Must Watch: Thomas Jane's Mutant Chronicles Teaser Trailer
by Alex Billington
July 2, 2008
The Mutant Chronicles is a new independent sci-fi thriller starring Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane, John Malkovich, and Devon Aoki. It doesn't even have a distributor yet, but Thomas Jane is such a big supporter of the film and has wanted to get it out there, that he has put out an awesome teaser trailer for the film on his website. If you're a fan of science fiction or dark, explosive, moody thrillers, than you'll want to catch this. In a distant sense it reminds me of Dune, but I really just love its originality and independence more than anything. I've definitely gained some interest in this after watching the teaser trailer. The film will have a special screening at the San Diego Comic-Con this July, so if you're out there, be sure to check it out. Otherwise, watch the new teaser trailer and be sure to let us know what you think!
Watch the teaser trailer for The Mutant Chronicles:
Earth's natural resources have been exhausted by mankind and battle rages between the soldiers of four leading Corporations: the Capitol, Bauhaus, Mishima and Imperial. Mitch Hunter and Nathan Rooker, battle hardened Capitol soldiers, fight a desperate battle against a Bauhaus advance. When an errant shell destroys an ancient stone seal, they find themselves facing a new enemy: hideous necrmutants, with boneblades that grow from their arms. Mithc barely manages to escape. Nathan does not.
The mutants multiply by millions and they destroy all before them. The Corporations' leader, Constantine, is about to abandon the planet and leave countless innocents to their desperate fate, when he is approached by Brother Samuel, leader of the Brotherhood, and ancient monastic order. Samuel is keep of the Chronicles, a book that prophesies both the rise of the Mutants, and the 'Deliverer' that will destroy them. Samuel believes he is that Deliverer destined to journey deep into the earth and destroy the source of the mutant scourge.
He manages to recruit Mitch, along with a handful of like-minded soldiers: Steiner, honor bound Bauhaus officer; sword wielding Severian; street fighter El Jesus; fearless beauty Duval; and stoic warrior Juba. "Mutant Chronicle" follows Mitch and Samuel's mission to venture into the very heart of the darkness in an attempt to save the planet from marauding hordes of deathless mutants.
The Mutant Chronicles is directed by filmmaker Simon Hunter of the 2000 horror movie Lighthouse previously with a script written by Philip Eisner of Event Horizon and Firestarter 2 previously. The film has been in the works for quite a while but doesn't have a distributor yet. As far as we know, The Mutant Chronicles is expected to arrive in theaters sometime later in 2008. The poster is featured below.