Worth Watching - July 7: 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:
For more info, you can check out the official website: mutantchroniclesthemovie.com.
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.