Tarik Saleh's absolutely stunning futuristic Swedish film, Metropia, creates such believable characters that you'll start to question just how real it is. Plus, Zombie Samurai fills the necessary blood quota for the week.
Metropia's collection of beautiful yet sickly characters made me do a double- and triple- take. Set in a not-so-distant future, the world is running out of oil and, in response, the government creates a massive subway system that spans across Europe. The main character, Stockholm suburbanite Roger, discovers that his life is being controlled in every detail and tries to break free with the help of the lovely Nina (seen in a lacy number below).
Vincent Gallo and Juliette Lewis have signed on as the lead voice actors for the English-language version, which is like throwing gasoline on an already amazing independent film fire. I cannot wait for this movie to come out Stateside; it's unlike anything I've seen before. A short promo has been released on the internet where the filmmaker breaks down how they created this film shot for shot. It's pretty fun - enjoy, and thanks to Quiet Earth for pointing this out.
The next trailer for super dark futuristic action film Eden's Log is out. It starts with the awakening of Tolbiac, who snaps into consciousness in a dark and deep cave. He's in the middle of an ancient underground world that is haunted by phantoms and wild creatures, all which seem to be tied to actions made on the surface of this planet. Tolbiac journeys to the surface to find out who he is and how he got forced down into the dark.