Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Long Time no See

But not my fault - basically, it's been slow on news but now, lo and behold, there is something happening before christmas - some news about the "Metropia" movie. I am not really sure what to think of it as of now (apart from the fact that it will be blowing your mind) and it seems like I'm not the only one:

Metropia's Gorgeous CG Cast Remind Me To Get Back Into The Sun But Avoid The Zombie Samurais

Tarik Saleh's absolutely stunning futuristic Swedish film, Metropia, creates such believable characters that you'll start to question just how real it is. Plus, Zombie Samurai fills the necessary blood quota for the week.

Metropia's collection of beautiful yet sickly characters made me do a double- and triple- take. Set in a not-so-distant future, the world is running out of oil and, in response, the government creates a massive subway system that spans across Europe. The main character, Stockholm suburbanite Roger, discovers that his life is being controlled in every detail and tries to break free with the help of the lovely Nina (seen in a lacy number below).

Vincent Gallo and Juliette Lewis have signed on as the lead voice actors for the English-language version, which is like throwing gasoline on an already amazing independent film fire. I cannot wait for this movie to come out Stateside; it's unlike anything I've seen before. A short promo has been released on the internet where the filmmaker breaks down how they created this film shot for shot. It's pretty fun - enjoy, and thanks to Quiet Earth for pointing this out.

More and even some pics of the various characters appearing in the movie here http://io9.com/5115335/metropias-gorgeous-cg-cast-remind-me-to-get-back-into-the-sun-but-avoid-the-zombie-samurais