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AICN Exclusive: MUTANT CHRONICLES teaser art!!

Published at: Jan. 15, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Way back in May of last year I visited the Shepperton Studios pre-production offices of THE MUTANT CHRONICLES, a sci-fi war flick starring Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, John Malkovich and Devon Aoki (Miho herself). I liked what I saw then, but it's easy to like artists renderings of a brutal sci-fi war. A lot rests on director Simon Hunter's shoulders in bringing this film to life. My understanding is photography has wrapped and this image below has been approved for the teaser poster. It's pretty striking and, as teaser images are supposed to do, has me more interested in the flick than I was before. Click on the art to get the super big version. What do you folks think?



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  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Looks badass

    by dastickboy

    Get some WW1 grime and horror into sci-fi - awesome

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    first!

    by cathartist

    um . . . phallic much? Even the helmet kinda looks like, well i am guessing you get the gist of it.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Are we supposed to have faith...

    by Jonesey1111

    that the darkest ages are yet to come?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Pretty bad

    by BigAssFan

    That's pretty much like the worst artwork I have ever seen.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Does it take place in the past

    by Phategod1

    I got a Resistance Fall of man vibe.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    RON PEARLMAN IS COOKIN THE BOOKS!

    by DOGSOUP

    What can he say? His wife really loves shoes.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    sweet PC game box cover

    by caravaggio

    from 1997

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    MUTANTS GOTTA EAT!!!!!!!

    by bobgoatse

    Anyone ever play doomtrooper? Didn't think so!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    Why

    by georges garvaren

    would someone (or thing) waste such a perfectly good helmet? Tisk, tisk.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Hey Dogsoup, isn't Ron Pearlman married to Danny Devito

    by CarefulBen

    That butterball can buy his own shoes

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Mutant Chronicles: Baraka's Revenge...

    by FilmFanatik

    I don't know, looks badass, but most of the crap coming out today has cool artwork.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    From My Girlfriend... and I quote...

    by modlight

    "It looks like a cock."

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    From My Cock... and I quote...

    by georges garvaren

    "Modlight's girlfriend looks like a pussy." Jus'a'joke; she looks great.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Do all movie posters have to be loaded up

    by ewokstew

    with Photoshop junk, now? I think it's an official requirement by some governing Hollywood entity.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Carefulben

    by Varakor

    LOL It's Rhea Perlman who married devito, but damn that was so funny, you made snapple come out of my nose. I'll be chucklin for days. LOL

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    gives me the horn!

    by SeeYouNextWednesday27

    totally badass poster. Hardcore. Love tha gritty steampunk feel. Hope the movie is as hardcore

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    "The darkest age is yet to come"

    by MasterKenobi

    sounds cool, but not the "have faith" thing. Take it away and you´ll have a good poster. From the set report one gets the feeling it could be something special. There hasn´t been a good scifi film with dark and gritty atmosphere in ages. I like the casting, but can´t imagine Thomas Jane as the leader. Still have nightmares from the Punisher movie. Worst casting ever.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    By any chances was this one of the pieces of shit...

    by Shermdawg

    that Ron Perlman was referring to when he spoke to Mori, Quint, whoever it was?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    chances?

    by Shermdawg

    chances?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU DOGSOUP AND YOUR WANNABE CATCHPHRASE

    by dtpena

    REALLY

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    DAMN THTS 1 BIG FUCKING PICTURE!!!!!!

    by tHEmOOG

    poster has me intrigued

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    DTPENA IS COOKIN THE BOOKS!

    by DOGSOUP

    Thats what you really wanted so there, threw ya a bone....

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Japanese Starship Troopers poster

    by Some Dude

    If you like this poster, check out the original.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    The Pearlman Family

    by DOGSOUP

    http://tinyurl.com/ydsfah Is it just me or does his daughter look like Karyn Parsons, Hilary from the Fresh Prince?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Most generic name ever...

    by Mista Mann

    I've avoided anything about this because of the name. I didn't realize it was something serious. "Mutant Chronicles" is bad even for a video game or children's cartoon. They couldn't think of anything more intriguing and thought-provoking?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by Ridge

    Very nice. I've played the tabletop game before, it wasn't too bad. Always liked it more than Warhammer, then played the RPG which was able to go into some very dark places. The poster there, gives a great feeling and if they can deliver on the tone without changing too much, I think we're in for a treat.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Cast Thomas Jane...

