Full Trailer for High Concept, Low Budget Sci-Fi Film 'Chimera Strain'

February 13, 2019
Source: YouTube

Chimera Strain Trailer

"Will they be human?" "They will be superhuman!" Vertical Entertainment has debuted the first full trailer for a high concept, low budget sci-fi thriller titled Chimera Strain, the directorial debut of newcomer Maurice Haeems. This premiered at a few smaller film festivals last year, and is arriving on VOD this March. Henry Ian Cusick stars as a "brilliant but disturbed scientist" who decides to freeze his kids, in order to develop the cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish. It explores our fascination with immortality and all-consuming obsession with understanding our genetics. Also starring Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin, Jenna Harrison, Karishma Ahluwalia, and Jennifer Gjulameti. This looks pretty cool, he's playing with some big ideas - I just hope it lives up to its potential.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Maurice Haeems' Chimera Strain, direct from YouTube:

Chimera Strain Poster

Chimera Strain Poster

A brilliant but disturbed scientist named Quint (Henry Ian Cusick) freezes his own two children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish. Chimera Strain is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker Maurice Haeems, making his feature directorial debut with this project, after working in mechanical engineering, investment banking, and also software before this. The film premiered at the Fantasporto Film Festival last year, and also played at the Phoenix, Boston, and Fant Bilbao Film Festivals. Vertical Ent. will release Haeems' Chimera Strain in select theaters + on VOD starting March 15th, 2019 coming up next month. Thoughts? Who's interested?

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I didn't really follow what's going on here, but Idk if I'm intrigued enough to watch. Might read reviews before putting my time in. It could be interesting, but...from the looks of it I'm thinking it's an ambitious attempt with mediocre payoff...

THE_RAW_ on Feb 13, 2019


Yeah, freezing bodies is just not going to ever really work.

DAVIDPD on Feb 13, 2019


It doesn't look convincing to me ...

shiboleth on Feb 13, 2019


I like this actor and where has Kathleen Quinlan been for all these years? Other than that I can't generate much interest in what this trailer has shown me.

thespiritbo on Feb 13, 2019


That scene at the beginning of the trailer... NOT PENNY'S BOAT

Akirakorn on Feb 13, 2019


I'm in.

Sean Taylor on Feb 14, 2019

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