'Act of Valor' Creators Turn 'The Prototype' From Man into Machine

June 21, 2012
Source: Deadline

The Prototype

The Bandito Brothers surprised a lot of people with Act of Valor earlier this year, a small-budget feature starring active-duty members of the military which provided a fresh perspective on a tired genre. They've got a few other projects in the works, but none of them sound as promising as their newest endeavor. Deadline points us to a new teaser for The Prototype, written and directed by Andrew Will and starring "Justified" and Captain America actor Neal McDonough. With a budget of under $40 million and thematic similarities to Neill Blomkamp's fantastic District 9, you don't want to miss this sci-fi action.

Here's the teaser used to sell The Prototype from the Bandito Brothers via Deadline:

Apparently the project wasn't supposed to be auctioned off until later next month, but after the teaser leaked, a studio could swoop in and scoop this one up any time now. Somebody certainly should, because the visual effects are excellent and, more importantly, it looks like there's a hint of a solid storyline involved, too, meaning it won't be just a series of chases with no emotional attachment to the characters. The acting was the worst part of Act of Valor, but if Will and the Bandito Bros. can pull quality talent like McDonaugh for the teaser, let's hope they're able to round out the cast with similar talent and give us a truly memorable spiritual successor to District 9 as soon as possible. Thoughts?

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Nick Sears on Jun 21, 2012


Looks great, just hope the acting's good.

Carpola on Jun 21, 2012


looks good as long as that goofy mask comes off.......

abraxis on Jun 21, 2012


The mask does look extra goofy. To the point of being a distraction. Plus seems like a Darkman story line to me. So nothing special there. I liked D9 though. So I will check this out either way.

Joe Blackis on Jun 21, 2012


kinda remind me of a comic call "The Coffin"

Johnnynomad on Jun 21, 2012


I Like the mask. Looks Kinda like the Nazi assasin from the first hellboy.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Jun 21, 2012


and the suit from Crysis

Dan Hibiki on Jun 22, 2012


and g.I.joe's snake eyes

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 22, 2012


Mr.Christopher I'm not only guy who die for " Nomak ", i become glad, Fantastic Logo dude

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 22, 2012


Joseph Mawle! GOT! BENJIN!

Keitj T. Alin on Jun 21, 2012


Yes please! The mask also reminds me of "9"

Jace LeRoy on Jun 21, 2012


Maybe... I think they could have crafted that teaser a lot better, hopefully its not a representation of the thought put into final product

james on Jun 22, 2012


I'm in A movie without mind is Peacock without Feather District9 > Transformers

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 22, 2012


I actually love the whole character design. I think this has major potential. Love it.

Danimal on Jun 22, 2012


that looks pretty badass!! I dig it... except how many times have we seen that shot of the building from a helicopter view... i think it's the US bank building in LA

Alf on Jun 22, 2012


F**king incredible

The Prototype on Jun 22, 2012


More of a reason to read Ray Kurzweil's "The Singularity is Near" and "How to Create a Mind" before it comes out.

Carlos on Dec 11, 2012

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