Crazy cartooned aliens take Alice on a hoverboard ride in the new Russian adaptation of Kir Bulychev's novels, bringing back the scifi love for kids that has been severely lacking for some time. We'll let you meet Alice's furry and multi-limbed friends before they all get injected by an evil alien. Also, take a look at a few stills from 1, the Stanislaw Lem One Human Minute-inspired movie, where a bookstore uncovers a novel that details what happens to all of humanity in one single minute.Alice's Birthday: Twitch Film found this totally crazed Russian animated movie called Alice's Birthday (or День рождения Алисы, if you can speak Russian). The film is directed by Sergey Seryogin, and adapted from the children scifi books by Kir Bulychev. There has already been an 80s animated feature and a miniseries based on Bulychev's books, but this is the big feature film undertaking. This world looks like crazy wild fun and has moments of spooky aliens trying to inject little Alice. I long for the return of pre-teen space life. I feel like we haven't had a great scifi kids show or movie since the early 90s. Trailer And Behind The Scenes Look:
Hover Board Riding:
Meet All The Aliens:
1/One Human Minute: Peter Sparrow is making a movie based on the ideas in Stanislaw Lem's One Human Minute. This should be very interesting, as Lem's work has a lot of gigantic ideas and I hope we get to see more than just one translated on the screen. This feature is currently in post-production. A few stills and "mood boards" are below. If the mood boards full of historical photographs are any indication of what awaits us in 1 then this should be an extremely gripping feature. Here is the official synopsis:
A bookshop renowned for its rare works is mysteriously and completely filled with copies of a book entitled 1, which doesn’t appear to have a publisher or author. The strange almanac describes what happens to the whole of humanity in the space of a minute. A police investigation begins and the bookshop staff are placed in solitary confinement by the Bureau for Paranormal Research (RDI Reality Defense Institute). As the investigation progresses, the situation becomes more complex and the book increasingly well known, raising numerous controversies (political, scientific, religious and artistic). Plagued by doubts, the protagonist has to face facts: reality only exists in the imagination of individuals.
For more stills check out Quiet Earth.