Do we really need another movie about a virus that turns people into psycho berzerkers, forcing riot cops with cool-looking goggles to wield an iron fist to hold the crumbling shreds of society together? I may have just answered my own question... but what if it's a nice-looking animated film, with touches of Akira and Ghost In The Shell? Rashad Redic is adapting his own short movie Ultraviolent into a new feature-length film, and here's the trailer.

Sadly, the synopsis doesn't sound that great, with its references to "spiritual decay" and Jazz singers:

Simeon Rockwell is a man who becomes infected with a spiritual disease. His past and now this disease, forces Simeon to wrestle with his own inner demons and help rid the world of this virus. Simeon is aided by a beautiful female Jazz Singer named Satia Niall, who helps him in understanding his place in the greater struggle of mankind. Simeon realizes that time is running out and he must act fast to stop the spiritual predator who wants to bring about the downfall of society. During the course of this adventure, Simeon and Satia both change, as they bring out the best in each other; and eventually fall in love.


But it does look incredibly cool and sort of noir, so you never know. Plus, goggles! [QuietEarth]