Last month, we were one of the first sites to post up the trailer for Ink, a science-fiction fantasy action film that looks like Terry Gilliam saw Dark City and wanted to make his own version. Unfortunately, we couldn’t be in Santa Barbara for its festival turn (our teleportation device is still broken after Neil spilled grape soda all in it), but a few outlets have already had a chance to see it – and the results are firmly in the positive zone.
I spoke to one of the Producers yesterday, and she was nice enough to point me in the right direction for their second trailer, a trailer that she claims gives a better feel for the film over all. Whereas the first trailer seemed a bit like horror, the second shows the film as a true dark fantasy film:
This second trailer has me even more excited about this thing. It’s clear that it’s indie, but the budget has obviously gone toward some quality FX and very imaginative make up.
The brains behind Ink will be releasing the film in about two weeks in Colorado in hopes that they can attract a distributer. Coming off of some major buzz out of Santa Barbara (you’ll notice a few glowing quotes from reviewers in this trailer), they wanted to strike while the iron was hot instead of languishing on the festival circuit. It’s sort of a gamble, but it might definitely pay off, especially if the film is as good as the trailer makes it seem.
Be on the look out for a review of the flick forthcoming once it rolls out in Denver.
What do you think? Did this trailer melt your face off? Or were you hoping for something more?