The coming Australian water wars

Things are about to go Mad Max in Australia — except the studded-leather mutants will be fighting over water, not gas. The continent is suffering an unprecedented heat wave, punctuated by out-of-control wildfires. Earlier this week, International Space Station engineer Chris Hadfield, captured images of the southern… » 1/09/13 10:43am 1/09/13 10:43am

Exterminators of the Year 3000 = the Italian Mad Max rip-off that kicks…

Director Giuliano Carnimeo's 1983 post-apocalyptic flick Exterminators of the Year 3000 may seem like a Mad Max clone at first, but its criminally inept production values elevate it to cult nirvana. Also, it has the most brutal trailer ever made! » 8/16/10 10:10am 8/16/10 10:10am

The dehydrated dystopia of Pumzi is absolutely gorgeous

We've been psyched for Pumzi, Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu's water war featurette, ever since it made a splash at Sundance. The film may be only 20 minutes long, but Kahiu's depiction of a parched authoritarian arcology is stunning. » 6/21/10 6:10pm 6/21/10 6:10pm

Reality has caught up to Shekhar Kapur's dystopian vision

For 12 years, Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur has been trying to make Paani, his movie set during future water wars. Now that he's finally making it, he's tweeting photos that prove the water wars are already here. » 5/31/10 1:00pm 5/31/10 1:00pm

New Details On Elizabeth Director Shekhar Kapur's New Dystopian Film

The real future apocalypse won't be zombies or nukes — it'll be water wars, according to Shekhar Kapur, director of Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. His new movie Paani takes place during a future battle over access to water. » 2/22/10 1:30pm 2/22/10 1:30pm