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Sean Patrick Flanery Joins Sci-Fi Indie Project 'Scavengers'

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December 8, 2009

Sean Patrick Flanery

Although Sean Patrick Flanery is best known for upholding truth and justice as one of the Boondock Saints, the actor will make the big leap into space as THR reports he and actress Louise Linton are joining the independent science fiction film Scavengers. The story follows crews of space scavengers competing for supplies, energy and treasure. When the crew of the Revelator, led by Emerson (Linton), comes across the alien-created Chaos Generator, they must fight to keep it out of the hands of her former shipmate, the sinister Captain Jekel (Flanery). Unfortunately this vaguely reminds me of the 1997 bomb Space Truckers.

Production designer Travis Nicholas Zariwny will make his directorial debut with the film, but he's got a tough act to follow after such a strong showing recently in indie sci-fi with films like Moon and District 9, so I hope whenever this makes its way to theaters it can live up to sci-fi's strong return to form. I think there's going to be more and more interest in indie sci-fi, especially with a low key sci-fi filmmaker like Federico Alvarez gaining huge attention for a film he put online only to be followed by a deal with Sam Raimi's Ghost House banner. It's an exciting time for science fiction, I just hope Scavengers can stand all the heat.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments

1

Haven't seen him in anything scifi I don't think so maybe he can surprise us.

jake the snake on Dec 8, 2009

2

(Jake the snake) he relay has only played Young indiana jones, and the the Boondock saints

Cineprog on Dec 9, 2009

3

yeah, he wasn't bad in those so I'll give it a look.

jake the snake on Dec 9, 2009

4

you can never have enough sci fi (unless they twilight it up somehow)

Janny on Dec 9, 2009

5

This'll be cool! Flannery also played the titled character in the flick "Powder" (1995), which also starred Jeff Goldblum and Lance Henriksen. I thought he was impressive!!

Spider on Dec 9, 2009

6

Powder was great.

Brian Ricci on Dec 10, 2009

7

he' s a very charismatic and charming actor, and I love the idea of seeing him in a sf movie.

DEZMOND on Dec 13, 2009

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