Billionaire Eric Benirall is losing his cargo ships and their crews at a frightening pace – and he wants answers. His bemused, hand-picked team of subject-specific experts include sceptical tabloid journalist Howard Thomas, ocean resource engineer Emily Patterson, scientist/adventurer Bruce Geller and psychic Stan Lathem. Recruited with the promise of unlimited funding for their research and the chance for once-in-lifetime riches, the team sets out to solve this most daunting of puzzles...
Two of Hollywood’s foremost talents, Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) and Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Stargate) bring their combined pedigree to a new medium with their first collaboration, The Triangle, a truly riveting exploration into the centuries old mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
Aired in the US in December 2005 to a Sci Fi channel record-breaking audience, The Triangle is produced to the scale of a multi-million dollar feature film and features an array of film and television stars including Eric Stoltz (PULP FICTION, ROB ROY), Catherine Bell (JAG, BRUCE ALMIGHTY), Bruce Davison (X-MEN), Lou Diamond Phillips (COURAGE UNDER FIRE, STAND AND DELIVER), Michael Rodgers (AUTO FOCUS), and Sam Neill (JURASSIC PARK).
Singer and Devlin bring to The Triangle a spirit of adventure coupled with an extensive experience producing projects on a massive scale. In fact, The Triangle is in some ways even more ambitious than Independence Day was. For instance, in the latter, there were just over 300 digital effects. In The Triangle, and with less time working on the project, there are over 800, all co-ordinated by SFX supervisor Volker Engel, who also won an Oscar for Independence Day.
Devlin has a lifelong fascination with the Bermuda Triangle: “Ever since I was a kid I’ve been intrigued by the Bermuda Triangle. I think it is one of the great ‘What Ifs’. It is something that I think everyone has heard of and is in our collective unconscious. Also, the Bermuda Triangle’s mysteries go all the way back to Columbus and nobody has come up with a satisfactory explanation.”
The Triangle’s combination of state of the art special effects and the carefully detailed designs imbue the mini-series with an eerie sense of realism. Coupled with a fascinating story, The Triangle demonstrates that in the Bermuda Triangle, nothing stays lost forever.