Martinez gathers 'Tribes of October'


Ray Stevenson, Jaime King and Stephen Moyer, along with Robert Duvall and James Caan, are starring in the postapocalyptic thriller "Tribes of October" from Philippe Martinez, who is directing and producing.

"October" is set in a future in which New York has become surrounded by an endless desert plagued by heat storms, and the city's technology is such that nothing made after 1960 works anymore. In this environment, a detective (Stevenson) goes after a Mafia don (Caan) who is going after the remnants of the NYPD, led by Duvall. The detective is simultaneously searching for the love of his life (King). Moyer plays a cynical and street-smart detective.

Nick Vallelonga and Paul Sloan wrote the screenplay.

The production, budgeted at $25 million, is eyeing a summer start in Michigan, where Martinez directed his thriller "The Chaos Experiment." "October" will be shot using greenscreen to create a unique look and distinct universe, with Martinez flying to the Festival de Cannes to preview the first seven minutes of the CGI work.

Martinez's company, Cinepro Pictures, is funding the pic in association with Steelbridge Finance. Finance in Motion CEO Karinne Behr is executive producing and providing financial consulting services.

Stevenson has starred in "Punisher: War Zone" and HBO's "Rome" series. The Endeavor-repped actor recently finished shooting "The Book of Eli" with Denzel Washington and "Cirque du Freak" for director Paul Weitz.

King, repped by WMA, recently starred in Lionsgate's horror hit "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" and wrapped "Waiting for Forever" with Richard Jenkins.

Moyer, repped by ICM and Luber Roklin Entertainment, is best known for his starring turn on HBO's "True Blood."

For Duvall and Caan, who are in final negotiations, the project marks the first time the veteran actors will work together since 1972's "The Godfather." Duvall next appears with Viggo Mortensen in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," and Caan appears in Brett Ratner's segment of "New York, I Love You." Both actors are repped by ICM. (partialdiff)