LA-based Jupiter Rising Film is bringing the international best-selling graphic novel, Alone, to the big screen in 2023.
Tentatively titled Where the World Ends, the project will be directed by Antonin Le Guay, co-founder of Sandgate Productions, and produced by his brother Alberto Marzan.
The story focuses on a lighthouse in the middle of the ocean. Every week a supply boat makes a treacherous journey to leave necessary provisions to the lighthouse keeper but the sailors never meet him as he always remains hidden in the shadows. One day this all changes when a new boatman starts wondering who this mystery man is, and he sets off on a course that will change all their lives forever.
Production is expected to begin in Q3 2022 at Lite Water Stage & Film Studios in Brussels Belgium. Marzan commented "To shoot a film of this scope we needed the most advanced water stage in the world" so we came to Belgium. The founder of Lite Water Stage and Film Studio Wim Michiels and his team are the most specialized I've seen, his affinity for innovation and impact aligned with ours nicely."
Christophe Chabouté's Alone was an Official Selection at France's prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival. Commenting on Le Guay taking the helm, Chabouté said: "I am a big supporter of Antonin. He adapted my other work Park Bench a few years ago and brought it to life beautifully. Antonin has such integrity and vision and I am thrilled to see him bring Alone to the big screen."
Marzan added: "I knew Jupiter Rising FIlm needed to make this film from the moment I was introduced to it. The story is written in such an artful and meaningful way you forget that it's a depiction of our internal fight with fear set in the middle of a vast deep blue ocean. Jupiter Rising Film is focused on creating artistically meaningful work that transcends, this film does just that."