Quatermass is a film based on the British mid-20th-century sci-fi hero Bernard Quatermass.
The character Professor Bernard Quatermass is a rocket scientist originally created by writer Nigel Kneale. As a pioneering force of the British space program, he encounters terrifying extra-terrestrial lifeforms and must draw from science to save humanity. He appeared in a 1950s BBC series and in three Hammer Film movies in the mid-’50s and -’60s including the 1967 pic Quatermass and the Pit (known as Five Million Years to Earth in the U.S.). Andrew Keir played the lead role.