Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Mutant Chronicles

A teaser trailer for the steampunk science fiction war flick The Mutant Chronicles (based on a pen-and-paper role playing game) has been released:

It had a showing at Cannes, and at least one reviewer thought it was pretty bad :
A science-fiction epic set 300 years in the future, The Mutant Chronicles is by far the silliest film I've seen at the festival thus far. Kicking off with scene-after-seen of exposition (never a good thing in an a action pic) the film takes place a near post apocalyptic earth which has been decimated by decades of war and pollution. Four giant corporations now control the planet, and their actions awaken a malevolent evil from the underworld (though how, I'm still not quite sure).

The result is that an army of mutant demons spring forth from the ground, hell-bent on wiping out what is left of man. And that's just the first 15 minutes.

The rest of the film sees a monk (Ron Perlman) and a soldier (Thomas Jane) assembling a crack team of commandoes to travel into the heart of darkness to destroy the machine that is spewing forth said mutants.
The movie is supposed to be released later this year. It remains to be seen if it rises (sinks?) to the level of "so bad it's good" bad.

(via Bloody Disgusting and SciFiCool)


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