In what is quite possibly the most ominous sci-fi news so far this year, Variety reports that Species minx Natasha Henstridge will star in Impact - a TV two-parter featuring a dwarf star hitting the Moon, followed by the usual apocalyptic pandemonium down on Earth.
Henstridge will be joined for the romp by David James Elliott of JAG and LA Confidential vet James Cromwell under the watchful eye of Smallville helmsman Mike Rohl working to a script by Superfire pensmith Michael Vickerman.
Shooting on Impact kicked off in British Colombia last week. Munich-based Tandem Communications is, with Jaffe/Braunstein Films and Muse Entertainment Enterprises, in the producer's chair, while Germany's ProSieben Television, Spain’s Cuatro, TF1 in France and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment share co-production credits.
Tandem has apparently already offloaded the miniseries on an unsuspecting world, with 90 territories getting out their chequebooks for a piece of the action.
Tandem’s Jonas Bauer declared: “The story has broad appeal because it combines universal fears we all have - of large objects flying through space and hitting the Earth. That’s what we’re playing with, the effects on gravity, electro-magnetic disturbances, tsunamis, earthquakes, a high-speed train getting airborne at 200 miles an hour.” ®