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.