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    ...and I'm there. Pretty much feel like anything he's in is either good or hilariously bad. But always entertaining.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    AND...

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    I like the fact that they're going to take their time with the release date. Plenty of time to polish the f/x...

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    TJ=

    by ferociousbadger

    most horrible actor ever.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Yawn!

    by Dr Gregory House

    I'm waiting for "Hee Haw: Haw Harder" to be greenlit.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    John Malkovitch has a bomb in his Miho...

    by Bootskin

    And Ron Perlman gotta Eat....some bullshit goats.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    It's a Starship Troopers remake

    by Primus

    If this was the poster for Starship Troopers 3, I'd be excited.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Poster won't even get noticed by teenage emos.

    by Ghostball

    'Mutant' never looks good in a title, and 'Chronicles'is starting to look as hubristic as Vin Diesel. Like the first part of the quote though. The second half is ass, as pointed out by MasterKenobi. I'll still be seeing it, though - the concept and cast sound ok, and whole year for SFX. How bad can they fuck this one up?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Ugh...

    by Ghostball

    Just looked at the poster again.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    NEW Megatron and Prime Pics

    by LittleDudes

    Kinda: http://www.little-dudes.co.nz/words-118 REMOVE THE SPACE

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg...

    by drew mcweeny

    No. When Ron said that, we were just wrapping CIGARETTE BURNS last year. We ran into him by coincidence at the hotel where we were all staying, and he joined us at our impromptu wrap party. <P>This year, when he left the set of PRO-LIFE, he was headed to the set of THE MUTANT CHRONICLES. The odd coincidence there is that John Carpenter was one of the original directors attached to this film several years ago when it almost happened. When I asked him about it, he seemed a little sad that this one got away. "It was going to be reeeeeeeally cool," he said. I hope it is. I kinda like the poster as an attempt to set a tone.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Snakes on a mutant train!!

    by Snikkar124

    Looks like resident evil to me.Could be good ,but Ron Pearlman better have lot`s of make-up.He looks like feel on most sunday mornings.This film will most likely be dissapointing.They`ll give us the best scenes in the trailer,and the whole jist of who`s who,what will happen ,and the movie will suck in comparison to the trailer.Sequel due 2010.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Maybe

    by cornponious

    someone could clue me in to what the mutant chronicles is.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Copernicus -

    by Ghostball

    It's about these mutants, see... and this movie follows their (etc)

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    note to self -

    by Ghostball

    get people's names right...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Looks like that PS3 game . . .

    by KINOBICK

    Resistance Fall of Man. Anybody else think so or am I on my own here?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 7 a.m. CST

    You made me spit beer out of my nose Ghostball

    by DOGSOUP

    It was worth it...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Hmm...I sure hope Riddick in this one too...

    by just pillow talk

    How about a floating 'M'too?<p>Beer foul dogsoup! Every drop is precious.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    starship troopers is classic

    by just pillow talk

    "smart bug"<p>cow getting 'censored'<p>little kids stomping bugs<p>hot chicks

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    You had me at "Mutant"

    by kafka07

    But almost lost me at "John Malkovich" from that super-awesome movie Eragon. But then got me back when I heard Rhea Pearlman is in it too. She's so cute and hobbit-like, how can I resist?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    So if The Chronicles of Riddick and the Chronicles...

    by Childe Roland

    ...of Narnia represent "normal" cinematic chronicles, is it fair to expect these mutant chronicles to be emotionally indulgent, super-powered versions of those films where everyone is wearing black leather?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    KINOBICK

    by Veraxus

    Nope, definately getting a Resistance vibe myself.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    What the eff is this shat?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    My geekness level must not be high enough. I am merely confused./