Toronto: Netflix Nabs 'The Platform' Dystopian Thriller

Toronto: Netflix Nabs 'The Platform' Dystopian Thriller

10 Sep 2019 (PT)
The streaming giant will release the the Spanish-language sci-fi thriller in all territories outside select Asian markets.

Netflix has acquired the world rights, except for select Asian territories, to the Spanish-language sci-fi thriller The Platform, which had a world bow in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto Film Festival.

Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Irrutia from a screenplay by David Desola and Pedro Rivera, the dystopian drama stars Ivan Massague, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale and Alexandra Masangkay.

The thriller portrays a citizen of a not-too-distant dystopia who voluntarily incarcerates himself with the promise of increased social mobility upon release, but becomes so radicalized by his captivity that he will risk everything to ride a devilish dumbwaiter on a one-way ticket to protect a panna cotta.

The Platform is produced by Carlos Juárez and co-producers David Matamoros and M. Angeles Hernandez, in association with Basque Films, Mr. Miyagi Films and Plataforma la Película AIE.

Raquel Perea and Carlos Juárez are executive producers. The deal was brokered by Latido Films, Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films, and CAA Media Finance of behalf of the filmmakers.

Latido Films is handling international rights. Gaztelu-Irrutia is represented by CAA and XYZ.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Toronto: Netflix Nabs 'The Platform' Dystopian Thriller
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