One Final Mutant Chronicles TV Spot for Your Enjoyment
by Alex Billington
April 4, 2009
I was just sent an e-mail earlier tonight by a reader who was alerting me that Mutant Chronicles was already available to watch via On Demand right now. And then I found this TV spot and thought it'd be a perfect way to feature some new footage from this and let everyone know that if you want to check it out, you can already do so. I don't exactly know if this will be a great film or not (I'm going to try and watch it this weekend), but it at least looks like a very unique and stylish indie sci-fi flick, and I'm a sucker for those kinds of films. Give it a shot if you're still on the edge about it, and check it out sometime this month.
From one of the only positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: "There's no doubting the frenetic energy of Simon Hunter's steampunk thriller with its deft mixing of CGI and live action. The mutants are artforms of grotesqueness and truly terrifying." Oh well, I'll still give it a chance anyway, even if it is pretty bad.
Watch this last minute TV spot for Mutant Chronicles:
Set in the year 2707, on an unrecognizable Earth where a war is raging between four giant corporations over the planet's dwindling resources. This war is soon rendered irrelevant when an errant bomb shatters an ancient buried seal, releasing a horrific mutant army from its prison deep within the earth. As the mutant scourge threatens human extinction, a squad of ragged soldiers, led by Mitch Hunter (Thomas Jane), descends into the earth in a last ditch effort to destroy the mutants and save mankind.
Mutant Chronicles is directed by English filmmaker Simon Hunter, of only the 2000 horror movie Lighthouse previously. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner of only Event Horizon and Firestarter 2 previously. The film has been having problems finding a distributor, but Magnet Releasing eventually came to the rescue. They will be bring Mutant Chronicles to limited theaters very briefly on April 24th.