Check out Ronald Chevalier's world, where Sam Rockwell plays a superhero character who's a "transvestite Captain Kangaroo." Plus we're digging up the real folklore vampires and new stills from Cargo which is already being buzzed as the new Moon.
Here's the very first clip that we've seen for Jemaine Clement's Gentlemen Broncos. Clement (who you may remember from The Flight Of The Conchords) plays the ridiculous cliched scifi writer Ronald Chevalier author of Cyborg Harpies. Sadly the pompous Chevalier steals his next novel from his biggest fan, a high school kid. Now it's up to the wronged fan to set things right. Sam Rockwell also appears as the physical representation of the novel's superhero. The film's website it up and running and here are two additional Chevalier virals where he discusses additional writing techniques. GB will premiere at Fantastic Fest.
Who knew horribly tacky scifi writers who speak about protecting their seed could be so hot. Jemaine Clement you are my kryptonite.
Next up is a interesting folk-lore look at today's vampires. Getting back to it's roots, Strigoi shows what a real bloodsucker is like, not some fancy romancing ninny, but a real terror on a small town. The main character, Vlad (aptly named but sadly not the bloodsucker) tries to make sense out of a mysterious death in his grandfather's village. But the more he pokes around the closer he gets to unearthing the undead. Here's the trailer, you gotta love the final line.
Quiet Earth has been ranting and raving about the film Cargo for some time now, and we're starting to see why. New stills for the space movie have been released showing the vast emptiness aboard the Kassandra. Here's the full synopsis:
Since the biosphere collapsed on Earth most of humanity lives in space, inhabiting hopelessly overcrowded space stations. The only hope to escape from the chaos is RHER: A paradise-planet 5 light-years from Earth.
The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. Only in 4 months will Laura's shift be over. During her daily patrols, through the eerily empty ship, LAURA begins to get the feeling that she is not alone on-board. A discovery mission in the dark and ice-cold cargo hold ends in catastrophe. The remainder of the crew is awakened. A cat and mouse game begins in which nothing is what it seems. What lies hidden in the strange freight containers and who, or what, is also on-board?
To see more stills head on over to Quiet Earth.
And finally Variety is reporting that Circle of Confusion is trying to make an American Shaun of the Dead called Gatekeeper. So far Matthew O'Leary, Lea Thompson, Ron Perlman and Jana Kramer are attached, hmmm yeah sorry impossible.