Watch This: Early Promo Trailer for Jerry O'Flaherty's Samurai
Okay, this is just another one of those fantastic proof-of-concept trailers, but it really is awesome and I've got to share it with you guys today. Twitch has debuted a promo trailer for a project called Samurai that will be the directorial debut of Jerry O'Flaherty, who has worked for years as the art director on Epic's Gears of War video game series. They're developing a samurai vs ninja action movie using hyper-stylized action straight from Zack Snyder's 300. But the kicker is that they're using the Unreal 3 video game engine to render the props and environments. And it's pretty damn impressive to see, although it's not in high def.
Watch the early proof-of-concept trailer for Jerry O'Flaherty's Samurai:
This trailer for Samurai (seen above) was a "no-budget piece shot in two days with a volunteer cast of five people against a white background. The background plates were created in Unreal with the intent of sharing all of the environment assets (rendered at higher res for the film) between the movie and the game." The project is being produced by Blacklight Transmedia and State Street Pictures. On IMDb, O'Flaherty is listed as the director of the Thundercats live-action movie, when or if that ever gets made. It definitely looks like he has a promising career ahead of him and I'm looking forward to seeing him finish a full-length feature.