I'm still a little burnt that Thomas Jane will not be in the new Punisher flick, but I have to give him some credit. Quite a few of his film choices as of late have given him both serious geek cred and a copious amount of gravitas. The geek cred was shown off over the past few weeks when he went out of his way to dress up like Jonah Hex to show his interest in playing the part. As well, the man is notorious for his passion around his projects — he makes movies that he wants to make and always delivers the goods that fans seem to be looking for. It is this passion that excites me for his upcoming projects, such as his directorial debut Dark Country or The Mutant Chronicles. And speaking of The Mutant Chronicles, Jane launched the first teaser trailer for the film on his own website today. If you have not seen it yet, just click the video below and see for yourself.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
Earth’s natural resources have been exhausted by mankind and battle rages between the soldiers of four leading Corporations: the Capitol, Bauhaus, Mishima and Imperial.
Mitch Hunter and Nathan Rooker, battle hardened Capitol soldiers, fight a desperate battle against a Bauhaus advance. When an errant shell destroys an ancient stone seal, they find themselves facing a new enemy: hideous necrmutants, with boneblades that grow from their arms. Mitch barely manages to escape. Nathan does not.
The mutants multiply by millions and they destroy all before them. The Corporations’ leader, Constantine, is about to abandon the planet and leave countless innocents to their desperate fate, when he is approached by Brother Samuel, leader of the Brotherhood, and ancient monastic order
Samuel is keep of the Chronicles, a book that prophesies both the rise of the Mutants, and the ‘Deliverer’ that will destroy them. Samuel believes he is that Deliverer destined to journey deep into the earth and destroy the source of the mutant scourge.
He manages to recruit Mitch, along with a handful of like-minded soldiers: Steiner, honor bound Bauhaus officer; sword wielding Severian; street fighter El Jesus; fearless beauty Duval; and stoic warrior Juba.
“Mutant Chronicle” follows Mitch and Samuel’s mission to venture into the very heart of the darkness in an attempt to save the planet from marauding hordes of deathless mutants.
Personally, I am pretty excited about this film — and though the special effects seem a little hoaky in the trailer, it is necessary to remember that this film has a very intended look about it, a unique vision that is akin to Steampunk. So we’ll see how it turns out. The film also stars Hellboy’s Ron Perlman, John Malkovich, Devon Aoki and Anna Walton.
What do you think of the first Mutant Chronicles teaser?