The new movie from Gabriel director Shane Abbess follows a search and rescue team through deep space in the 23rd century.

10 Mar 2015 - 10:25 AM  UPDATED 10 Mar 2015 - 10:25 AM

LOS ANGELES ( - Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Shane Abbess' sci-fi thriller "Infini," starring Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Bren Foster and Luke Ford, Variety has learned exclusively.

Vertical plans to release the film in theaters day-and-date on May 8.

The story centers on a search and rescue team that is transported through deep space in the 23rd century to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon that is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.

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Abbess directed from his own script. Producers are Abbess, Sidonie Abbene, Matthew Graham, and Brett Thornquest, with executive producers Brian Cachia and Steven Matusko.

Production companies are Storm Vision Entertainment, Eclectik Vision, and Storm Alley Entertainment.

MacPherson is the host of the Australian version of "Dancing With the Stars" and his credits include "City Homicide" and "Wild Boys."

Vertical's slate includes "Out of the Dark," starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman; "Playing It Cool," starring Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan and Anthony Mackie; "The Calling," with Susan Sarandon and Topher Grace; "Scenic Route," with Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler; and "Home Sweet Hell," with Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson, Kevin McKidd and Jordana Brewster.


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