What if the Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN are putting the world out of balance and mankind on the verge of extinction? A new sci-fi series, iphone game and a comic book from transmedia pioneers beActive simulates what could happen to the world if the experiments went wrong
Dublin, Ireland, June 02, 2012 -- Multi-award-winning transmedia production company beActive has today announced the launch of Collider (http://www.colliderworld.com), a sci-fi story told across a range of different platforms from the 4th of June. Collider tells the story of six people transported to a post-apocalyptic 2018, where they have to fight to discover how they got there, how to survive, and how to get back to the present.
The story focuses on a young scientist Peter, who sabotages CERN laboratories Hadron Collider when his credibility is wrongfully destroyed. By doing so he accidentally transports himself via a wormhole to a world ruined by natural disasters and at war with the Unknown. He brings with him five people who have ‘jumped’ from different times and different places, but who each hold vital clues needed to return back to their present times. Peter keeps getting flashbacks and a sense of deja-vu linked to the future. If he’s right then he has just 36 hours to figure out a way to get to CERN, reverse the wormhole and prevent the apocalypse because when the clock runs out so does Earth’s existence.
The Collider story will be told across several platforms, including comic books, webisodes, a Web site and an app/game which will go on sale the first week of June. The Comic Book will be distributed by iVerse Media in North America through their Comic Plus comic book store, and also available on Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store. A feature film will be shot in the Fall for a 2013 release and a full social media experience is available on http://www.facebook.com/colliderworld
beActive’s co-founder and CEO Nuno Bernardo said: “We are pleased to offer sci-fi fans a brand new transmedia project. The elements that make up this innovative and engaging storyline demonstrate beActive’s continued commitment to telling narrative across multiple platforms. The complexity of the characters and the journey they take makes this a real sci-fi spectacular, guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat”.
The eight part web series (released on Youtube and Wattpad.com in North America) will feature BAFTA award winning Scottish actor Iain Robertson of Rab C. Nesbitt, Basic Instinct 2 and The Debt Collector fame.
beActive is an award winning transmedia production company with a decade of experience in international TV and film co-productions, digital content production, format development and international licensing. With offices in Lisbon, Dublin, London and Sao Paulo, and a joint venture with The Nightingale Company, a Toronto-based production company, beActive recent TV and film projects include Sofia’s Diary UK and Sofia’s Diary China for Sony Pictures Television, HBO Canada primetime series The Line and Living in Your Car, Emmy-nominated Brazilian mini series Final Punishment and the UK film production The Knot, featuring Mena Suvari and Noel Clarke.