Just came across Ivan Engler‘s SF thriller CARGO – via CPC – looking like a mixture of Ridley Scott’s Alien and another up-and-coming deep space corridor thriller Pandorum. Turns out – according what Quiet Earth offers us – that the movie’s been in the works for ten years, lived through eight complete script re-writes and is done from Swiss budget only. Looks and feels rigid and cold, perfect! Premiere: Sep 24th, 2009.
The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura’s shift be over.
During her daily patrols, through the eerily empty ship, LAURA begins to get the feeling that she is not alone on-board. A discovery mission in the dark and ice-cold cargo hold ends in catastrophe. The remainder of the crew is awakened. A cat and mouse game begins in which nothing is what it seems. What lies hidden in the strange freight containers and who, or what, is also on-board?