also alters the bioelectric signals in people's minds. A world now reduced to flame, toxic smoke and darkness, total lockdown and collective paranoia takes over. Geeks are turned into freaks, and no one is riding to the rescue. Just like in the game they designed, the only way out is to use their collective skills and special abilities to battle floor by floor through mayhem, madness, and murder to escape.
Pulse stars Tarryn Wyngaard (Raised by Wolves, The Tree), Thapelo Mokoena (Wild at Heart, Trackers, Nothing for Mahala), Carel Nel (Grant, Roots), Sven Ruygrok (Spud, Zulu) and Earl Wan (Just Mates, Supercapitalist).