In this five minute video, Hong Kong’s mega studio Media Asia shows us some of their upcoming highlights for 2010. It includes subtitled footage from Fire of Conscience, Legend of the Fist (Donnie Yen), Once a Gangster (Felix Chong), Reign of Assassins (aka John Woo’s Rain of Swords in The Pugilistic World), Punished (Law Wing-Cheong & Johnnie To), Manhunt (Gao Qunshu), Love in a Puff (Pang Ho-Cheung), Frozen (Derek Kwok), Men & Women (Johnnie To & Wai Ka-Fai), After Shock (Feng Xiaogang), 9 Temples, My Best Bodyguard and another still nameless Johnnie To project.
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Yesterday a first preview for the almost forgotten anime Gothicmade (Hana no Utame Gothicmade – ゴティックメード 花の詩女) directed, written and designed by Mamoru Nagano was released on the film’s official website. The project was first announced back in 2006, but updates on its status have been scarce since them.
Synopsis via AnimeSuki:
On a tiny colony world named Carmine, young women known as Songstresses inherit the generation memories of those who came before them, using their knowledge to help a populace that suffers under the harsh policies of the ruling interplanetary league.
Newly reborn as a Songstress, 16-year-old Bellin Ajelli sets off a holy pilgrimage across the planet. Rumors of a possible terrorist attack result in Prince Truhallon of the militant Donau Empire being sent in to protect her, but his very presence is the antithesis of everything Bellin stands for. The two are as different as night and day, but they’re stuck together until they reach the capital.
Despite the missing Arnold, this two minute sneak peek for the new Predators from producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal (Kontroll) doesn’t look that bad.
Hey, at least it can’t get any worse than those shitty Aliens vs. Predator films that raped the franchise…right? A first trailer is supposed to hit the net on March 18th..
Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet…as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members, human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
Last saturday, a first sneak preview of Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame has screened during a press conferenz in den Hengdian studios. The footage isn’t officially released yet but thanks to somebody brave with a camera phone we’re able to take a first (shaky, dark and unfocused) peek for ourselves…
Halo-8 Entertainment has released the official trailer for Godkiller their upcoming “illustrated film” based on the comic series by Matt Pizzolo and Anna Muckcracker. It is planned to screen the single episodes on smaller festivals and later release them on DVD starting in September. A first preview and synopsis for the series have been posted in April.
A first preview clip for GODKILLER, an “illustrated film” from Halo-8 Entertainment based on the comic series created by Matt Pizzolo and Anna Muckcracker has been released today. Set in a dark future, where Earth has been colonized by alien races after an economic collapse and a “holy” nuclear war, GODKILLER tells the story of the orphan Tommy who’s searching for a new heart for his ill kid sister Lucy. On his odyssey he meets the prostitute Halfpipe who’s specialized in organ stealing and takes the young boy into her own dark world of “brutality, quantum physics and conspiracy theories”…
I’m not sure about the “animation” on this one (I’m not a big fan of motion comics either), but I really like the drawing style and with voice artists like Lance Henriksen and several nice ladies (Danielle Harris, Tiffany Shepis, Nicki Clyne) I’m gonna give it a chance. The first episode is supposed to be released this fall.
[via Quiet Earth]
Just before the first episode airs on April 2nd, an almost four minute long preview clip for the unusual mecha sport anime Basquash! in which giant robots challenge each other on oversized basketball courts, appeares online. A nice Japanese lady tells us some background information and production details while we see footage from the first episode.
The whole setting seems a bit too kid-oriented for my taste but I think I’m gonna give the series a chance, just because I kinda dig the design and Shoji Kawamori’s name (he worked on Escaflowne, Macross, Ghost in the Shell and Patlabor) is attached to it.