Worth Watching - July 7: Russian Mutant Chronicles Trailer

July 6, 2008
Source: Quiet Earth

Russian Mutant Chronicles Trailer

Thanks to Quiet Earth, we've got another new Russian trailer for The Mutant Chronicles. This may be hard to watch considering it's entirely dubbed in Russian, but I think you'll find that it won't be too tough to look past the dialogue and at the incredible action and epic sci-fi cityscapes. As a reminder, The Mutant Chronicles is a sci-fi horror flick about a group of soldiers in the 23rd century who must fight an army of underworld NecroMutants. I'm reminded of Pitch Black with this, not in its story or look, but in the sense that it's an indie sci-fi film that looks fantastic and has the potential to become a cult classic. Not only does Thomas Jane star, but he's joined by Ron Perlman, John Malkovich, Devon Aoki, and Anna Walton. If you weren't entirely sold by the first teaser trailer, I'd suggest you give this Russian one another chance…

Watch the teaser trailer for The Mutant Chronicles:

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For more info, you can check out the official website:

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.

Mutant Chronicles

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  • Nettle
    I don't know. I don't really have an opinion of it, but I'm not going to see it. Kind of reminded me of Chronicles of Riddick after reading the summary, but it just wasn't appealing.
  • Brad
    You lost me at NecroMutants.
  • It looks like it could be fairly entertaining. I'm probably not seeing it at the cinema, but I'll take a look at a DVD or download.
  • I'd be shocked if this makes it to theaters.
  • Josh
    i looove the way this is film. it's looks beautiful
  • hdctambien
    So, has anyone else played the board game this is based off of? I loved it, and I'm wicked excited to see this!
  • Jont
    i think this is just awesome
  • Dave V.
    Post appocalyps, mutants, 23rd century world war 1 retro army uniforms, hell-boy with no red skin,and throw in som terminator style air craft and what do you have? A huge bomb.
  • Darrin
    pitch black meets i am legend. looks alright.
  • Shige
    This looks like a must have on Blu Ray but I would never go and sit through this in the theater. This is beside the point but I am fluent in russian and the one who narrates the trailer and some actors voices are the same guy. Reminds me of a time in late 80s childhood when I used to watch poorly translated american big time action flicks with just one guy who did all actors voices (females included).
  • Rob
    Film looks very cool but it is too dark! I mean the colors and tonal styles and lighting mood-based effects are too dark. I wish the filmmakers avoid that kind of dark, grim look to the films, it's just too standardized.
  • Curtis
    It has a kool look and feel to it, great cast and from that trailer pretty exciting looking. Ill wait for DVD to watch, looking forward for another or same trailer in English.
  • Mondo Jay
    ... I think this looks really lame... almost B-Movie lame... this is going straight to DVD, right? because if its not its going to help Sci-Fi lose respect in Movie goers eyes... I truly think this just looks bad... ...
  • duca
    All I can say is my friend sitting beside me is a MASSIVE Mutant Chronicle fan (all the books, board games, card games etc.) and he says it catches it exactly. He's like, seriously having a geekagasm here. lol This is way better then the other English trailers I've seen. Looking forward to it.
  • Mac
    This and the other trailer is not an official piece of studio released promotional material. Tom Jane himself said that the film still needs some edit work and CG work. Ron Perlman and Thomas Jane plan on screening a cut of The Mutant Chronicles at San Diego’s Comic-Con to ask fans for their input on what they like and how to make it better. Also, one should not judge a whole film on only a very few quick scenes from an unfinished trailer.
  • Jont
    god i want to ticket to a Whales Vagina, california now so bad to see this screening thx for the tip mac
  • Smith
    just seen it and i must say i thought it was brilliant, not familiar with the game but if u like movies like resident evil or sin city you will be nailed to the chair for nearly 2 hrs enjoying the freak out of it... had a great time, fully recommended
  • jack
    This is a lame and shoddy job of a movie. I wish it were shot better.
  • It is really funny to hear a trailer in Russian language :-) Based on the trailer ...what I see from lighting and green screen sets with a lot of fog or smoke ..and kind a CGI camera shake for some mattepainting scenes is a low budget movie ...but of course with a lot of CGI .... The actors are fine but again sometimes actors can't save a low budget movie .... It is kind of movies that you want to be good but you know it will not ...
  • JR
    Actually, the camera shake on the matte painting scenes isn't CGI but tracked real shake. I'm looking forward to seeing it all put together!
  • JR in the 2d programs you can shake the camera as much as you want ...I am not a 2D artist but I know that even 2D Artists are some times not sure about if a shot has been shook by hand " real camera shake " or by the 2D program ... And of course every green screen that they make a matte painting for it must be tracked when there is a movement of camera but what if the director want to have enhance in the camera shake ... in the trailer you can feel a 2D shake or as we call it CGI shake specially in the CGI explosion scenes : 00:44 / 01: 07 / 01:25 /01:26 / 01:28 as you see there is 2d-3d matte painting with 3D elements in front some of them can called 100% CGI shot and they must be 2D shake because there has not been used real camera in it ...
  • Bryanmakeup
    I saw Mutant Chronicles last night. I was so blown away I cant tell you. Very original. Well acted. Great story. Lots of ass kicking and carnage. Amazing Visuals. The dark vibe of the film does have a Chronicles of Riddick thing going on. But thats the only comparison I would give. This director is someone to watch out for! It mostly reminds me of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. But much much better!
  • Mathew
    i got to see it early and it's not that great... could have been good with the cast that it has, but does not deliver.
  • gametaipan
    This movie was way off the hook, i have never expected all these great shit in the movie, truely impressed and amazed and have lots of hope for the director. Can wait to see more things coming from Simon Hunter. The intensity is just right on for this movie, i have never seen any movie that was adapted from a game made as great as this one. For those have not watch this, please give it a try, i am all hype after watching it.
  • I can't wait to check out this movie.




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