The thriller “The Platform” created a buzz on Netflix when it was released in March 2020. The Spanish director is preparing to shoot his new film “Rich Flu” based on an enticing high-concept pitch. An actress has already been announced for the casting.
The Platform: the director returns with a new thriller
In March 2020, the neurons of the spectators heated in front of The platform on Netflix. This Spanish psychological thriller was set in a dystopian universe. In it, the prisoners of a mysterious prison where the cells were stacked, waiting each day with a hunger for the passage of a platform that fed the upper floors, leaving those below hungry.
This high-concept film had established itself as one of the biggest hits of 2020 on Netflix, especially with an open-end which had given rise to multiple theories. It was a masterstroke for director Galder Gaztelu-Urretia since it was his first feature film.
Rich Flu: a diabolical new thriller
Almost two years after the release of The platform, the Spanish director is at work on his next film. And it’s a thriller again with an enticing pitch. And it has some similarities with The platform.
baptized Rich Flu, the film focuses on a pandemic that kills the richest and most influential people on the planet. First the billionaires, then the multi-millionaires, and so on. Quickly, everyone with any fortune is a potential victim. Panic goes global and the markets collapse, everyone trying to get rid of their money.
The film will question how far Man is ready to go to save his skin when wealth becomes a mortal danger.
We learn through Deadline that it’s actress Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) who will take the leading role. Filming is expected to begin next spring. The director said:
Rich Flu is an immense physical saga, full of twists, obstacles and surprises. But, above all, it is a complex and provocative emotional journey into the depths of the human soul. Only an actress of the talent of Rosamund Pike can carry this project.
This piques our curiosity!