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Alvart's sience fiction film Pandorum

PandorumPoster.jpgPandorum is the new film from the man who wrote and directed the excellent Antikörper (Antibodies - Filmstalker review), a film I really did enjoy and showed that Christian Alvart has a lot to offer.

Now the first images and story outline has appeared for his first foray into the world of science fiction, Pandorum, and it sounds like it's going to be isolated and confusing, but in very good ways.

Christian Alvart just recently finished completing his first Hollywood film, Case 39 starring Renée Zellweger about a social worker who fights to save a girl from her abusive parents and then finds out that the situation is more complicated, and more scary, than she first thought. The film shows promise, but we have to wait until next year to see if Alvart can carry through his style from Antikörper to Hollywood.

Yet he's not stopping to wait, now he's off on his next film, and this one's called Pandorum, is science fiction and stars Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid, or as the E4 voiceover man said the other day, Dennis Ruddy Quaid! - You have to have seen it to get it.

Pandorum-Still.jpgAnyway, it's a strong line up and an interesting plot, while you read here's an image of Foster being rather cross as he wakes up in his cryo-chamber thingy.

The poster, which you can see full size over at Entertainment Weekly's image gallery through First Showing, has an interesting tag line:

"You Are All That is Left of Us"

That probably gives you a big feel for the film already, although I would hope it's not a reveal, something I'm coming to hate more and more these days.

Here's the blurb for the film which gives us a lot more information:

"Two crewmen awaken from hyper-sleep aboard a spacecraft. None of their equipment is working, and their memories are incomplete. What was their mission? How much time has passed? Where are they? Who are they? As they try to piece things together, they discover they are not alone, and the ship's new inhabitants - tribal warriors carrying crudely made weapons - are moving among them, intent on killing all aboard. As the space travelers unravel the frightening and deadly secrets the ship harbors, they realize the survival of mankind hinges on their actions. They must regain control of the ship before Pandorum takes over."

Sounds pretty good, and we're also directed to an interview over at MTV from Cam Gigandet, who also stars in the film, to hear him say about the story:

"It's basically this group of people who are stuck on a spaceship that has left Earth and won't be going back...So they're trying to find a different place to live, basically, and things go horribly wrong. It's about them figuring out the problem."

Sounds pretty interesting, but the real thing here for me is Christian Alvart, he really caught me with Antikörper (Antibodies), and I'm dying to see more of what he has to offer.



FYI: There's gonna be a panel in a couple of days at the San Francisco Wondercon. Ben Foster, Cung Le and Antje Traue appearing.


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