Today we get a first look at the new movies of all sorts.
First up is the newest franchise entry for Die Hard and a look at the McClane father and son side by side. Next up is a look at the post-nuclear film Gamma and we see some early CG artwork from the movie. Last up is a new trailer that's more like a clip for Disney's upcoming animated film Brave. I say it's Scottish Mulan, people tell me I'm wrong, what do you think?
It’s been awhile, but Factory Fifteen have just released a new video called GAMMA—their first as a collective—which takes place in a post-nuclear world where the earth has been choked by the effects of radiation. It looks at the aftermath of a nuclear disaster and the desolation wrought by a failed cleanup bid using a ‘Nuke-Root’ technology that’s part fungi, part mollusc—these organisms were supposed to remove the nastiness from the air and make it all better again. But, they didn’t.[via creator project]
The film journeys around post-apocalyptic cities following the researchers in the ruined landscapes of Ukraine and Kazakhstan, which is made all the more pertinent by last year’s Fukushima disaster and the recent events in Iran.
We bear witness to barren architectural remains, the skeletal remnants of a Chenobyl-chic city with a brooding voiceover building a sense of a society ruined by its own creations. And then there’s also hints of the abominable lifeforms this ‘Nuke-Root’ technology has given birth to as well.
Here is the official synopsis for Brave:
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.