PRODUCER: David Gegia & Francesco Giannini
PROJECT DETAILS: http://www.davidgegia.com
WRITER: Sophia and David Gegia
DIRECTOR: Francesco Giannini
When her fellow tenants start to vanish without a trace, the paranoid Maggie suspects that her influential neighbours are in on an intricate conspiracy to end the world, as we know it.
When Maggie and her husband relocate from the sunshine state to the cold, dreary winters of Montreal, she is given only eight weeks to complete her new work assignment. They move into an upscale apartment building that caters to the very wealthy of the city’s elite and meet a slew of strange and interesting neighbours. One character in particular is the genius neurologist, Dr. Morrell, who claims to have discovered the cure for mortality.
When Maggie’s neighbours seem to vanish for weeks at a time and reappear out of thin air slightly different, she suspects Dr. Morrell. As the crisis deepens, a delusional tenant tells Maggie that she believes that Dr. Morrell and his clients are behind the world crisis. Maggie then starts to suspect that a wealthy neighbour who recently died might have replaced her husband. But without tangible proof, Maggie cannot decide what to do or whom to trust. In this suspenseful, action-packed sci-fi mystery, Maggie fights furiously to unveil Dr. Morrell’s conspiracy.
Franky Films optioned sci-fi thriller 8 Weeks, written by David Gegia, in the winter of 2017 and has continued to develop the script. Franky Films’ focus is packaging the film with one A-list star and because of its genre, as well as the strength and quality of the script, 8 Weeks has been garnering attention from international distributors like Shoreline and eOne.