Posts tagged Sci-Fi
“The Last Scout” Has been written by ‘White Collar Hooligan’ Paul Tanter and has Simon Phillips taking on the directors duties. This latest film see both Tanter and Phillips breaking away from the british crime scene that they are best known for and into the Sci-Fi genre.
The film is a futuristic story of a crew of astronauts searching for a new home for humanity after Earth has been devastated by a nuclear war between the East and the West.
Both writer and director describe themselves as sci-fi geeks and state that the film will be combining the best elements of “Sunshine” and “Battlestar Gallactica.
Due for release in May 2014, this will be one to look out for.
Strewn amongst the global ramblings of ‘Jar Jar’ Abrams’ domination of the Sci Fi genre, is a teaser trailer. A teaser trailer unassumingly beautiful and assertively tender. It’s the latest from Children of Men (2006) director Alfonso Cuarón. Gravity (2013).
Before the first 15 seconds are out I was convinced we were being treated to the next sci-fi classic. Reminiscent of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Coarón seems to handle detail with the same obsessive adoration. Despite the quick cut nature of a trailer, this 90 second teaser cleverly communicate the extremely long takes Coarón will be including in his film, the intro rumoured to exceed 17 minutes.
Anyway, this is all before the classic trailer shift where the action really kicks off. However, where they would normally cram in 2 seconds from every scene in the film, including boss showdowns, twists, turns and any other kind of spoiler, Gravity doesn’t. Yes explosion happen, but they need to. What we see next perfectly sets up the premise of the film. A leisurely stroll on the flight deck turns to disaster when wandering space debris goes astray and obliterates their shuttle. This leaves the wonderful George Clooney and Sandra Bullock (for want of a better phrase) lost in spaaaaace. Badoom!
In summary, I think this is one of the best trailers in the universe, it definitely left me wanting more. If I may be so bold, I think we have another Sci Fi hall of famer written in the stars.
And in answer to your question George… yes. I do think it’s beautiful.
Release date: 18 October
In the future, Earth lies devastated and scorched as of a result of a decades-long war between humans and an invading alien race called Scavs. The majority of Earth’s population have long since abandoned the planet but a select few still remain. Among them is drone repairman Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) and his communication technician, Victoria (Andrea Riseborough). Safely stationed in the skies thousands of feet above, Jack is responsible for extracting vital resources from the planet’s surface. His job is nearly complete, but Jack’s life changes forever when he makes the fateful decision to rescue a stranger from a downed spacecraft. A stranger who apparently shares a connection to his past, which causes him to question all he knows, and Jack unexpectedly finds himself fighting for the future The fate of humanity now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be lost forever.