First Look: Thomas Jane in The Mutant Chronicles
This sci-fi action film has quite the line-up: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, John Malkovich, and Devon Aoki. Directed by British-born Simon Hunter and written by Philip Eisner (Event Horizon) and Ross Jameson (White Bits), The Mutant Chronicles is one of those pre-summer flicks that seems like a mash-up of The Chronicles of Riddick, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Blade Runner. Interested yet? Check out some first look photos including a couple of the cast: Jane, Malkovich, and Aoki.
I just happened to see Thomas Jane in The Mist last night, but that's besides the point; unless to state that it re-affirmed the fact that Thomas Jane is by far one of the most badass actors in Hollywood at the moment.
The Mutant Chronicles is based off of a table-top role-playing game originally titled Mutant (and later Mutant Chronicles) developed by Target Games first in 1984 and again in 1993. The movie has been described as "a futuristic Saving Private Ryan set in a world where nearly everything is powered by steam." Here's the official synopsis and it doesn't really help its cause.
In the 23rd Century, Earth has been ravaged by mega corporations controlling the planet and mankind is threatened with extinction by a marauding army of NecroMutants. The Chronicles of an ancient Brotherhood foresee a savior, but their hopes are left to a crack squad of mercenaries led by the battle-weary Major Mitch Hunter.
The Mutant Chronicles is currently set to be released in 2008. No exact date is confirmed yet but we'll keep you update once there is one.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Heckle on Oct 19, 2007
Wow! This one wasn't on my radar at all, and I'm usually up on most movies in development due to my heavy activity on the Hollywood Stock Exchange (http://www.hsx.com). Just bought 50,000 shares. Looks great!
William Mize on Oct 19, 2007
War (Rogue Assassin) also featuring Devon Aoki has just been released in Australia with mixed reviews... I'm betting Mutant Chronicles is gonna be more successful. There's certainly been more hype preceeding it than with Devon's previous movies. Hopefully Mutant Chronicles will help to raise Devon's profile. Justin The Devon Aoki Appreciation Society http://www.geocities.com/lovelydevonaoki
Justin on Oct 28, 2007
From the six pictures it looks really good. It does somewhat have a "The Chronicles of Riddick", and "Blade Runner" look to it but what we know of the story so far and how the movie looks it doesn't look anything like Sky Captain.... anyway.... I love the actors they have for the film, I can't wait to see it.
Mac on Nov 12, 2007
Those pics look great. I can't believe the star line-up... hopefully they won't ruin it by going all soft on us. I think if this movie is rated R and really action packed, then it could be a real corwd-pleasing hit. I hope so. The website looks cool too and so do the videos on there.
Daryl Thomas on Mar 11, 2008
I worked on the music for this film with composer Richard Wells and I can reveal that it is very action packed and quite gory, so it won't disappoint the thrill fans. Its got a horror aspect to it and a lot of suspense: go and see it, its exciting and worth it.
Andy Reynolds on Apr 24, 2008
Man! They should have based the movie upon the 1984 version of the role-playing game instead... Mutant Chronicles (the RPG) was a flop, wanna-be Warhammer 40k. The older version, which is the same as the current one, is so much cooler with mutated walking, talking animals.
Role-playing swede on May 5, 2008
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