There are people on a secret city on the moon, and they are from the future. Find out what the Church of Lunology doesn't want you to know. Plus, the video game Dead Rising gets a live action flick.
The little faux-documentary Lunopolis, which received great reviews from the Boston scifi festival, blows the lid off the secret moon city Lunopolis. It's shot like a real documentary, History Channel style (None of this Blair Witch shaky cam nonsense), but it appears as if it starts to unravel in the end. Either way, you've got our attention Lunopolis, can't wait to see more.
Dead Rising, the zombie slaying video game which is getting a NEW Americanized version sometime this year, already has a live action film. Just like the game, it's about killing zombies. Sure it's set in a different reality where people have been separated by quarantine zones, but honestly, it's just about killing zombies. Get this: The film is only being released of Xbox LIVE. So ha, PS3. Check out the official site for more information.
Quiet Earth stumbled upon a few promo videos form the UK's Devil's Playground, which appears to be another rage virus film. And since we're sluts for plagues, bring it on.
London: The not too distant future. Newgen Industries, a leading pharmaceutical company company, is trying to placate a media uproar. Its new "legal performance enhancer", RAK-295, has met with spectacular failure during testing, causing severe physical and allergic reactions in all 30,000 of its test subjects...
Greg Fay, Jake Scott, Johnny Hardstaff, Carl Erik Rinsch [who almost ended up directing the new Aliens feature], and Hi-Sim all teamed up with The Ridley Scott Associates to make a collection of short films, titled Parallel Lines, which will premiere April 8th 2010. The whole thing was apparently inspired by Adam Bergs' Carousel short from last year, which was insanely popular. Looks like the advertisers are trying to recapture that magic. And if that means giving indie and foreign filmmakers a chance to stand out, wonderful. Thanks to Slashfilm for pointing this out.
Parallel Lines Trailer
Adam Berg's Carousel
A DEA gets thrown into a Tijuana prison. While trapped in jail, a drug lord start peddling his fancy new DNA-altering drug that's made from human spinal fluid. In order to get this new hot drug, you have to set up a tap in the back of some unfortunate victim, but that doesn't stop the street demand, and soon everyone is hooked. Like all good "cop in jail" films, the government needs help from the DEA to stop this dangerous spinal fluid trafficking. So they give her a 60 hour get out of jail free card. So she can kick some ass, and drink some spine juice. This, my friends is Bullet Face.
Check out the trailer for Albert Pyun's red-eyed drug film Bullet Face, via Quiet Earth.
Twitch pointed out the trailer for a stop motion short in which trash-like beings flop about on a sun-burned planet. All the little creatures are really delightful, we can't wait to see how they interact in the full short.
When Lynch Met Lucas
This short was filmed entirely on an iphone using imotion by Sascha Ciezata. It's nothing new, if you've ever heard the story of how Lynch met Lucas, but all in all the short is pretty funny and made me laugh. So I thought I'd share it with you kind folk.