Entries tagged sci-fi

Full Trailer for Fumihiko Sori’s CG Anime TO

The full, two minutes long trailer for TO, Fumihiko Sori’s CG anime adaptation of Yukinobu Hoshino’s Sci-Fi manga 2001 Nights (2001 Ya Monotogari) has been released on the films Japanese website. Both parts of the direct-to-video project, TO: Elliptical Orbit und TO: Symbiotic Planet will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in Japan on December 18th.

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[via @cinemaasia]


Teaser Trailer for Mamoru Oshii’s Assault Girls

I just knew it, nobody beats Nippon Cinema when it comes to teaser and trailers for Japanese films. While the good guys from HK Mania “only” posted some teasing screenshots from the first teaser trailer for Mamoru Oshii’s Assault Girls exactly one month ago, Kevin managed to find the teaser in full motion glory!

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And yes, the effects look like crap, but come on…three pretty and armored girls named Gray, Lucifer and Colonel fighting giant sand whales? You don’t see stuff like this every day!
[via Nippon Cinema]


First Details for Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion

First details for Joseph Kosinski’s (director for Tron (2): Legacy) upcoming sci-fi project have popped up at ComingSoon.net and TheMovingPicture.net. While both sources agree on the title Oblivion (not related to the Bethesda role playing game) and the fact that the film will be accompanied by a comic graphic novel, the summaries on both sites are quite different:

The story is set in post-apocalyptic Earth, where civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers illegally collect artifacts from the polluted and destroyed surface below. When one young scavenger discovers a crashed spacecraft planetside–and a beautiful women within–he rejoices at the find. Little does he realize that his discovery will lead him to a journey filled with romance, adventure and unimaginable danger.


The story centers on a battle-damaged soldier who, assigned to a desolate planet after a court-martial, patrols the bleak landscape in an effort to destroy the last vestiges of a primitive alien race. When a mysterious traveler arrives unexpectedly, their lives become inextricably linked as they are forced to question everything they know about this world and themselves.

They both sound pretty interesting especially after seeing the Comic Con footage for Tron: Legacy and with the mentioning of David Fincher as one of the producers.


Screenshots from Mamoru Oshii’s Assault Girls Trailer

Our good friends at HK Mania discovered a first trailer for Mamoru Oshii’s Assault Girls on the just released Japanese DVD of Kiru ~ Kill. While they didn’t upload the trailer itself (yet?), they were kind enough to post a bunch of screencaps from the video. I just love girls in tight armour…

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Four Minute Comic Con Clip for Shane Acker’s 9

Here’s another pretty long (over four minutes) clip from Shane Acker’s apocalyptic ragdoll adventure 9 straight from Comic Con. If you combine all the recently released trailers and clips you almost get the feeling that you’ve already seen the film…which is kinda nice if you live in a country like Germany that still hasn’t got a theatrical release date. :mad:

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[via Cinema Beacon & IGN]

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Looks like after two visually impressive but kinda empty clips, Matthew Santoro’s OFFLINE project slowly begins to take form.

possible sighting of the systematic anomaly known as ERROR_26

[via Quiet Earth]


First Photo, Details and Date for Mamoru Oshii’s Assault Girls

ANN has posted some new/first details for Mamoru Oshii’s upcoming live-action film Assault Girls. According to Hollywood Channel and Cinema Today, the long version of Oshii’s Assault Girl 2 short from the Kiru ~ KILL omnibus will open in Japan on December 19th. The film is set on a desert planet that has been devastated by giant monsters called Suna Kujira (sand whales). For reasons yet unknown, three female hunters played by Meisa Kuroki, Rinko Kikuchi and Hinako Saeki visit the planet to hunt down the most dangerous sand whale there is, the Madara Suna Kujira (spotted sand whale) using assault rifles and other weapons.
Even though the films is getting released pretty soon, only one photo that makes one of the Assault Girls (Meisa Kuroki) look like an amazing mix of Casshern and Oshii’s Avalon has been released so far.