Saturday, January 31, 2009

Alien Uprising at Dread Central

Here's what Dread Central has to say (I can't get rid of the broken image link, Blogger isn't very good with copy and paste when it comes to html-formatted stuff):

Something Familiar About This Alien Uprising

Something familiar about this Alien UprisingCorrect me if I'm wrong but aren't we mere days away from the start of 2009? Isn't it a little late in the game to be producing blatant knock-offs of the Alien movies? I thought such films had died off about a decade ago. Now Halcyon International Pictures has a film in the pipeline titled Alien Uprising that is positively Alien-a-riffic.

"In the future. Marines land on the prison planet Rove 12 in order to put down a suspected prisoner uprising. When the Marines arrive, they find most of the prisoners and all of the guards dead. Any survivors are hiding from a ruthless, blood thirsty creature. Now the prisoners and the Marines have to band together to get off the planet - ALIVE."

So between the futuristic setting, the space marines, the prison planet, and the slime-drooling extraterrestrial nasty it would seem Alien Uprisingis shoehorning pieces of the first three Alien films all into one convenient cinematic confection. I take back my negativity. I want to see this. Haven't seen a good or bad Alien-esque hodgepodge in a long time. I’m ready to witness the uprising.

You can experience a taste of the Alien Uprising by viewing the teaser trailer Halcyon has on their website (in addition to that indefensibly awful teaser art). I encourage you to give it a look if only to take note of how manyAlien components you can identify in less than 60 seconds.

The Foywonder

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