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A cool lookin' Cannes poster for the sci-fi war flick MUTANT CHRONICLES hits!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Way back in the day I visited the preproduction offices for this film, MUTANT CHRONICLES, as part of my London tour that included a set visit for HOT FUZZ and a preproduction visit to STARDUST. I liked what I saw... very dark, gritty, smokey... A world that felt lived in, at least in the preproduction art. Check it here to read about my time in the offices and see a piece of production art! The movie's wrapping up in Post is going to be at the market in Cannes. I haven't seen this image anywhere else, so this probably a first. It's the Cannes poster for the flick and pretty nifty. It's a cliched image, a line-up in shadow, but somehow they pull it off well. I also notice their website is live. If you so desire, click it here to visit it! Hope the flick is good. We're in desperate need of a really kickass, fun and well-made sci-fi action film. I'm gonna need to see some moving footage to be convinced either way. I like the art and I like the poster images we've seen, but the real test will be seeing it move. Here's the Cannes poster. Click it to get a big version!

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  • May 15, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Got it

    by crackerfarmboy


  • May 15, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by gride9000


  • May 15, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    What does Faith look like?

    by Turd Furgusen

    And can I really have her?

  • May 15, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    crackerfarmboy, u bitch

    by gride9000

    fuck posters, EVERYBODY CHECK OUT BBWF @ CANNES....

  • May 15, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    LOST Mutants?

    by TheWumpus

    looks like the Lost season 2 posters.

  • May 15, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    That cast is a who's who of shoulda been better sci-fi

    by modlight

    But then again The Matrix had the stars of Event Horizon and Johnny Mnemonic and that turned out ok. I'll still go see any movie with guns and mutants that makes it past Sci-Fi Channel

  • May 15, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    the short is cool

    by modlight

    They convinced me, I'll see it. wow, I'm easy.

  • May 15, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by Shub-Wankalot

    Hmm, the plot synopsis on the homepage of this flick doesn't inspire awe, originality, or coolness. In fact, the "us versus them" has been done in Aliens and Pitch Black. Have faith? Lukewarm.

  • May 15, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    What about Mega-huge shoulder armor?!

    by TheNorthlander

    You can't have Mutant Chronicles without Mega-huge shoulder armor! That's insane!

  • May 15, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Faith is what caused the Dark Ages.

    by Some Dude

    These wacky science fiction guys always mix things up.

  • May 15, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by TheDohDoh

    Seriously, what is up with these on-hold releases. Between this and Killshot, if these movies were badass they would have been out long ago. And what is that catchphrase all about? "Have faith"? Seriously, are they trying to appeal to the Red States with that crap. Is this the Battlefield Earth of Christianity Sci-Fi? If not, change the poster asap.

  • May 15, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    Looks JUST like this.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    X men was suppose to be like this wasn't?

    by P2Rock

    Not some metaphoric expression for Singer to show life for gay people struglling for acceptance. Gritty dark and foreboding. Sorry still not overe what Singer did to Superman .

  • May 15, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Haven't I played this game before??

    by BaggedHemi22

    Resistance: Fall of Man?? Same thing, verdad?

  • May 15, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Mutated Perlman photo, Muthafuckas!

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Found this pic looking for info on this flick: Looks pretty badass to me...

  • May 15, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Every film wants to be like Blade Runner

    by Bong

    Blade Runner this...Blade runner that

  • May 15, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    is this an X-Men movie?

    by jrbarker

    otherwise I'm not interested

  • May 15, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Give it a chance.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    This could be HUGE. And Tom Jane is a class act.

  • May 15, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    This will flop without Kirstin Dunst...

    by Mike_D

    mark my words.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Leave it to wikipedia to help me with pop culture

    by Deus Vult

    This is what happens when you get old and married boys; you don't know what's hot anymore. Oh and Harry, you're about to come face-to-face with my fate once you come back from your honeymoon.<p>In any case, since I'm 32 and too old to know anything about pop culture, I had to look up Mutant Chronicles on wikipedia, and you know, if its on wikipedia, it's gotta be true...ANYWAY, here's the basic details on this deal fellas:<p>A film called, "The Mutant Chronicles", was directed by Simon Hunter and stars Thomas Jane, John Malkovich, Devon Aoki, Ron Perlman and others will reportedly be released in 2008. The story is set 400 years into the future (23rd or 24th century). The movie is described as a futuristic Saving Private Ryan set in a world where nearly everything is powered by steam. Mankind has exhausted Earth’s natural resources. Four corporations have taken over the world in which they are constantly at war with one another, the Bauhaus, the Mishima Corporation, the Capitol Corporation and the Imperial Corporation.<p>Now between you, me and the lamppost, this deal doesn't sound so bad. TJane is a cool guy and Malky rules. I'm in for at least a matinee.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Hey I inadvertantly scored some points with Van Buren!

    by Deus Vult

    Holy crap I can't believe I did something right for a chance in an AICN talkback--Van Buren my friend you magnificent bastard--I hadn't even read a single post when I left mine and as I came back through to read the posts I spotted your's!<p>Who would have thought I'd actually have followed your advice without knowing it! See, not everyone on the site is an, ahem, "ignorant dumbass."<p>...well..not me anyway...

  • May 15, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Sci-fi channel piece of crap...

    by bb6634

    And I quote (from the movie's web site): "they find themselves facing a new enemy: hideous necromutants..." Yep. Soon to be littering Blockbuster bargain bins near you.

  • May 16, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    You can tell from the title it is bad.

    by Winterchili

    There is just no way someone would make a good movie and call it "Mutant Chronicles".

  • May 16, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    I hope Sylar-eats-brains gets banned from this web site

    by lost.rules

    I really, really do!

  • May 16, 2007, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Fuck Faith! I want GUNS!

    by Knugen

    nuff said

  • May 16, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    looks like he is gone...

    by Knugen

    to bad I already read that bastards topic... Sylar-eats-brains is officially on my death list.

  • May 16, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Origins if you didnt already know

    by Creedster

    Mutant Chronicles was a Role playing game, then a miniature game, becuase of that there is quite a bit of background / design work already done for it to draw from (and it kicked ass). I was a fan of both of those so I can say I am looking forward, but for a non fan the thought of a sci-fi / demon flick should still appeal. Think of it as the film Doom wasnt. :) Still if they get it wrong it could be really realy bad.

  • May 16, 2007, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Only thing worse than films based on video games...

    by Jakes Nel

    ...are films based on role playing games.

  • May 16, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Old poster was better

    by MetiphisLabs

    The one with the mutant arm, it really complimented the flavor of the title. This one is generic.

  • May 16, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Link to the old poster

    by MetiphisLabs See? Much better.

  • May 16, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by SPECT

    This kind of sci-fi film interests me with the saving private ryan scifi concept. Though I started to watch the video diaries and was a little concerned. The guy responsible for the prosthetic effects has a uni-brow.

  • May 16, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I like the cast of actors in this one as well as its basic premise, but director Simon Hunter is a relative newcomer and the writers' only other credit is "Event Horizon." Which could make this kind of badass if they get serious about doing it right.<p> Hope the action is at least intense and brutal.

  • May 16, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay

    by SPECT

    I'm even more concerned for this project. The director of this film quotes Michael Bay during one of the production diaries on advice on directing. I knew we would have an opportunity to rip on Bay somewhere in this talkback