My hope for Ruairi Robinson‘s debut sci-fi feature Last Days on Mars is something akin to Duncan Jones‘ Moon. After working in shorts and commercials for each of their respective early careers, the latter debuted a bold feature in the genre on a tight budget. Robinson, who is already Oscar-nominated for one of his shorts, will hopefully take the same route for his full-length debut.
We’ve got the first image from the film today featuring a serious Liev Schreiber looking a blood-splattered window. There’s not a wealth of information to go on, but it’s an exciting first look for the film which follows “a group of astronaut explorers [who] succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.”
From that description, it could be any number of fairly generic space thrillers, but here’s hoping for something great with this one. And if his most recent short, the Max Records-starring Blinky is any indication, Robinson (who also worked on the now scrapped Akira) could have something great up his sleeves. Also starring Olivia Williams, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai and Johnny Harris, the film has yet to secure US distribution but will hopefully arrive in theaters by next year.
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
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