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The Mutant Chronicles (2008)
Starring: Christopher Adamson, Devon Aoki, Roger Ashton-Griffiths,
Georgina Berriman, Jacqui Chan, Tim Clark, Dez Drummond, Christopher
Dunne, Allan Arthur Fielding, Christopher Fosh, Benno Fürmann, Nicholas
Gecks, Mark Holloway, Thomas Jane, Scott Joseph, Farhan Khan, Shauna
Macdonald, John Malkovich, Luis Miguel, Neji Nejah, Andrew Nixon, Ron
Perlman, Sean Pertwee, Raf Richard, Serge Soric, Steve Toussaint, Curtis
Walker, Anna Walton, Tom Wu
Director: Simon Hunter
U.S. Opening Date: 24 April 2009
Earth's natural resources have been exhausted by
mankind and battle rages between the soldiers of four leading
Corporations: the Capitol, Bauhaus, Mishima and Imperial.
Mitch Hunter (Thomas Jane) and Nathan Rooker, battle
hardened Capitol soldiers, fight a desperate battle against a Bauhaus
advance. When an errant shell destroys an ancient stone seal, they find
themselves facing a new enemy: hideous NecroMutants, with bone blades that
grow from their arms. Mitch barely manages to escape. Nathan does not.
The mutants multiply by millions and they destroy all
before them. The Corporation's leader, Constantine (John Malkovich), is
about to abandon the planet and leave countless innocents to their
desperate fate, when he is approached by Brother Samuel (Ron Perlman),
leader of the Brotherhood, and ancient monastic order.
Samuel is keep of the Chronicles, a book that
prophesies both the rise of the Mutants, and the 'Deliverer' that will
destroy them. Samuel believes he is that Deliverer destined to journey
deep into the earth and destroy the source of the mutant scourge.
He manages to recruit Mitch, along with a handful of
like-minded soldiers: Steiner, honour bound Bauhaus officer; sword
wielding Severian; street fighter El Jesus; fearless beauty Duval; and
stoic warrior Juba.
Mutant Chronicles follows Mitch and Samuel's
mission to venture into the very heart of the darkness in an attempt to
save the planet from marauding hordes of deathless mutants.
To be honest this one’s plot synopsis doesn’t exactly
inspire us with confidence. It sounds like another brainless sci-fi
actioner like Soldier with Kurt Russell from
back then. Sure, it stars Thomas Jane of The Punisher fame but we’d
rather have a Punisher 2 than be, ahem, punished by a Soldier 2
. . .
- This film marks the second time Thomas Jane and Ron
Perlman (Hellboy) have worked together. The
first time was two years prior when they both appeared in the 2005 video
- This film was originally offered to following
directors, in order: - Stephen Norrington - John Carpenter - Roger
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