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ULTRAVIOLET - PREVIEW 



 

Ultraviolet (2006)

Starring: Milla Jovovich
Director: Kurt Wimmer

Opening Date: 24 February 2006



Maybe it’s an underlying male chauvinism or maybe sex simply doesn’t sell that well anymore, but most of the recent hot chick in skimpy outfit as action heroine movies simply tanked at the box office. Think of Catwoman, Elektra, Aeon Flux, Bloodrayne and few others and you’ll know what I mean.

OK, so maybe those movies simply sucked, but this box office trend didn’t stop the producers of Ultraviolent, er sorry, Ultraviolet, a kick ass sci-fi action movie starring Milla Jovovich (Fifth Element, the Resident Evil movies) as the action gal in question.

The adolescent in me still digs the idea of good-looking women beating the tar out of bad guys, but maybe audiences just don’t find violent sexy women all that alluring anymore . . .

We’ll see.
 

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Plot:

Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease (Hemophagia), giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence, and as they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war (a war between humans and hemophages) aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected woman - Ultraviolet (played by Milla Jovovich), who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to humans.


Trivia:

  • Kurt Wimmer wrote the script with Milla Jovovich in mind as the lead character.

  • Milla Jovovich's character uses a more authentic variant of "Gun Kata" - a unique blend of gunfighting and martial arts developed by director Kurt Wimmer for his previous film Equilibrium (2002).

  • While on the set, Kurt Wimmer asked Milla Jovovich to punch him, in order to get a feel for the intensity she was putting in her action sequences. For the next several days, Wimmer directed the film with a black eye.

  • A teaser trailer and a rough cut of one of the action sequences leaked to the Internet after being shown to a small group. Kurt Wimmer has since requested that all clips be taken offline in order to keep the film mostly a secret until he decides to let it out of the bag. No traces of the clips remain on the Net.
     

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