While Luc Besson is delivering some B-movie sci-fi spectacle on a massive scale this summer, the days of scrappy films in the same genre are few and far between. Enter Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child, the third feature from writer-director Shane Abbess, which is set in a future of interplanetary colonization and follows a father (Daniel MacPherson) searching for his daughter and a convict (Kellan Lutz) who decides to help him.
We said in our review from Fantastic Fest, “The true strength with this blast of a film is that everything is so unexpected. What starts to come across as uninspired SyFy fare quickly does a 180-degree turn and shows us that Abbess and team have something to say, and more importantly, show. From narration to flashbacks to chapter breaks, Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child just gives and gives, and when it ends — brilliantly, by the way — you’ll be screaming for more, and quickly.”
See the trailer below, along with a synopsis and poster, courtesy of Screen Anarchy.
Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonisation, Sy (Kellan Lutz), a mysterious drifter, meets Kane (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant working for an off-world military contractor, EXOR.
The unlikely pair must work together to rescue Kane’s young daughter (Teagan Croft) and reach safety amid an impending global crisis which was brought on by EXOR itself. Teaming up with a pair of renegades (Luke Ford and Isabel Lucas), Kane and Sy clash with EXOR in an attempt to escape while battling the savage creatures that roam the barren planet.
Also starring Rachel Griffiths and Temuera Morrison, THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE is an adrenaline-fueled sci fi adventure.
Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child will hit theaters in Australia this month, and you can get tickets here.