Sonar's CAT.8, EXPLODING SUN Begin Production
Principal photography has begun on two new epic four-hour mini-series events for television. The two productions, CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun, are from Muse Entertainment and are in production in Montreal. CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun are part of Sonar Entertainment's new Disaster Pack collection of five original mini-series and will be available for distribution from Sonar later this year. They have been acquired by Bell Media for exclusive broadcast in Canada on SPACE in 2013.
CAT. 8 stars Emmy nominee Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Weeds) with Maxim Roy (ReGenesis), Ted Whittall (Smallville) and Susan Hogan (Battlestar Galactica). When a breakthrough in global defense backfires, the result is a fireball four times the size of Earth streaking toward our planet. With mere hours before the atmosphere ignites and the end of the world begins, only one man - a government outsider and renegade scientist - can reverse this cataclysmic disaster. Will he be able to save the Earth before it's too late? CAT. 8 is directed by Kevin Fair (Smallville) and written by Donald Martin (The Christmas Choir). Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking) is producing.
In Exploding Sun, the first ever commercial space shuttle is struck by a solar storm. The disaster hyper-charges the engine and catapults the ship on a direct course for the sun. But the danger becomes more universal when it's discovered the event will trigger an infinitely larger solar storm that could send Earth back into the Stone Age. Exploding Sun stars David James Elliott (JAG), Anthony Lemke (Blue Mountain State), Natalie Brown (Being Human) and Emmy Award -winner Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin). It is directed by Michael Robison (Stephen King's Dead Zone) and written by Jeff Schecter (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High). Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking) is producing.
Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment, commented, "CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun are big television events with enormous worldwide appeal for audiences who thrill to the disaster genre."
"We have an enormously talented cast and crew for both CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun," added Litinsky. "What makes each of them truly special will be the state-of-the-art special effects that our team will deliver."
About Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television Production Company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 150 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won 95 awards and garnered 299 award nominations!
Muse Entertainment's most recent television series, Bomb Girls, is in preproduction on its second season. In 2011, its topical, 8-hr. historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Its Pillars of the Earth also won numerous awards. Muse's other award-winning programs are Being Human (Seasons 1 & 2), Durham County (Seasons 1, 2, 3), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the Neverending Story.
The company's head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles.
About Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, producer and distributor of award-winning television series, mini-series and movies for the global television marketplace. Sonar owns rights to over 1,000 titles comprising more than 3,500 broadcast hours of programming. The company maintains strategic creative and licensing partnerships with producers and broadcasters throughout the world.