Thursday, August 13, 2009

War Of The Worlds: Goliath


It appears that the War of the Worlds is getting the Heavy Metal treatment with a very Gear Krieg, Steampunk look

War Of The Worlds: Goliath

Pre-release Information - Synopsis by Joe Pearson; "It's an R rated, retro-history, steam punk epic set in [the year] 1914, fourteen years after the first failed Martian invasion. Mankind has rebuilt her cities and military adapting a lot of the abandoned Martian technology. They've created an international defense force, A.R.E.S., based on the lower end of Manhattan and under the command of Theaodore Roosevelt. They've built a formidable force centered around giant, steam powered battle tripods. Think of "Band of Brothers" meets "Star Wars", meets World WO. It will be cool-steam powered battle tripods, doomed Cossack cavalry charges, victorian decco, steam punk Manhattan, 1500 foot long armored battle zeppelins, Teddy Roosevelt, souped up Tri-planes, blood on steaming metal, sex in the cockpit. The usual." The movie has a budget of over $5 million, and is being produced by Tripod Entertainment Sdn Bhd (joint venture between Elemental Ventures Sdn Bhd and Epoch Ink Corp). This story is not directly based on Heavy Metal, but it is a sequel to the classic War Of The Worlds novel by H.G. Wells. It is uncertain how connected this movie is to Heavy Metal. It might not be an Official Heavy Metal movie, but it still has Heavy Metal connections. It was originally intended on being part of a series of Heavy Metal Videos. And is being co-produced by Kevin Eastman (owner of Heavy Metal).

Basic Information


Release Date - Production started November 2007, and is expected to be finished around April 2010 (as of August 12 2009) and released mid-2010 (as of August 12 2009) on DVD and possibly in limited theaters.

Running Time - Expected to be 90 mins.

MPAA Rating - Expected to receive an R rating

Distributor - (not available)

Links:
Official site (coming ~July?)
WotW Microsite At MetalTV.com

2 comments:

Cyborg Trucker said...

Looks very cool, and it will be out just in time for my birthday. Nice.

Jubb3500 said...

Dear Gamers,

Thanks for your favorable blog comment on our upcoming movie, "War of the Worlds: Goliath".

As the director/producer on the movie, I appreciate your interest and enthusiasm for what we're trying to do.

I wanted to alert you to the fact that we've just uploaded our first TRAILER for the film

It's an intense, two minute piece that introduces our characters, their world and the large scale of the movie.

We've also uploaded a 12 minute "Behind the Scenes" where the team talks a bit about the origin and production of the movie.

You can access both of them at—

www.wotw-goliath.com

—We are also putting up our third production blog on the movie, where we talk about our presentation at the San Diego Comic Con last month and show a lot of photos, at our
"War of the Worlds: Goliath" site at the Heavy Metal magazine website—

http://www.heavymetal.com/wotw/

If you can continue to spread the word on both, it would be greatly appreciated.

We are fully independent animated feature and can use all the support from fans of the genre as we can get.

Thanks again,

Joe Pearson
Producer/director, "War of the Worlds: Goliath"

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