Magellan is the latest filmic offering from the indie production company, Arrowstorm, responsible for such recent greats as the epic, five-part Dungeons & Dragons-inspired Mythica saga.
Known for their action flicks (such as Osombie, Survivor, We All Fall Down etc), this latest offering, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, is clearly inspired by more cerebral sci-fi, such as the upcoming Arrival, or 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar, The Martian, Contact, and the like.
After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources. What he discovers will change our understanding of science and our place in the universe, but the journey will have lasting consequences on Nelson and the wife he left behind.This is Arrowstorm's first stab at hard science and, on their Kickstarter page, they explain that:
"Every aspect of the story had to be carefully researched. We even brought in a former member of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to advise us on astronautics and planetary science."Check out the film's fundraising page for more information on the project, cast and crew, as well as the investor incentives to persuade you to part with your hard-earned cash.