A new Red Band trailer for the Thomas Jane sci-fi actioner The Mutant Chronicles hit the web today, so we thought we’d share it with you. There isn’t much in it that’s actually all that graphic, so the Red in “Red Band” isn’t all that meaningful, but the trailer is well cut. Have a look:
You may remember a quasi-review on this flick back during our San Diego Comic-Con where myself and a few other Rejects caught an early screening. At the time they were still looking for a distributor and a few more bucks to toss at the film. I thought Chronicles had merit and I personally loved the look of the film, which captured the “Steam Punk” aesthetic and made use of miniatures and matte paintings, giving it sort of a Sin City meets A Trip to the Moon. For those of you anti-corporation cats, you may also enjoy that the world is now divided into only 4 “countries,” which are all controlled by a singular corporation. At the time, there were some poor CGI shots and troubled pacing, though I didn’t see any of those shots in the trailer – they may have been excised and/or improved, which would help the film.
Fellow Reject Rob Hunter, it’s worth noting, did not share my opinion of the film. Also worth mentioning is the length of time this film has been searching for a home – coming on 2 years I’d say. Hopefully they’ve finally got everything nailed down and can translate a potentially cool sci-fi epic into a fun and wild ride. A World War I-ish Steam Punkian battle against Mutants? You’ve got to at least give it a chance, my friends.
The Mutant Chronicles will be in limited theaterical release on April 24th and will presumably come to DVD a short while later.