Testament focuses on a prestigious boarding school's science teacher and his students in a remote part of Texas where life is pretty ordinary for this small, tight-knit community. But when the Ten Plagues of the Old Testament descend not only on the town, but the entire world, the teacher and his students are forced to fight for their lives. As blood fills the school's swimming pool -- as fast as it fills rivers, lakes and oceans worldwide -- our characters try to comprehend the scope of this cataclysmic event not knowing that nine more unfathomable disasters are about to besiege them -- frogs, lice, wild animals, pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness. And finally the death of the first born. As the world desperately races to uncover the cause of these phenomena, students and teachers alike must band together to survive these random acts of nature. Or are they? Could it be acts of divine intervention? Fear, panic and imminent doom may not build character, but it does reveal character when teenage heroes are born as the world is coming to an end.
Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect) will direct Testament from his own screenplay. Casting is currently underway.
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