Dante 01 trailer online
I hadn't heard of Dante 01 until this evening, and seeing the trailer I was rather surprised. Although there are shades of Event Horizon and Sunshine in there, the trailer does look good, carries Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon and Linh Dan Pham, and comes from Marc Caro, co-writer and co-director of Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children.
Now that grabbed my attention, but the trailer looks very cool with some great looking effects.
Here's the official blurb for the film:
“DANTE 01, the spine chilling futuristic sci-fi horror, following the induction of a new prisoner into a deep space psychiatric prison, will be released on DVD Monday 15th September 2008.
Sole survivor of an alien encounter, Saint Georges (Lambert Wilson – Sahara and The Matrix franchise) is charged with the murder of his entire crew and sentenced to a life of medical trials onboard Dante 01 – one of the first psychiatric space prisons.
Upon meeting Saint Georges, fellow inmates (Dominique Pinon - Amelie) soon discover all is not normal with the new prisoner as he begins to display mysterious powers stemming from his alien experience. As his strange abilities begin to emerge, discontent begins to brew onboard Dante 01, as a blood thirsty power struggle starts amongst jealous prisoners.
As jailors and inmates alike try to fathom Saint Georges’ god-like abilities, paranoia sets in, resulting in the ships computer being sabotaged, sending the space prison plummeting towards a fireball planet. All seems lost as the inhabitants begin to realise how secluded they are and ‘in deep space, there is no rescue’.
Dante 01 is the intriguing and long awaited solo debut from legendry co-creator of The City of Lost Children and Delicatessen, Marc Caro and also stars Linh Dan Pham (The beat that my heart skipped).”
However the rating on IMDB hasn't been that good with a 5.3 for over two hundred votes. That said it sounds interesting, and the trailer is well worth a look.
What do you think? Is Marc Caro's first outing as solo director worth seeing? Have a look at the trailer and see. If you think it is then you're lucky because Dante 01 will be out on September 15th, and I'm awaiting a review copy with maybe, just maybe, some giveaways.