Three New Photos from Christian Alvart's Pandorum
There was a time when I was actually excited for Pandorum. But with these three new photos, and a new plot synopsis, that excitement has quickly dissipated. Originally, I thought Pandorum was a sci-fi film about a crew who wakes up unexpectedly on a ship, kind of like Danny Boyle's Sunshine. While that is still how it starts, apparently it's about vampires and the human race being on the verge of extinction because of a plague that turns people into vampires. Worst of all, the people they find on the ship are "tribal warriors carrying crudely made weapons." Seriously, I thought we got enough of this tribal crap in Doomsday?
These new photos come from ShockTillYouDrop. There is a presentation for Pandorum this weekend at WonderCon in San Francisco, where I'll be at. If the footage changes my mind, I'll be sure to let you know!
Two crewmen awaken from hyper-sleep aboard a spacecraft. None of their equipment is working, and their memories are incomplete. What was their mission? How much time has passed? Where are they? As they try to piece things together, they discover they are not alone, and the ship's new inhabitants - tribal warriors carrying crudely made weapons - are moving among them, intent on killing all aboard. As the space travelers unravel the frightening and deadly secrets the ship harbors, they realize the survival of mankind hinges on their actions. They must regain control of the ship before Pandorum takes over.
Pandorum is directed by German filmmaker Christian Alvart, of only the horror films Curiosity & the Cat and Antibodies previously. The screenplay was written by Travis Milloy, of Street Gun and Just Like Mona previously. Overture Films is bringing Pandorum to theaters everywhere on September 4th.